“The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” Returns to Las Vegas
Las Vegas (August 22, 2012)— Barrett-Jackson, “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™,” is pleased to announce the return of its renowned Las Vegas car auction, September 20-22, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. This year’s auction is expected to bring tens of thousands of visitors including bidders, consignors and car enthusiasts from around the world to view some of the worlds most sought after collectible vehicles.
“Las Vegas is without a doubt a city driven by world-class entertainment and this years auction is no exception,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re excited to return to Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino to provide activities for car enthusiasts of all ages and showcase one-of-a-kind collector cars at our 5th annual event.”
SPEED will broadcast 20 hours of live, high-definition television coverage of the auction. The hours will be from 4 to 9 p.m. PDT on Thursday, September 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT on Friday, September 21 and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. PDT on Saturday, September 22.
“At Barrett-Jackson we go above and beyond to create an unmatched experience that has something for everyone,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Our event continues to be highly anticipated by collectors around the world and we are excited to announce a diverse offering of feature cars that will cross the auction block this year.”
Top vehicles featured for the 5th Annual Las Vegas Auction include:
- 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird Two Door Hardtop VIN RM23R0A172586
- 1967 Shelby GT500 SE Super Snake Continuation Fastback VIN 7R02A136593
- 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible VIN 5562122925
- 1970 Ford Mustang BOSS 429 Fastback VIN 0F02Z143248
- 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster VIN 3495390
The 5th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas event will offer a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy such as the authentic Automobilia Auction, Ride ‘N Drives presented by Ford and General Motors, product demonstrations from vendors and sponsors, shopping through the exhibitor showcase and much more. Barrett-Jackson will also host the following events that will lead up to this world-class auction:
5th Annual Las Vegas Cruise-In-September 15
Taking place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Cruise-In will wrap up the Grand Opening Week of Gaudin Ford’s newest location. Las Vegas automotive enthusiasts are invited to bring their collector vehicles to the Cruise-In and all makes and models are welcome. Proceeds from food and beverage purchases will directly benefit the Keep Memory Alive Foundation. The event is free and open to the public.
Barrett-Jackson 5th Annual Road Rally-September 19
The Road Rally will showcase a lineup of 80 collectable automobiles from local car clubs and collectors and will travel down the Las Vegas Strip at 2 p.m. The Road Rally will start at Las Vegas Convention Center Gold and finish in the southeast parking lot at Mandalay Bay with a mini car show.
For more information, up-to-date news and to purchase tickets, please visit www.barrett-jackson.com/lasvegas or call (480) 421-6694.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Orange County, Calif. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.