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MORE THAN $60 MILLION WORTH OF CARS LINED UP BY BARRETT-JACKSON FOR SOUND OF SPEED “PIT ROAD” FESTIVAL

1969 Yenko Camaro re-creation, driven by Paul Walker in the 2003 film "2 Fast 2 Furious," will be one of the incredible cars on display at Barrett-Jackson's "Pit Road" Festival on November 6. 1969 Yenko Camaro re-creation, driven by Paul Walker in the 2003 film “2 Fast 2 Furious,” will be one of the incredible cars on display at Barrett-Jackson’s “Pit Road” Festival on November 6.

Barrett-Jackson and The Phoenix Symphony have teamed up to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Phoenix International Raceway in spectacular fashion on November 6. The special event includes a “Pit Road” Street Festival, VIP party, and special concert and world-premiere performance of “The Sound of Speed Overture.” The groundbreaking event is the first partnership of its kind between the automotive and orchestral worlds, and kicks off at 5 p.m. as 3rd Street in downtown Phoenix is transformed into “Pit Road,” where some incredible cars will be on display, including:

1949 Talbot-Lago T26 Franay Grand Sport--another star in the "Pit Road" line-up at "The Sound of Speed" event.

1949 Talbot-Lago T26 Franay Grand Sport–another star in the “Pit Road” line-up at “The Sound of Speed” event.

1953 Corvette NASCAR owned by Bill France
2008 Bugatti Veyron (the most expensive car ever produced and recognized as the fastest street-legal production car in the world)

1995 Volkswagen Jetta from the movie “The Fast and The Furious”
1969 Yenko Camaro re-creation, driven by Paul Walker in the 2003 film “2 Fast 2 Furious”
1970 Plymouth Superbird
1969 Dodge Charger “General Lee” from “The Dukes of Hazzard”
1939 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk Custom Hardtop Roadster
2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Prudhomme Edition
2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR race car built by Rusty Wallace
1966 Shelby Cobra 427
1968 Chevy Corvette L88 Competition Coupe (James Garner’s AIR team’s)
#88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR showcar

1968 Chevy Corvette L88 Competition Coupe, created for James Garner's American International Racing team, another featured "Pit Road" car.

1968 Chevy Corvette L88 Competition Coupe, created for James Garner’s American International Racing team, another featured “Pit Road” car.

#14 Tony Stewart NASCAR showcar
1968 Chevy Corvette L88 Competition Coupe DX-Sunray car
1969 AMC Javelin Trans Am
1962 Ferrari GTO
1965 Shelby Cobra Coupe
1937 Maserati 6CM race car
1955 Maserati 250F
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1956 Jaguar XK-140
1957 Ferrari 257 4-cam
1954 Ferrari 250 Europa
1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
1958 Mercedes 300 Roadster
1938 Delahaye 135MS
1949 Talbot-Lago T26 Franay Grand Sport
1927 Isotta 8A-SS LeBaron Sport Phaeton
1932 Cord

Former “Dukes of Hazzard” star Tom Wopat will serve as the event’s MC and guest performer in “The Sound of Speed” multi-media concert, and will be on hand at the VIP pre-concert party to autograph PGA golfer Bubba Watson’s beloved 1969 Dodge Charger, better known as the “General Lee” from “The Dukes of Hazzard” TV series.

Tickets for the “Pit Road” festival are just $10. Tickets to the performance portion of the evening range from $30 to $99 and include complimentary access to the Barrett-Jackson “Pit Road” prior to the concert. All tickets can be purchased by calling The Phoenix Symphony box office at 602-495-1999 or online at www.phoenixsymphony.orgFor more information about “The Sound of Speed” event, visit www.soundofspeed.org.

BARRETT-JACKSON AUCTION COMPANY, LLC, ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW COLLECTION SHOWROOM

The Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom is the ideal place to buy or sell a collector car year-round. The Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom is the ideal place to buy or sell a collector car year-round.

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (October 15, 2014) – For more than four decades, Barrett-Jackson has dominated the auction world. Now it’s time to expand to “Main Street USA.” Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today they will officially launch the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom with an open house on November 14-15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The facility, located in Old Town Scottsdale, will bring the Barrett-Jackson experience to the community beyond the four auctions held across the country each year. The showroom will feature a rotating selection of premium vehicles which embody the Barrett-Jackson brand, which has been built on integrity and experience. Prior to the opening of the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom, vehicles of this caliber could only be found at Barrett-Jackson auctions. But now, the high-quality cars can be purchased at the Showroom throughout the year. 

“The Collection Showroom is designed to be a year-round destination for discerning automotive enthusiasts,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Whether you want to buy or sell a vehicle, get expert advice, purchase licensed products, or have your collector car serviced, this will be the place to go.”

Also for sale at the unique showroom will be well-established Barrett-Jackson products like Barrett-Jackson Endorsed Insurance, the restoration product line and branded merchandise. An exciting element of the 22,500-square-foot facility is the Barrett-Jackson service department. Nobody knows collector cars like the Barrett-Jackson team, and the service department will offer repair, maintenance and light reconditioning of collector cars

“Expanding into this market is a great way to promote our collection, and it also provides our fans with more exposure to Barrett-Jackson,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We cannot wait to watch this grow and encourage the passion we all share for the collector car hobby.”

For more information about Barrett-Jackson and the showroom, visit www.barrett-jackson.com, or contact Showroom Division Manager Muffy Bennett at 480-306-8210 or ASE-certified Service Department Manager Jeff Catlin at 480-306-8211.

The Barrett-Jackson Showroom
3020 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Email: showroom@barrett-jackson.com

BARRETT-JACKSON REFLECTS ON MAKING AUTOMOTIVE TELEVISION HISTORY

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As Barrett-Jackson’s TV partnership transitions from FOX to Discovery and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead, one can’t help but look back at almost two decades of broadcast milestones. Two of the visionaries who started Speedvision in 1995, Roger L. Werner Jr. and Robert Scanlon, identified the need for an auto enthusiast-specific channel and grasped at the opportunity. Around the same time, Craig Jackson had taken over the leadership of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company following the untimely death of his brother Brian. Craig had a vision as well: to broadcast collector car auctions on national television. He reached out to the Speedvision team and a groundbreaking deal was struck in 1996. For the first time, enthusiasts experienced the thrill of a Barrett-Jackson auction from the comfort of their living rooms.

Coverage that first year consisted of Speedvision broadcasting taped highlights of the Scottsdale auction. The enthusiastic response prompted the network to make the unprecedented move of televising six hours of live coverage of the event the following year. That coverage changed the car collecting hobby and Barrett-Jackson was cemented as a staple in Speedvision’s programming lineup.

“My goal was to bring a broader awareness to car collecting,” remembers Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our shows have pulled phenomenal ratings ever since. Live coverage of the auction added an entirely new dimension to Speedvision’s programming.” The coverage brought real value to the collector car market as well.

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After completing a buyout of Speedvision in 2001, FOX Entertainment Group re-launched the network as the SPEED Channel in 2002. The transition was seamless, and Barrett-Jackson auctions continued to be broadcast to millions of fans. During the Speedvision-turned-FOX years, numerous milestones were achieved, and the collector car auction landscape would be changed forever. Live coverage grew from six hours in 1997 to approximately 100 hours each year starting in 2012. In 2013 SPEED was rebranded as FOX Sports1. Though the change was bittersweet for those who loved having a dedicated automotive channel, the drama and high caliber
excitement of the Barrett-Jackson auction coverage continued to thrill millions of automotive enthusiasts
across the nation.

Craig Jackson looks back with gratitude for those forward-thinking visionaries at Speedvision who took a chance on an entity previously unknown to television audiences, and with appreciation for the team at FOX who continued to produce stunning, in-depth live broadcasts of every Barrett-Jackson event year after year. “FOX provided unprecedented access to their viewers,”
Jackson says, “Together, we repeatedly pushed the limits of collector car TV programming.”

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“The contributions made by SPEED and FOX to the collector car hobby are extraordinary,” says Steve Davis, president of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, remembering the countless moments of automotive history captured on the networks.

Now, as a new chapter of Barrett-Jackson’s television history begins, Jackson is eagerly looking forward to this new partnership. Velocity and Discovery Channel will broadcast more than 100 hours of live coverage beginning in 2015, and Discovery International will bring Barrett-Jackson to audiences worldwide. With Velocity, the partnership returns Barrett-Jackson to an all auto enthusiast channel. International distribution is an
unprecedented step forward, and Scottsdale 2015—the first Barrett-Jackson auction to be broadcast on Discovery and Velocity—promises to be a blockbuster. Barrett-Jackson will debut on the Discovery channel with the sale of the Ron Pratte Collection.

“Barrett-Jackson is the number one automotive auction brand in the world and will be the crown jewel of our live programming lineup,” says Velocity General Manager Robert Scanlon. “The cars you’ll see during the more than 100 hours of live coverage on Velocity and Discovery are works of art. We’re excited to connect the Velocity and Barrett-Jackson brands, and to continue delivering the very best of the automotive world to our viewers.”

“I am extremely excited about the synergies and endless opportunities our relationship with Velocity and Discovery Networks offers us,” says Craig Jackson. “In addition to joining forces once again with Bob Scanlon, we are thrilled to broadcast on a network
dedicated entirely to automotive enthusiasts, not just nationally, but to millions of international viewers
through multiple viewing opportunities. I look forward to beginning this new partnership with our Scottsdale 2015 auction.”

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Whether at a sports bar, private party or in the comfort of their own homes, viewers worldwide in the coming years will continue to watch the excitement and emotion unfold before their eyes as incredible automobiles cross the Barrett-Jackson auction block — a tradition that began on the television screen almost two decades ago and will undoubtedly continue long into the future.

LAS VEGAS 2014 SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS

The 7th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction ended in most spectacular fashion Saturday as crowds packed the Mandalay Bay Events Center to witness more than 200 incredible vehicles cross the block in what proved to be the most successful Las Vegas auction in Barrett-Jackson history. From smoking hot Hemis and classic sports cars to sleek celebrity cars, there was something to please everyone.

A huge highlight of the day was the auction of three fantastic cars donated to charity by the “Big 3” American auto makers—Chevy, Ford and Chrysler. First up, bringing in $147,500 to benefit the YMCA of Southern Nevada, was a stunning 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, VIN 003. This was followed by Ford Motor Company’s outstanding 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang, carrying Badge Number 1964, which brought the hammer down for $170,000 to benefit Henry Ford Heart & Vascular Institute. But what really brought the house down was the much-talked-about 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat as it roared into the arena. The remarkable car was accompanied by Vegas icons Wayne Newton and Penn Jillette, both longtime supporters of the benefitting charity, Opportunity Village Foundation. The most powerful muscle car of all time—a true one-of-one vehicle with a hand finished Stryker Red paint job—went for a whopping $825,000, which was made even sweeter by a matching donation from the Engelstad Family Foundation.

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Lot 3004 – 2015 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT 2 DOOR COUPE – $825,000*

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Lot 3002 – 2014 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 2 DOOR COUPE – $147,500*

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Lot 3003 – 2015 FORD MUSTANG 2 DOOR COUPE – $170,000*

But that certainly wasn’t all. Here are just a few more of the unbelievable vehicles that kept the crowd buzzing throughout the record-setting day:

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Lot 723 – 1955 CHEVROLET 210 CUSTOM 2 DOOR HARDTOP – $150,700*

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Lot 728 – 2013 LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO LP 550-2 2 DOOR COUPE – $220,000*

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Lot 764 – 2006 FORD GT 2 DOOR COUPE – $291,500*

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Lot 769 – 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO COPO 2 DOOR COUPE – $172,700*

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Lot 773 – 1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE – $165,000*

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Lot 780 – 1936 PACKARD EIGHT PHAETON – $176,000*

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Lot 783 – 1955 CHEVROLET CAMEO CUSTOM PICKUP – $132,000*

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Lot 788 – 1968 SHELBY GT500 FASTBACK – $165,000*

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Lot 791 – 2011 BENTLEY GTC SUPERSPORTS CONVERTIBLE – $176,000*

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Lot 793 – 1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL ROADSTER – $137,500*

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Lot 799 – 1971 PLYMOUTH HEMI ‘CUDA 2 DOOR HARDTOP – $385,000*
* Prices include Buyer Commission.

LAS VEGAS 2014 FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

There’s a little something for everyone at the 7th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction. Take an exciting spin around the test area at the Chevrolet and Ford Ride ’N Drives. Wander through the massive auction vehicle display area to get an up-close look at the incredible vehicles on the docket. Check out the deals and demos at the Sponsor and Vendor Marketplace. But you’ll inevitably be drawn to the electrifying energy in the auction arena. It’s a scene unlike any other: engines revving, crowds applauding, auctioneers chanting, excitement building.

Friday’s action included a celebrity appearance (Vegas icon Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy fame) and a strong showing of extraordinary muscle cars, hot rods, exotics and classics. One of the most exciting moments? Unquestionably when the spectacular 8-speed 2015 Chevrolet Corvette, VIN 001, roared onto the block, fetching an impressive $400,000 for CARE House of Oakland County, which has served tens of thousands of children and families since 1977 with its advocacy, community outreach, intervention, prevention and treatment programs and services.

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LOT 3001: 2015 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2 DOOR COUPE – $400,000*

Here are just a few other vehicles that kept Friday’s atmosphere electric:

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LOT 370: 1970 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 442 CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – $77,000*

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LOT 388: 2008 SHELBY GT BARRETT-JACKSON EDITION – $71,500*

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LOT 454: 2013 LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR 2 DOOR COUPE – $440,000*

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LOT 455: 2002 FERRARI 360 SPIDER – $93,500*

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LOT 458.1: 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA CONVERTIBLE – $94,600*

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LOT 459: 2002 FERRARI 360 MODENA CUSTOM 2 DOOR COUPE – $77,000*

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LOT 462: 2010 PORSCHE PANAMERA 4S 4 DOOR SEDAN – $74,800*

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LOT 469: 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 2 DOOR COUPE – $99,000*

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LOT 470: 1970 PLYMOUTH ‘CUDA CUSTOM 2 DOOR HARDTOP – $77,000*

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LOT 472: 1956 FORD F-100 CUSTOM PICKUP $82,500*

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LOT 473: 1950 CHEVROLET DELUXE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – $115,500*

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LOT 474: 1964 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU SS CUSTOM 2 DOOR COUPE – $95,700*

* Prices include Buyer Commission.

LAS VEGAS 2014 THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTS

From the moment the National Anthem was sung to the final hammer, day one of Barrett-Jackson’s 7th Annual Las Vegas Auction was full of rumbling V8s and sparkling chrome. A packed house of bidders and observers watched more than 220 vehicles cross the block, from the oldest (a 1911 Ford Model T Convertible) to the newest (a 2013 Special Construction Café Racer motorcycle), including interesting conversation pieces like a 2001 Husqvarna 125 motorcycle ridden by Vin Diesel in the film “XXX” and a 2000 Jaguar XK8 Custom Convertible painted in British colors to resemble the Austin Powers car. What were the coolest cars of the day? Here are some notable stand-outs:

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Lot 3000 – NASCAR superstar Richard Petty’s 2012 Ford Fusion race car sold for $100,000, with all proceeds going to Paralyzed Veterans of America, several of whom were on the block for the big event.

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Lot 107 - 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Custom 2 Door Hardtop — $52,500*

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Lot 150 – 1973 Plymouth Duster Custom 2 Door Coupe — $52,800*

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Lot 168 – 1968 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback — $44,000*

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Lot 176 – 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible — $49,500*

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Lot 177 – 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Custom Roadster — $55,000*

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Lot 180 – 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Custom 2 Door Coupe — $64,900*

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Lot 190 – 1940 Ford Deluxe Custom 2 Door Sedan — $40,700*

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Lot 191 – 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Custom 2 Door Coupe — $74,800*

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Lot 203 – 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 2 Door Coupe — $41,800*

* Prices include Buyer Commission.

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