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BARRETT-JACKSON RECOGNIZED BY GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

All-New Auction Site at WestWorld of Scottsdale Sets Two World Records

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (Jan. 22, 2014) – Barrett-Jackson, “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions”™, announced today that Barrett-Jackson and Classic Party Rentals were recognized by Guinness World Records for two records.  Barrett-Jackson’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievements were verified on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, for “Largest Marquee” – 435,656.95 square feet – and “Largest Single-Unit Marquee” – 351,210.33 square feet. Barrett-Jackson just concluded their 43rd auction at the new auction site, which was held Jan. 12-19 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Barrett-Jackson’s all-new auction facility is nearly 1 million square feet of everything automotive. The assembled temporary tents exceeded the previous records for “Largest Marquee” by approximately 247,307 square feet and “Largest Single-Unit Marquee” by 124,415 square feet. The former world record holder was a marquee covering an area of 188,350 sq. feet and was erected by the firm of Deuter from Augsburg, West Germany for the 1958 Welcome Expo in Brussels, Belgium.

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“As The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, it is fitting that we conclude our record-breaking Scottsdale auction with two Guinness World Records,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The marquee is a key aspect of our auction event at WestWorld and allows for us to stage the blue chip vehicles headed for the block. Barrett-Jackson excels at legendary auction experiences and we designed our site at the new WestWorld facility to exceed the expectations of our celebrities, top car aficionados and collectors year after year. Barrett-Jackson appreciates the partnership we have with the City of Scottsdale and WestWorld.”

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A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS representative was onsite and presented the two records to Craig Jackson and Steve Davis on the block during the Saturday, January 18th afternoon auction coverage presented on the National Geographic Channel.

“Each year people ask if we can make it bigger and better,” added Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “This year we definitely raised the bar. The facility is unbelievable and Barrett-Jackson’s new home is true to the Barrett-Jackson name. As the world’s leading collector car auction, we strive to make each event more exhilarating than the previous year, offering something new every year”.

For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson, the world’s leading collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Reno Tahoe, Nev. and Las Vegas, Nev., where hundreds of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. With an unprecedented expert staff, including Craig Jackson, Steve Davis and Gary Bennett who have over 130 years of combined experience in the automotive field, Barrett-Jackson offers the most diverse and desirable inventory accompanied with trustworthy and transparent customer service. More information about Barrett-Jackson, including details on expanded television coverage on the FOX family of networks which includes the National Geographic channel, can be found at www.barrett-jackson.com, or by calling (480) 421-6694. ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Barrett_Jackson 

Media Contacts:

Winn MaddreyFleishmanHillard / (704) 905-2912winn.maddrey@fleishman.com Stacy Pearson/Tiffany ShultzUp Agency / (602) 577-6888stacy@up-agency.comtiffany@up-agency.com

 

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BARRETT-JACKSON’S 43RD ANNUAL SCOTTSDALE AUCTION PROVES TO BE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL IN COMPANY HISTORY, EXCEEDING $113 MILLION

Barrett-Jackson Hosted Top-Tier Celebrities, Auto Legends, Auctioned the World’s Most Sought-After Blue Chip Vehicles, Awarded Two Guinness World Records and Set World Records for Rare Corvettes and Thunderbird 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 1399  cars sold
  • Over $113 million gross sales
  • An estimated 300,000 attendees
  • 14 vehicles sold to benefit various national and local charities 

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (Jan. 21, 2014)Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today the strongest sales results in the 43 year history of the Scottsdale car auction. Over the course of six days, nearly 1,400 vehicles were sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event totaling more than $113 million in sales. Barrett-Jackson’s auction week attracted  numerous celebrities, top car aficionados and collectors alike with some of the world’s most valuable collectible and coveted vehicles. Among other notable celebrities, Sir Stirling Moss made an appearance and rode across the block in the third highest selling car, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe.

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“This was a huge year for Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. We kicked it off with a great opening night gala, christening the new Westworld facility. The Scottsdale auction had the highest sales in the history of our company – exceeding $113 million,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.  “We sold some great cars for charity, attendance exceeded 300,000 and the celebrity turnout was great. Scottsdale 2014 witnessed an increase in the value of Americana cars as well as the general strengthening of the value of the cars we sold. We think that this trend will continue throughout 2014 and look forward to these increased numbers at our other 2014 auctions. As our brand becomes more global, as our reach enters new media markets and as consignors and bidders engage in our lifestyle events as well as our website, we anticipate strong participation at our upcoming auctions.”

The lineup of notable celebrities included Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon, Rick Hendrick, Patrick Peterson, Bubba Watson, Mike Bibby, Pat Burrell, Justin Uptown, Billy Baldwin, Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed, Don Prudhomme, Tom McEwen, Sir Stirling Moss, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Reggie Jackson, Linda Vaughn, Frankie Muniz, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Arie Luyendyk Sr.

“The diverse docket created for 2014 was one of my proudest moments with Barrett-Jackson.  It reflected the diversity of the collector car hobby and the lifestyle it has created,” said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “Our fans and bidders expect the ultimate Barrett-Jackson experience and that is exactly what we delivered. “I am proud to say that once again the Barrett-Jackson team came through for charity including a total of $1 million dollars benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation, a cause very close to my heart.”

The opening night gala kicked off with much fanfare, including a Billy Baldwin auction of the ultimate 2015 Super Bowl package with all proceeds benefiting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, and a special performance by rock legend Bret Michaels that entertained guests well into the night. The evening was a grand kickoff to a week of incredible cars and activities that made the 2014 Barrett-Jackson experience one of the most memorable in the company’s history. The opening night gala raised $160,000.

The week also lived up to Barrett-Jackson’s strong legacy of working with the auto industry and motorsports to raise money for local and national charities. The company consigned a custom Ford truck benefiting The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan Foundation. Rusty Wallace auctioned a car to benefit the NASCAR Foundation and Kurt Busch was present, supporting the Armed Forces Foundation. These unique cars, among the others that were offered for charity, raised over $4.4 million.

The auction culminated in grand style with two Guinness World Records being set for the largest single-unit marquee and the largest marquee. The auction was held for the first time at the all-new facility at Westworld of Scottsdale, a facility that included hundreds of exhibitors and non-stop entertainment. Outside of the auction block, attendees were anxious to take part in the incredible lifestyle experience, which has made Barrett-Jackson known as the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™”.

Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction Week, as proclaimed by the City of Scottsdale, attracted top car aficionados and collectors from around the world with some of the most valuable collectible and coveted vehicles. Among those vehicles was the world renowned Salon Collection. In total, these 16 vehicles sold for more than $22 million, with the highest selling vehicle being Lot #5035, a 1967 Corvette L88 2 Door Coupe which sold for $3.85 million, making it the most expensive Corvette ever to sell at an auction. Other vehicles that broke world records included Lot #5022 1967 Corvette L88 selling for $2.86 million and Lot #1053 1957 Thunderbird E Convertible which fetched $330,000.

Those unable to experience the auction in-person had several options for viewing all the action. FOX Sports expanded its viewership reach for the auction to include five channels – FOX Broadcast, the FOX Business Network, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and the National Geographic Channel – totaling 36 hours and six consecutive days of live, high-definition auction coverage.

The following are some of the highlight bids over the six day auction. For further information on these and other vehicles visit the Scottsdale 2014 Car List at www.barrett-jackson.com<http://www.barrett-jackson.com/.

  1. Lot #5035 $3,850,000 – 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 2 Door Coupe
  2. Lot #5022 $2,860,000 – 1969 Chevrolet Corvette #57 Rebel Convertible Race Car
  3. Lot #5044 $2,090,000 – 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
  4. Lot #5080 $1,870,000 – 1998 Ferrari F300
  5. Lot #5063 $1,650,000 – 1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra
  6. Lot #5048 $1,430,000 – 1929 Duesenberg SJ Lebaron Dual Cowl Phaeton
  7. Lot #1319.2 $1,375,000 – 2008 Bugatti Veyron 2 Door Coupe “Simon Cowell’s”
  8. Lot #5066 $1,320,000 – 1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept Car
  9. Lot #5053 $997,500 – 1939 Alfa Romeo 6c 2500 Sport Touring
  10. Lot #5040-Lot #5043 $990,000 — 1972 Plymouth Duster Hot Wheels “Mongoose” Funny Car, 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Hot Wheels “Snake” Funny Car, 1967 Dodge D-700 Hot Wheels “Snake” Ramp Truck, 1967 Dodge D-700 Hot Wheels “Mongoose” Ramp Truck

For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson, the world’s leading collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Reno Tahoe, Nev. and Las Vegas, Nev., where hundreds of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. With an unprecedented expert staff, including Craig Jackson, Steve Davis and Gary Bennett who have over 130 years of combined experience in the automotive field, Barrett-Jackson offers the most diverse and desirable inventory accompanied with trustworthy and transparent customer service. More information about Barrett-Jackson, including details on expanded television coverage on the FOX family of networks which includes the National Geographic channel, can be found at www.barrett-jackson.com, or by calling (480) 421-6694. ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Barrett_Jackson

Each description contained herein is provided by the consignor for the purpose of describing the item offered for sale. The accuracy of a description is the responsibility of the consignor and Barrett-Jackson is not responsible for any errors contained in a description or for the failure of a consignor to produce any item for sale. Please conduct your own inspection before making a purchase and refer to the Barrett- Jackson website for complete terms and conditions of sale.

Media Contacts:

Winn Maddrey

FleishmanHillard / (704) 905-2912

winn.maddrey@fleishman.com

Stacy Pearson/Tiffany Shultz

Up Agency / (602) 577-6888

stacy@up-agency.com

tiffany@up-agency.com

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BARRETT-JACKSON PARTNERS WITH CESSNA, KANSAS AIRCRAFT AND OKOBOJI CLASSIC CARS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (Jan. 17, 2014)Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today that a unique part of United States military history will cross the auction block and that these charitable lots will benefit veterans at the 43rd Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 12-19, 2014. A Cessna liaison plane and a Dodge Utility vehicle will be auctioned to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation and their ongoing efforts to assist active-duty and retired military personnel. “Barrett-Jackson takes pride in our long history of charitable efforts,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Yet any time where the vehicles crossing the block benefit the men and women of our armed forces that is a special day at Barrett-Jackson.”

One unique offering at Scottsdale consists of two lots, sold as one package; Lot #3008 and #3008.1 are a part of military history, including a restored Cessna ’59 L-19 Bird Dog liaison plane and ’58 Dodge M37 Utility vehicle. The 1959 model L-19E Bird Dog is being donated by Cessna Aircraft Company with special thanks to experts at Kansas Aircraft Corporation, who are responsible for sourcing the plane. Cessna, Kansas Aircraft Corporation and Okoboji Classic Cars partnered to bring a restored L-19 Bird Dog and Dodge M37 truck to the 2014 Barrett-Jackson auction.

Cessna’s L-19 Bird Dog, a liaison and observation plane that entered service in 1951, was known to be “worth its weight in gold” for its artillery spotting, medevac operations and search and rescue missions, the L19 Bird was renowned for its maneuverability and performance while on the front line. Praised by pilots for its dependability in life-and-death situations, the L-19 Bird Dog was soon incorporated into the arsenal of other military branches at home and abroad.

In addition, a 1958 Dodge M37 three-quarter pickup truck restored and donated by Okoboji Classic Cars of West Okoboji, Iowa, a Cessna customer will also be included in the auction. The M37, used extensively by the United States Military as a utility vehicle, was known for its solid performance and field reliability. Together this duo is an impressive piece of both military and aviation history that will not only add substantial interest to any collection, but will also honor the work of one of our country’s most respected veteran’s organizations.

“My family and I are extremely thankful to AFF, Barrett-Jackson, Cessna and Okoboji for the opportunity to help raise awareness and support for veterans like myself who suffer from PTSD,” said Gunnery Sergeant Sam Deeds. “It’s not just the veteran who needs support, but the family of the veteran as well. With the funds raised at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction Scottsdale and the donations made, AFF can provide the support needed for veterans and their families. It’s time to support those who defend our freedoms; please help save our troops.”

The proceeds from the auction will benefit The Armed Forces Foundation which offers vital assistance to active-duty and retired military personnel, National Guard, Reserve Components and military families. This includes direct financial assistance, therapeutic recreational and outreach programs, hospital dinners and national education initiatives. With the launch of our Help Save Our Troops campaign, the AFF proactively educates Americans about the hidden wounds of war, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and advocates for those troops and veterans who have suffered these hidden wounds.

“Lot #3008 and 3008.1, a restored Cessna ’59 L-19 Bird Dog liaison plane and ’59 Dodge M37 Utility vehicle, are important lots in this auction. First because of their pedigrees and, more important, because of the charitable impact these lots will have. These lots simultaneously help The Armed Forces Foundation and allow the owner to acquire a significant piece of U.S. military history,” said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “The Barrett-Jackson team appreciates any opportunity we have to help assist and support the men and women who have served our country.”
For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com/scottsdale/tickets/.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson, the world’s leading collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Reno Tahoe, Nev. and Las Vegas, Nev., where hundreds of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. With an unprecedented expert staff, including Craig Jackson, Steve Davis and Gary Bennett who have over 130 years of combined experience in the automotive field, Barrett-Jackson offers the most diverse and desirable inventory accompanied with trustworthy and transparent customer service. More information about Barrett-Jackson, including details on expanded television coverage on the FOX family of networks which includes the National Geographic channel, can be found at www.barrett-jackson.com, or by calling (480) 421-6694. ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Barrett_Jackson.
Each description contained herein is provided by the consignor for the purpose of describing the item offered for sale. The accuracy of a description is the responsibility of the consignor and Barrett-Jackson is not responsible for any errors contained in a description or for the failure of a consignor to produce any item for sale. Please conduct your own inspection before making a purchase and refer to the Barrett- Jackson website for complete terms and conditions of sale.

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Media Contacts:

Winn Maddrey
FleishmanHillard / (704) 905-2912
winn.maddrey@fleishman.com
Stacy Pearson/Tiffany Shultz
Up Agency / (602) 577-6888
stacy@up-agency.com
tiffany@up-agency.com

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BARRETT-JACKSON GALA KICKS OFF LIFESTYLE EVENT IN DYNAMIC FASHION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Craig Jackson Welcomes Bidders, Consignors, VIPs and Celebrities at 43rd Scottsdale Auction
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (Jan. 14, 2014) – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, held its opening night gala on Monday night, an event that signifies the beginning of Barrett-Jackson’s auction week and kick offs the action. Barrett-Jackson’s 43rd annual Scottsdale auction – held Jan. 12-19, 2014 – will be seen on channels including FOX Broadcast, the FOX Business Network, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and the National Geographic Channel. (Please see full schedule below.)

“This opening gala sets the tone for the week and last night was tremendous. This year’s auction attendees lived it up last night and now we shift to the real excitement, the cars and the auction,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our all-new facility at Westworld is the realization of a dream and a conversation that traces back twenty-five years. Barrett-Jackson looks forward to a long future in our new Scottsdale home.”

The opening night gala had several memorable moments. After a welcoming by Craig Jackson and Steve Davis, two special, charity auction items were presented. Billy Baldwin offered the ultimate 2015 Super Bowl (Phoenix, AZ) package, benefiting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, which raised $100,000 in the auction. Additional donations were made by Bret Michaels and two loyal Barrett-Jackson customers, one who donated an additional $10,000 and one who donated another $5,000, bringing the total to $125,000 for the Baldwin charity. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation benefitted from the auction of a 1987 Oldsmobile Firenza, Warren Johnson’s NHRA Pro Stock Racecar, in the amount of $35,000. After that, rock legend Bret Michaels performed and opened the Westworld facility in a rocking performance, entertaining thousands in this new venue.

“We had a great family day and a great opening night gala,” said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “The Barrett-Jackson team has worked so hard to get us ready and now it’s show time. The cars are incredible, from those planned on Tuesday through the week into the Salon Collection, and this week promises to be one of the best auctions in our history.”

2014 BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE COVERAGE (Subject to Change):

DATE NETWORK EASTERN MOUNTAIN
Tuesday, Jan. 14 FOX Sports 2 7:00 – 9:00 PM 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 14 FOX Business Network 9:00 – 11:00 PM 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Jan. 15 FOX Sports 2 7:00 – 9:00 PM 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, Jan. 15 FOX Business Network 9:00 – 11:00 PM 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday, Jan. 16 FOX Sports 2 7:00 – 9:00 PM 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Thursday, Jan. 16 FOX Business Network 9:00 – 11:00 PM 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday, Jan. 17 FOX Sports 1 2:00 – 9:00 PM 12:00 – 7:00 PM
Friday, Jan. 17 FOX Business Network 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturday, Jan. 18 FOX 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Saturday, Jan. 18 National Geographic Channel 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM 3:00 – 10:00 PM
Sunday, Jan. 19 FOX Sports 2 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Sunday, Jan. 19 FOX Sports 1 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 3:00 – 5:00 PM

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For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com/scottsdale/tickets/.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson, the world’s leading collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Reno Tahoe, Nev. and Las Vegas, Nev., where hundreds of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. With an unprecedented expert staff, including Craig Jackson, Steve Davis and Gary Bennett who have over 130 years of combined experience in the automotive field, Barrett-Jackson offers the most diverse and desirable inventory accompanied with trustworthy and transparent customer service. More information about Barrett-Jackson, including details on expanded television coverage on the FOX family of networks which includes the National Geographic channel, can be found at www.barrett-jackson.com, or by calling (480) 421-6694. ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Barrett_Jackson.
Each description contained herein is provided by the consignor for the purpose of describing the item offered for sale. The accuracy of a description is the responsibility of the consignor and Barrett-Jackson is not responsible for any errors contained in a description or for the failure of a consignor to produce any item for sale. Please conduct your own inspection before making a purchase and refer to the Barrett- Jackson website for complete terms and conditions of sale.

Media Contacts:

Winn Maddrey
FleishmanHillard / (704) 905-2912
winn.maddrey@fleishman.com
Stacy Pearson/Tiffany Shultz
Up Agency / (602) 577-6888
stacy@up-agency.com
tiffany@up-agency.com

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CRAIG JACKSON TO CONSIGN RARE BUGATTI VEYRON OWNED BY SIMON COWELL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
High Resolution Images Available; Photo Credit: © Simon Cowell. Photo by Austin Hargrave

Fastest Street Legal Vehicle from Legendary Bugatti Available in Scottsdale
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (Jan. 10, 2014) – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today a last minute but much anticipated consignment that will be a part of the 1400 cars to be auctioned during the company’s Scottsdale auction. Simon Cowell’s pristine 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4, purchased new at Bugatti Beverly Hills, will be offered at the 43rd Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 12-19, 2014.

Mr. Cowell’s Veyron is the first certified, pre-owned vehicle in the new program being offered by Bugatti. The vehicle includes a full one-year, extended factory warranty offered directly through Bugatti. Four brand new tires and a complete service make Mr. Cowell’s Veyron the perfect certified, pre-owned vehicle. The Veyron has 1300 miles, all of which were personally driven by Simon Cowell. The custom black paint with black interior is one of only a handful of black on black Veyrons in America. With over 1000 horsepower at 6000 RPM, the 8.0 L W16-Cylinder, ALL wheel drive, 7-speed automated dual clutch transmission made this car in 2008 the fastest street legal car in America with a top speed of 253.81 mph.

“This is an impressive vehicle, the first certified, pre-owned Bugatti Veyron,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We appreciate Mr. Cowell’s late entry and are excited to see the strong interest there will be in the chance to bid on such an exceptional vehicle. Celebrities have trusted Barrett-Jackson to handle the sales of their cars for decades and Mr. Cowell has followed suit.”

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For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com/scottsdale/tickets/.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson, the world’s leading collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Reno Tahoe, Nev. and Las Vegas, Nev., where hundreds of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. With an unprecedented expert staff, including Craig Jackson, Steve Davis and Gary Bennett who have over 130 years of combined experience in the automotive field, Barrett-Jackson offers the most diverse and desirable inventory accompanied with trustworthy and transparent customer service. More information about Barrett-Jackson, including details on expanded television coverage on the FOX family of networks which includes the National Geographic channel, can be found at www.barrett-jackson.com, or by calling (480) 421-6694. ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Barrett_Jackson.
Each description contained herein is provided by the consignor for the purpose of describing the item offered for sale. The accuracy of a description is the responsibility of the consignor and Barrett-Jackson is not responsible for any errors contained in a description or for the failure of a consignor to produce any item for sale. Please conduct your own inspection before making a purchase and refer to the Barrett- Jackson website for complete terms and conditions of sale.

Media Contacts:

Winn Maddrey
FleishmanHillard / (704) 905-2912
winn.maddrey@fleishman.com
Stacy Pearson/Tiffany Shultz
Up Agency / (602) 577-6888
stacy@up-agency.com
tiffany@up-agency.com
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Global Head of Media, Syco
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Barrett-Jackson partners with Make-A-Wish® and Bugatti to benefit future wish kids

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Make-A-Wish® Arizona has announced a partnership with the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. That partnership will unfold at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Jan. 12-19, 2014 at Westworld of Scottsdale.

Barrett-Jackson and Bugatti will auction off one of its most exclusive Bugatti events and the first of its kind to be offered for sale in the United States. The money raised will benefit the Arizona-based charity and the approximately 400 wish kids in Arizona that are currently waiting for their one true wish.

On Saturday, January 18th, at approximately 5:00 PM MST, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction™ will auction the ultimate test drive experience – an opportunity only available to Bugatti customers. Bidders will have the chance to win the ultimate experience with the latest Bugatti models at speeds only achievable in a Vitesse, while proceeds from this offering will benefit and support Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions.

The winning bidder will be able to test drive the 1200 HP Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse on the world-renowned Formula 1 test track Paul Ricard Circuit in Le Castellet, France. The four-day experience will include a tour of the original site in France where Ettore Bugatti established his automotive brand in 1909, and where he designed and perfected the most exclusive automobiles of the last century. It features a look behind the scenes where the Vitesse is hand crafted in Bugatti’s state of the art Atelier. The package includes airfare and hotel for the winning bidder and a guest.

“Make-A-Wish® Arizona is excited to partner with two world class companies, Barrett-Jackson and Bugatti, as we work together to grant a record number of wishes in 2014,” said Elizabeth Reich, president and chief executive officer for Make-A-Wish Arizona. “Barrett-Jackson has long had a reputation of supporting charities nationally and we are honored to be considered for this opportunity to reach a new audience with our vision of making every eligible child’s wish come true. We are also thrilled to be introduced to Bugatti through our friends at Barrett-Jackson for this one-of-a kind package that will raise money for Make-A-Wish Arizona.”

Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO said, “In our 43 years, we’ve raised nearly $60 million for hundreds of charities locally and nationally. Make-A-Wish® is a cause we’re passionate about, and it’s one we’re proud to support. We hope to have a long standing partnership with Make-A-Wish and help many children smile as their wishes come true.”

“We are very happy to be part of this wonderful initiative in partnership with Barrett-Jackson and Make-A-Wish,” said Dr. Stefan Brungs, Member of the Board of Bugatti for Marketing, Sales and Customer Service. “There is nothing more fulfilling than bringing a smile to a child’s face. Bugatti has a tradition of inviting children to our company headquarters in Molsheim for charity. We are convinced that our Bugatti Experience on auction will bring in generous bidders who will find adrenaline through their drive as well as a lasting effect the proceeds will have on the organization’s children.”

For more information about Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, or to buy tickets, visit www.barrett-jackson.com.

About Make-A-Wish® Arizona
Make-A-Wish® Arizona is the founding chapter of Make-A-Wish®, the world’s largest wish granting organization which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. With the help of generous donors, Make-A-Wish Arizona grants more than 300 wishes annually. For more information, visit www.wishaz.org to discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson, the world’s leading collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Reno Tahoe, Nev. and Las Vegas, Nev., where hundreds of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. With an unprecedented expert staff, including Craig Jackson, Steve Davis and Gary Bennett who have over 130 years of combined experience in the automotive field, Barrett-Jackson offers the most diverse and desirable inventory accompanied with trustworthy and transparent customer service. More information about Barrett-Jackson, including details on expanded television coverage on the FOX family of networks which includes the National Geographic channel, can be found at www.barrett-jackson.com, or by calling (480) 421-6694. ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Barrett_Jackson.
Each description contained herein is provided by the consignor for the purpose of describing the item offered for sale. The accuracy of a description is the responsibility of the consignor and Barrett-Jackson is not responsible for any errors contained in a description or for the failure of a consignor to produce any item for sale. Please conduct your own inspection before making a purchase and refer to the Barrett- Jackson website for complete terms and conditions of sale.

About Bugatti
Bugatti was founded more than 100 years ago in the Alsatian town of Molsheim (France). Today the maker of ultimate luxurious super sports cars belongs to the Volkswagen Group, which took over the rights to the brand in 1998. Bugatti, staying true to its motto “Art, Forme, Technique”, combines the artistic roots of its Italian founder with French savoir-vivre, and German engineering ingenuity. The development of the Bugatti Veyron represented one of the greatest technical challenges in automotive history and is still setting the standard today: it is the most powerful and fastest production car in the world and can be used every day, with luxurious and comfortable travel in mind. With more than 30 dealerships and service partners in 19 countries, Bugatti is a global player today. The brand has a presence in regions including Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, as well as in Japan, Singapore and China.

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Winn Maddrey
FleishmanHillard / (704) 905-2912
winn.maddrey@fleishman.com

Stacy Pearson/Tiffany Shultz
Up Agency / (602) 577-6888
stacy@up-agency.com
tiffany@up-agency.com

Manuela Höhne
Head of Media Relations
Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S./+49 5361 40 3634
manuela.hoehne@bugatti.com

Holli Costello
Make-A-Wish Arizona/ (602) 395-9474
hcostello@wishaz.org

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