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Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale car auction raises more than $4.4 million to benefit local and national charities

2014 Continues Barrett-Jackson’s Philanthropic Legacy, Helps Those in Need with Celebrity Support from Gene Simmons, Billy Baldwin, Rusty Wallace, Among Others

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (Jan. 30, 2013) – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, has always had a large charitable focus since its first auction in 1971, and this year was no different. Barrett-Jackson has worked to provide a platform for consignors and charitable causes to align and raise funds. The 2014 Scottsdale car auction sold 14 cars and experiences for charity, which raised more than $4.4 million to benefit a variety of charity and noble causes. Barrett-Jackson continued its strong philanthropic efforts, working side-by-side with auto industry and motorsports to raise money for local and national charities. One-hundred percent of the proceeds raised by Barrett-Jackson go directly to the charity.

The Opening Night Gala kicked off an incredible week of charity auctions items, which included a Billy Baldwin auction of the ultimate 2015 Super Bowl package with all proceeds benefiting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund as well as a 1987 Oldsmobile Firenza, Warren Johnson’s NHRA Pro Stock Racecar, that was auctioned with all proceeds benefiting the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. In total, the Opening Night Gala raised $160,000.

“Barrett-Jackson has a strong legacy of raising money for local and national charities,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Whether it’s Lot #3001, a 2013 Ford Mustang 2 Door Coupe, and Lot #3005, a 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst Coupe, both to benefit the Barrett-Jackson cancer Research Fund at TGen in memory of Russ and Brian Jackson, or Lot #3004 a 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Race Car benefiting the NASCAR Foundation or the Lots supporting the Armed Forces Foundation, the vehicles that crossed the block to benefit charities continue Barrett-Jackson’s long tradition of making a difference. We are proud to do what we can to help those in need.”

In addition, Barrett-Jackson’s Gene Simmons-endorsed Lot #3006 a 1956 Ford F-100 Custom Shelby truck to benefit The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan raised $450,000.

Adding to its legacy of giving back to the armed forces, Barrett-Jackson offered a unique part of military history by packaging Lot #3008 a 1959 Cessna L-19E Airplane and Lot #3008.1 a 1958 Dodge M37 Military Truck to bidders. The 1959 model L-19E Bird Dog was donated by Cessna Aircraft Company with special thanks to experts at Kansas Aircraft Corporation, responsible for sourcing the plane. Proceeds from the sale of the package benefited the Armed Forces Foundation and their ongoing efforts to assist active-duty and retired military personnel.

“Supporting the men and woman of the armed forces is something that I am very proud of,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We are honored to have this platform to celebrate these men and woman and acknowledge their sacrifices.”

Charities Supported:

  • Lot #3007 2014 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 2 Door Coupe, benefiting Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans – $700,000
  • Lot #3011 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2 Door, benefiting Cornerstone Schools – $650,000
  • Lot #3006 1966 Ford F-100 Custom Shelby Truck, benefiting the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan Foundation - $450,000
  • Lot #3008 1969 Cessna L-19E Airplane, benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation – $400,000
  • Lot #3008.1 1958 Dodge M37 Military Truck, benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation – $350,000
  • Lot #3010 2015 Ford Mustang GT 2 Door Fastback, benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – $300,000
  • Lot #3005 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst Coupe, benefiting the Barrett-Jackson cancer Research Fund at TGen in memory of Russ and Brian Jackson – $270,000
  • Lot #3002 2012 Ford F-350 Pickup, benefiting SEMA Cares, Childhelp and Victory Junction Charities – $200,000
  • Lot #3004 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Race Car, benefiting the NASCAR Foundation – $180,000
  • Lot #3009 2014 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 2 Door Coupe, benefiting Ikan – $140,000
  • Lot #3009.1 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible, benefiting Ikan – $140,000
  • Lot #3001 2013 Ford Mustang 2 Door Coupe, benefiting the Barrett-Jackson cancer Research Fund at TGen in memory of Russ and Brian Jackson – $110,000
  • Lot #3003 1963 Jeep Custom Mail Van, benefiting COX Charities and Phoenix Children’s Hospital – $100,000
  • Lot #3000 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2 Door Coupe, benefiting the Phoenix Children’s Hospital for neuro-oncology research – $75,000.00

For more information about the charitable items sold at 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 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 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.

Sir Stirling Moss at Barrett-Jackson

“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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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
For Simon Cowell
Global Head of Media, Syco
Annmarie@sycoentertainment.com

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