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Scottsdale Mayor Declares Barrett-Jackson Week As The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction Returns Home Jan. 13-20, 2013

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (January 3, 2013) – In honor of the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, Scottsdale Mayor W. J. Lane has officially declared January 13 – 20, 2013, “Barrett-Jackson Week” to commemorate the company’s 42nd annual auction in its hometown.

Barrett-Jackson has become an honored tradition and point of pride in Scottsdale over the past four decades, attracting more than 250,000 visitors annually, hundreds of hours of worldwide television coverage, nearly $100 million impact on the local economy (not including automobile sales), and millions of dollars raised for various charities.

“We’re proud to call Scottsdale our home,” said Craig Jackson, chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “And we’re pleased that Mayor Lane continues to recognize our contribution to the community, and the fact that our auction is a world class event.”

To kick off the week, Barrett-Jackson will again host “Barrett-Jackson Night” at the Scottsdale Pavilions Jan. 12 with a car show, discounted ticket sales and giveaways. In addition, the annual “Drive the Dream” charity gala, with invitation-only tickets available through Childhelp will take place Saturday, Jan. 12; Family Value Day benefiting COX Charities will be held Sunday, Jan, 13; and the invitation-only Opening Night Gala will take place on Monday, Jan. 14. The week continues beyond the auction block with a variety of car and lifestyle activities including the Barrett-Jackson Garage presented by Peroni, live demonstrations, Ford and GM Ride ‘N Drives and other thrilling entertainment.

For more information about Barrett-Jackson and to purchase event tickets, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.

About 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 http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.

Media Contacts

Media Contacts:

Sanaz Marbley/Erin Bronner

JMPR Public Relations / (818) 992-4353

smarbley@jmprpublicrelations.com

ebronner@jmprpublicrelations.com

Stacy Pearson/Tiffany Shultz

UP Agency

(602) 577-6888

stacy@up-agency.com

tiffany@up-agency.com

 

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