Barrett-Jackson Announces Change in Auctioneer Team at 2015 Hot August Nights Auction in Reno

Barrett-Jackson announced today that world-renowned auctioneer Joseph Mast will lead a team of state and international championship auctioneers beginning with the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson in Reno, Nevada. The sale takes place August 6–8. Mast, who has worked as an auctioneer for Barrett-Jackson since 2008, will lead a group of world-class auctioneers including many who have worked at past auctions of the company.

“This is an important milestone in our company’s history,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Progress does not come without change, which is why we’re excited to announce that Joseph Mast will take the helm as our lead auctioneer starting with our 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction. For more than seven years we’ve watched Joseph grow into a world-class auctioneer. Not only does he have a deep love of the collector car market, but he has connected with our bidders and consignors on a very personal level. His team, many who are already familiar faces at our events, offers a contagious energy and excitement that is synonymous with Barrett-Jackson. They are a perfect fit for the future of our company.”

A native of Ohio, Mast graduated from Missouri Auction School in 2001. His early auctioneer career focused on estate, chattel and real estate and later grew to include auto auctions. He has been a consistent finalist at the International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) and is the youngest auctioneer to win the IAC. In addition to other championship titles, Mast currently sits on the Board of Directors of the National Auctioneers Association. Building on his popularity, Mast was recently featured as a grocery store clerk in GEICO’s “Did You Know” commercial series.

“Barrett-Jackson has been the acknowledged leader in the collector car hobby since 1971,” said Mast. “It’s a privilege for me and the team to be associated with Craig Jackson as part of a strong, global brand that advances the market in such a positive way. We look forward to the Hot August Nights Auction and will exceed the high standards that fans have come to expect from Barrett-Jackson.”

The Mast auctioneer team for the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson will consist of world-class and state champions, many of whom have extensive experience at Barrett-Jackson auctions.

“Joseph’s team includes scores of top auctioneers from across the country,” said Jackson. “Many of these championship auctioneers have been with the Barrett-Jackson company for numerous years. I’m confident we won’t miss a step with Mast’s team. I look forward to watching Joseph and his auctioneers bring their energy to our block and continue our legacy as the world’s greatest collector car auction company.”

Coverage of the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson will be broadcast live in high-definition on Velocity and Discovery. For more information on becoming a bidder, click here.

 

Tony Piff

SCM Auctions Editor and Photographer

Tony has long trumpeted the virtues of collecting Japanese cars. His daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. His popular “Rising Sun” column keeps a pulse on the J-tin market.

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