Barrett-Jackson is proud to announce it has raised nearly $5.9 million for charitable causes at its 2012 Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 15-22.
More than 20 local and national charities are now benefiting tremendously due to the generosity of Barrett-Jackson and its sponsors, consignors and bidders. Top collectible cars, as well as a motorcycle and a tractor, crossed the block at “No Reserve” during the automotive lifestyle event.
After going for an incredible $700,000 when Barrett-Jackson’s own Steve Davis donated it at the 2011 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction, the 1964 Ford Fairlane was re-donated by by Ron Pratte of Chandler, Ariz. To be sold in Scottsdale. The incredible bright red, hardtop with the 427 V8 installed by ROUSH Performance was sold for an incredible $1 Million, making it the top-performing charity car at the event. Proceeds will be donated to the Armed Forces Foundation.
The second top-selling charity car was the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible, which sold for $600,000, with an additional $100,000 donation being added to the price of the car from a separate bidder. All together, the $700,000 will benefit the AARP Drive for Hunger, an organization that aims to end hunger among older Americans.
“I am humbled by the outpouring of support for the worthy causes we supported this year,” said Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO. “We couldn’t have done it without the help of our very generous sponsors, consignors and bidders and I am proud to work with these people and help the charitable organizations that so desperately need it.”
Charities involving children, military personnel, medical research and community support took center stage in Scottsdale and a total of 22 vehicles were sold to benefit them.
“When you see a good cause needing support, you want to do everything you can to help,” added Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “It‘s inspiring to see such a diverse range of companies and people come together and share a common vision to help these organizations.”
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 Events™” in Scottsdale, Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas and Orange County, Calif. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.