- MGM Resorts International in conjunction with Barrett-Jackson kicks off REVVED event with five days of cars, chrome and neon
- Each MGM Resorts property in Las Vegas will have an event in support of REVVED and Barrett-Jackson
- Three days of Barrett-Jackson auction action at Mandalay Bay at center of REVVED week
LAS VEGAS – August 4, 2010 – Barrett-Jackson Auction Company and MGM Resorts International are teaming up for the Third Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction for an incredible five-day celebration of cars, chrome and neon. The “REVVED” days will take place Wednesday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 26, with featured events at all MGM Resorts International properties in Las Vegas including ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur, Circus Circus and Crystals at CityCenter.
“The Third Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas automotive lifestyle event will be exclusive to Barrett-Jackson and only in Vegas can you get this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Craig Jackson, chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Las Vegas is one of the entertainment capitals of the world, and we are thrilled to kick-off our upcoming 40th anniversary celebration in 2011 here. Our partnership with MGM Resorts International this year for REVVED ratchets up the Barrett-Jackson experience with cars, fashion, entertainment and lifestyle events all with that Las Vegas flair.”
“We are delighted to welcome back the Barrett-Jackson automotive auction to Las Vegas,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). “Las Vegas is a world-class destination known for hosting special events like this one, giving car enthusiasts and all visitors one more reason to come to Las Vegas.”
The five-day REVVED extravaganza features automotive and lifestyle activities for tourists and locals, which include shopping excursions, a wine auction, car art exhibits, Barrett-Jackson-themed happy hours and a classic golf tournament that will all highlight the Barrett-Jackson automotive lifestyle week.
“We’re thrilled to welcome back the annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction,” said Bill Hornbuckle, chief marketing officer for MGM Resorts International. “No city does events better than Las Vegas, and this year, MGM Resorts has enhanced the experience with REVVED, a series of wonderful lifestyle activities throughout our resorts.”
The Barrett-Jackson automotive lifestyle week will start with its annual Cruise-In on Saturday, Sept. 18, followed by a week full of events including a Las Vegas Strip road rally on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Other REVVED events include spa indulgences, cooking events, fashion shows, gaming tournaments, liquor and cigar experiences, concerts, movies, to name a few all of it leading to the star attraction the Barrett-Jackson Auction. The three-day auction will commence Thursday, September 23 and culminate on Saturday, September 25 with the action airing live on SPEED TV from Mandalay Bay with many activities for people of all ages, including exhibitor and sponsor booths, the automobilia auction and much more.
“The Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction is unique from the other three locations because it is right in the heart of Las Vegas, which adds to the glamour and excitement for which the Barrett-Jackson auction block is known,” added Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We are looking forward to gearing up for this event and providing consignors, bidders and guests a chance to enjoy everything Las Vegas and Barrett-Jackson have to offer.”
For additional information on how to receive updates and have first access to special packages, including tickets to the Barrett-Jackson auction please visit, http://www.barrett-jackson.com/events/lasvegas/
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company was 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, Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, and Orange County, Cali. 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 www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in four other properties in Nevada, Illinois and Macau. One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world. MGM Resorts International supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its gaming properties. The Company has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the Company’s commitment to sustainable development and operations. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s Web site at www.mgmresorts.com.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With approximately 148,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 10.5 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.VisitLasVegas.com.
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