World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction Hosts 4th Annual Las Vegas Event September 22-24, 2011
SCOTTSDALE, AZ. – September 15, 2011 – Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today top consignments for the 4th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino that will include a collection from world renowned magician Criss Angel.
The Las Vegas auction marks the finale of the year-long Barrett-Jackson 40th anniversary celebration. The three-day automotive lifestyle event will feature exotics, customs, classics, Resto-Mods, Hot Rods and original collector vehicles all crossing the auction block at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
“Criss Angel, one of the greatest entertainers in the world and a great friend to Barrett-Jackson, has accumulated a unique collection of vehicles that we are excited to be auctioning off in Las Vegas,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson. “All of these vehicles reflect Criss Angel’s personality through the major customization work that has been done, giving each a one-of-a-kind feel.”
Considered the #1 magician in the world, Criss Angel’s visionary approach to the art escapes the confines of tradition and gives birth to a new breed of modern mysticism. From his role as a star, creator, executive producer and director of his hugely successful A&E television series “Criss Angel MINDFREAK” and his spectacular live show “Criss Angel BeLIEve” at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Criss has redefined the term “Artist” for the 21st Century.
The Criss Angel Collection features seven uniquely custom vehicles for sale at Barrett-Jackson:
- Lot #652.1- 2006 Dodge Viper Custom 2 Door Coupe This immaculate Mindfreak 2006 6-speed, 500hp, 10 cylinder, black Dodge Viper SRT-10 comes with only 798 original factory miles. The vehicle has been featured on “Criss Angel MINDFREAK,”as the Official Car for Season 2 and has been seen in many TV shows from Larry King to MTV Cribs. This magnificent 10 cylinder machine supports a new custom interior with a custom billet pedal set with “CA” logo on accelerator. It has 19″ front and 20″ rear wheels with a ground effects unit from Reel Wheels mounted with Michelin Pilot Sport tires. Criss only used this machine in A&E’s “Criss Angel MINDFREAK,” Season 2, press, TV and special appearances. Criss always maintains this immaculate machine along with his collection inside a climate controlled environment. VIN #1B3JZ69Z76V100723
- Lot #652.2 -1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom 2 Door Coupe A complete, nut and bolt restored custom 1969 Chevy Camaro has starred on “Criss Angel MINDFREAK,” as the Official Car for Season3, This Camaro is street legal, equipped with a 4-speed, Chevy 454 big block engine, solid roller, dual carburetor, low-rise intake with over 550hp, TCI rack & pinion custom front end, center-line chrome lip wheels with Hoosier Pro-Street tires and a custom wheelie-bar. It comes topped off with a one-of-a-kind airbrushed ghost flame paint job with Criss’ world famous skeleton images airbrushed. VIN #124379L510480
- Lot #652.3 -2010 Campagna T-Rex Custom With a claimed 1.3g lateral acceleration, this precision street legal handmade 2010 T-Rex Campagna boasts an unbelievable 0-60 in less than 3.9 seconds and is powered by a Kawasaki ZX14 motorcycle engine that pushes close to 200hp. This street legal rocket provided the power, theatrical flair and performance Criss demanded for his Evel Knievel-inspired stunt for his 1-hour premiere episode “Grand Canyon Jump” of “Criss Angel MINDFREAK,” on A&E. VIN #2C9T19C43A2145007
The collection will also include a (Lot #652.4) 2006 Hummer H2 Custom SUT – VIN #5GRGN22UX6H102412, (Lot #652.5) 2007 Custom MF13 Lane Splitter Motorcycle – VIN #1C9HB21057N939027, (Lot #652.6) 2007 Custom MF13 Nub Motorcycle – VIN #1C9H210X7N939025 and a (Lot #652.7) 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible – VIN #K857H7501 that is owned by Criss’ brother JD.
“The upgrades and level of customization on Criss’ collection has to be seen first-hand to believe,” said Steve Davis, president, Barrett-Jackson. “He has really worked his magic with these vehicles, no detail was overlooked from the engine to the audio systems and cosmetic features, making this collection a rare opportunity to own a piece of Criss Angel history.”
Barrett-Jackson’s 4th Annual Las Vegas Collector Car Auction has become one of the premier destinations in Las Vegas for car enthusiasts and their families. It will feature a variety of activities for attendees of all ages including product demonstrations from exhibitors and sponsors and the opportunity to test-drive some of the newest Ford, GM and Porsche models on the Ride ‘N Drive track.
SPEED will broadcast more than 19 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23 from 1 to 8 p.m. PDT and Saturday, September 24 from 2:30 to 8 p.m. PDT.
For more information about Barrett-Jackson and to purchase tickets to the event, visit www.barrett-jackson.com/tickets or call (480) 663-6255. For more detail on The Criss Angel Collection, please visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com/events/lasvegas/featured/criss-angel/default.asp.
Please contact Jason Magner from Rogers and Cowan at (310)-854-8128 or email@example.com.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2011, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company specializes in providing products and services to collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts worldwide. Named one of the top 100 “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Magazine in 2010, Barrett-Jackson produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Orange County, Calif. and Las Vegas, Nev. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. Established in 1971, Barrett-Jackson is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.
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