Incredible Cars Still Rolling in for 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson
Orange County Auction, June 24-26 at the OC Fair & Event Center
Momentum Continues to Build on Company’s 40th Anniversary Tour
SCOTTSDALE, AZ. –June 24, 2011 – Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today a sampling of the consignments still rolling in for its 2nd Annual Orange County Auction at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California, June 24-26. Continuing its year-long 40th anniversary celebration, Barrett-Jackson is gearing up for a full weekend of activities designed to offer something to appeal to collector car enthusiasts from around the country.
The scene at the OC Fair & Event Center is generating buzz around the South Coast region and across the country as auction participants and spectators get their first look at the expanded Barrett-Jackson auction venue. A portion of the famed main tent from the company’s flagship Scottsdale auction which measures 200 yards in length—the size of two football fields—takes center stage at the venue while Orange County’s iconic “La Grande Wheel” Ferris Wheel serves as a beacon to visitors approaching from all directions.
Late breaking consignment highlights for the 2011 Orange County event include:
• Lot #53.1 – 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible with 53,850 original miles
• Lot #349 – 1940 Pontiac Custom convertible built by hall of fame customizer Rick Dore
• Lot #351 – 1931 Ford Phaeton 2-door Model A completely restored to show quality
• Lot #356.2 – 1969 Plymouth Road Runner 2-door hardtop from the “1969-½” model year with factory “M” code and a 440 six pack and a ground-up rotisserie restoration
• Lot #360 – 1950 Mercury Woody Wagon representing one of only 1,746 Mercury Wood Wagons built in 1950
• Lot #360.1 – 1950 Mercury Custom Woody Wagon with custom woodwork and recognition as a 2007 Goodguys pick for the Northwest region
• Lot #373.2 – 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III James Young 4-door sedan representing one of just 21 built and featuring U.S. specification left-hand drive
• Lot #629.1 – 1994 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible with rare optional wood veneer doors, vermillion red with parchment interior and matching parchment top
• Lot #629.2 – 1995 Bentley Continental 2-door convertible with only 21,000 original miles
“We always save some surprises for the eve of auction to keep the excitement coming for our customers,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson. “The momentum of our 40th anniversary tour continues to build on our third stop here in Orange County, and we can’t wait to get the auction action underway and begin rolling these beautiful cars across the block.”
As a preview for the fourth and final stop of the Barrett-Jackson 40th anniversary tour in Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International has a special presence at the Orange County auction entrance where spectators can meet and have photos taken with professional Las Vegas showgirls. Auction attendees will also have a chance to enter to win a VIP experience package for the 4th annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction September 22-24.
“Barrett-Jackson is proud to be here in beautiful Orange County to kick off the summer,” said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “I can’t think of a better scene on a summer night than the sight of one of Barrett-Jackson’s famous auction tents full of collector car fans against the backdrop of Orange County’s world famous Ferris Wheel.”
Barrett-Jackson continues to bring new fans to the collector car hobby with its auction events and other activities and promotions. The company’s online fan base is up nearly 10% in just the past three months alone, with social media fan interaction increasing 33% in the same period. In addition, credentialed media numbers are already up 12% from last year with additional media outlets still applying for entry.
“As more collector car fans flock to Barrett-Jackson, we continue to seek new ways to keep them interested and engaged in the hobby,” continued Davis. “Our Orange County auction sold out on vendor and sponsor spaces in record time this year, and we have many new activities planned for fans who visit us this weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center.”
Ford will unleash their professional drifting team on the Barrett-Jackson drifting track beginning on Friday morning. General Motors is featuring a time-lapsed 360° photo booth and interactive displays where auction spectators can become part of the action. Both manufacturers will also feature their successful ride ‘n drive programs where the latest model vehicles are featured.
For more information visit www.barrett-jackson.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, Palm Beach, Fla., Orange County, Calif. and Las Vegas. 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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