SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Dec. 20, 2011 – In honor of the city’s oldest, largest and best auction, Scottsdale Mayor, W. J. Lane, has officially declared January 16 – 22, 2012, “Barrett-Jackson Week” in honor of the company’s 41st Annual Collector Car Auction taking place the same days.
The event has become a fixture in the state over the past four decades, attracting more than 250,000 visitors annually from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, resulting in a more than a $96 million impact on the local economy (not including automobile sales), and raising millions of dollars for local charities.
“Having the support of Mayor Lane is not only an honor, but it compels us to continue to provide residents and visitors an enjoyable annual event that simply cannot be duplicated,” said Craig Jackson, chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We are proud of our beautiful city and the diverse amenities it offers, and showcase these through our supportive sponsors and strategic partnerships.”
To kick off the week, Barrett-Jackson has planned a seven mile Road Rally on Saturday, Jan. 14, through the streets of downtown Scottsdale, followed that evening by “Barrett-Jackson Night” at the Scottsdale Pavilions with a car show, ticket sales and giveaways. In addition, the annual “Drive the Dream” charity gala, with invite-only tickets available through ChildHelp will take place Saturday, Jan. 14; Family Value Day benefiting COX Charities on Sunday, Jan, 15; and the invitation-only Opening Night Gala with a special performance by Bret Michaels will take place on Monday, Jan. 16. The week continues beyond the auction block with a variety of car and lifestyle activities including the Tilted Kilt Garage, Lifestyle Pavilion, live demonstrations, Ride ‘N Drives and other thrilling entertainment.
For more information and a complete list of scheduled events, please visit www.barrett-jackson.com.
About The 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. and Las Vegas. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.
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