Barrett-Jackson Sets Global Stage For Collector Cars In Reno With $100,000 Barrett-Jackson Cup Competition And Drifting Action By Pro Stunt Driver Rhys Millen
- With over $100,000 in cash and prizes, the Barrett-Jackson Cup competition attracted the most coveted custom cars and trucks from across the country
- A ’62 Chevrolet Impala Bubbletop belonging to Randy and Lisa Wilcox took home the prized “Ultimate Best of Show”
- Pennzoil-sponsored professional stunt driver Rhys Millen delivered the Barrett-Jackson Cup trophy with drifting action in downtown Reno
RENO, Nev. – Aug 11, 2015 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, created a global stage for custom cars during the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson in Reno, Nevada, on Aug. 6-8. For the third year, the auction held the world’s most celebrated custom car competition, the Barrett-Jackson Cup. With over $100,000 in cash and prizes on the line, Randy and Lisa Wilcox took home “Best in Show” with their 1962 Chevrolet Impala Bubbletop.
“Our third year in Reno produced an entirely new level of excitement,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We began with professional stunt driver Rhys Millen tearing up the streets of downtown Reno to deliver the Barrett-Jackson Cup trophy in a 2015 Dodge Hellcat. The buzz escalated as anticipation mounted around who would be crowned the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Cup champion. The success of this year’s Reno auction demonstrates that Barrett-Jackson remains at the forefront of the American collector car market.”
When Barrett-Jackson teamed up with Hot August Nights in 2013, the Barrett-Jackson Cup was born. With Cup sponsors including Eldorado Resort Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Harrah’s Hotel & Casino and Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, the Barrett-Jackson Cup boasts the largest prize purse of any American custom car competition and attracts many of the finest cars from across the country. Click here to watch the video of Rhys Millen drifting through the streets of Reno to deliver the Barrett-Jackson Cup trophy.
Judges Bobby Alloway, Pete Chapouris and Bob Millard chose 25 cars from the three-day Barrett-Jackson “Show-N-Shine” in downtown Reno. The vehicles were displayed in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center on Saturday before the top five finalists advanced to a ceremony on the Barrett-Jackson Auction block.
“For the third consecutive year, we’re honored to have the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Cup as part of Hot August Nights,” said Executive Director of Hot August Nights Tony Marini. “It’s in major part due to our partnership with Barrett-Jackson, the downtown properties and other major sponsors that we’ve been able to cultivate such a prestigious Show-n-Shine garnering global attention for having the largest prize purse of any car show. The caliber of the cars placed in the Show-n-Shine is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, and we look forward to continuing this tradition for years to come.”
This year, with the most competition entries in the Cup’s history, Randy and Lisa Wilcox were awarded the Barrett-Jackson Cup in front of an unprecedented TV audience during live auction coverage on Velocity. The Barrett-Jackson Cup “Reno Five” finalists included:
- Grand Prize Winner: 1962 Chevrolet Impala Bubbletop
- Owner: Randy and Lisa Wilcox
- Builder: CAL Automotive Creations, Andy Leach
- First Runner-up: 1957 Chevrolet Pickup
- Owner: Gary Brown
- Builder: Mike Goldman Customs
- Second Runner-up: 1965 Chevrolet Impala
- Owner: Don and Elma Voth
- Builder: Chip Foose
- Third Runner-up: 1956 Plymouth Belvedere
- Owner: Gil and Janet Losi
- Builder: Steve Cook Creations
- Fourth Runner-up: 1965 Dodge Dart
- Owner: Willie Maise
- Big Oak Garage, Will Posey
“The Barrett-Jackson Cup has become the pinnacle of collector car competitions,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “I’m proud to be part of creating an international platform for owners and builders who put their heart, soul and immeasurable hours into crafting these customs. With the international TV audience provided by Barrett-Jackson, these collector cars are achieving rock star status around the globe.”
The Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction will be held Sept. 24-26, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Event Center. Coverage of the Las Vegas auction will be broadcast in live high-definition TV on Velocity and Discovery. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to .