1964 Chevrolet Corvette
Exterior Color: Saddle Tan
Interior Color: Saddle
1965 Superperformance Cobra MKIII
VIN: SPO 1811
Exterior Color: Silver
Interior Color: Black
This 1962 Chevrolet Impala Bubbletop took home the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Cup “Ultimate Best in Show” award.
- 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
- First Runner-up: 1957 Chevrolet Pickup
- Owner: Gary Brown
- Builder: Mike Goldman Customs
Second Runner-up: 1965 Chevrolet Impala
- Second Runner-up: 1965 Chevrolet Impala
- Owner: Don and Elma Voth
- Builder: Chip Foose
Third Runner-up: 1956 Plymouth Belvedere
- Third Runner-up: 1956 Plymouth Belvedere
- Owner: Gil and Janet Losi
- Builder: Steve Cook Creations
Fourth Runner-up: 1965 Dodge Dart
- 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 .
This much-talked-about A.O. Smith-bodied 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible (Lot #617) sold for $214,500.
- Barrett-Jackson sees 100 percent sell-through rate with sales totaling more than $9.5 million and over $400,000 raised for charity
- Impressive attendance leads to seven percent increase from 2014 and shatters single-day Reno Tahoe record with over 15,000 guests on Friday
- Automobilia sales spike to over $560,000, a 36 percent increase from 2014
- Over $100,000 in cash and prizes awarded to Barrett-Jackson Cup winners
RENO, Nev. – Aug 9, 2015 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, once again delivered an action-packed auction during the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson in Reno Tahoe, Nevada, Aug. 6-8.
Barrett-Jackson’s Reno Tahoe auction included the sale of 232 vehicles and over 400 collectible automobilia pieces totaling more than $9.5 million in sales (unaudited) at an astonishing 100 percent sell through rate. Barrett-Jackson also shattered automobilia records with a 36 percent increase in sales over 2014. Guests filled the auction arena peaking attendance at over 40,000 and surpassing the Reno-Tahoe record for single-day attendance on Friday. In addition, the eclectic docket of collector cars attracted the most bidders in the Hot August Night Auction’s three year history.
“In traditional Barrett-Jackson style we crushed records on every level during our Hot August Nights auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Not only did we have a 100 percent sell through rate with more than $9.5 million in sales, but our attendance was up, shattering our single-day record in our three year history in Reno. It’s clear that this week’s auction success is further evidence that Barrett-Jackson remains at the forefront of the American collector car market.”
The top five vehicles sold during the Reno auction include:
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible – $214,5000 (Lot #617)
- 1932 Ford B-400 Custom Boyd Convertible – $181,500 (Lot #625)
- 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback – $154,000 (Lot #637)
- 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Custom Wagon – $154,000 (Lot #638)
- 1934 Ford Model A Custom Roadster – $148,500 (Lot #634)
Included in the auction excitement was the 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Cup competition offering more than $100,000 in cash in prizes. On Wednesday professional stunt-driver Rhys Millen drifted through the streets of downtown Reno to deliver the Cup trophy in true Barrett-Jackson style. Click here to watch the video.
“The Barrett-Jackson Cup has cemented its importance in custom car building history,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “In just three short years, it has become the pinnacle of respect for the hard work and effort that goes into building these tremendous custom vehicles. We also helped some incredible charitable organizations. I’m grateful that our generous bidders have joined us in making a difference in the lives of countless veterans and youth in our country.”
Barrett-Jackson continued its dedication to organizations that support charitable endeavors and the men and women who have bravely served our country. With five charity lots, Barrett-Jackson raised over $400,000 for deserving organizations including Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Ride 2 Recovery, The Foundation for Exceptional Warriors, High Fives Non-Profit Foundation and Transforming Youth Recovery.
“With an incredible 2015 Reno Tahoe auction already behind us, our sights are focused on growing our momentum for our 8th Annual Las Vegas Auction in September,” said Jackson. “We’re building an exciting docket of vehicles, planning an incredible gala and preparing for another record auction.”
1949 MG TC Roadster
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Crimson
- World-renowned auctioneer, Joseph Mast, has been retained to lead the auctioneer team for the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson
- Mast is the youngest auctioneer to win the International Auctioneer Championship (IAC)
- The Mast Auctioneers team includes multiple state and international championship auctioneers, including many with extensive experience at Barrett-Jackson auctions
RENO, Nevada – Aug. 6, 2015 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, announced today that world-renowned auctioneer, Joseph Mast, will lead a team of state and international championship auctioneers beginning with the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson in Reno Tahoe, Nevada, Aug. 6-8. Mast, who has worked as an auctioneer for Barrett-Jackson Auctions since 2008, will lead a group of world-class auctioneers, including many who have worked at past auctions of the company.
“This is an important milestone in our company’s history,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Progress does not come without change, which is why we’re excited to announce that Joseph Mast will take the helm as our lead auctioneer starting with our 3rd Annual Hot August Nights auction. For more than seven years we’ve watched Joseph grow into a world-class auctioneer. Not only does he have a deep love of the collector car market, but he has connected with our bidders and consignors on a very personal level. His team, many of whom are already familiar faces at our events, offers a contagious energy and excitement that is synonymous with Barrett-Jackson. They are a perfect fit for the future of our company.”
A native of Ohio, Mast graduated from Missouri Auction School in 2001. His early auctioneer career focused on estate, chattel and real estate, and later grew to include auto auctions. He has been a consistent finalist at the International Auctioneers Championship (IAC) and is the youngest auctioneer to win the IAC Championship. In addition to other championship titles, Mast currently sits on the Board of Directors of the National Auctioneers Association. Building on his popularity, Mast was recently featured as a grocery store clerk in GEICO’s “Did You Know” commercial series.
“Barrett-Jackson has been the acknowledged leader in the collector car hobby since 1971,” said Mast. “It’s a privilege for me and the team to be associated with Craig Jackson as part of a strong, global brand that advances the market in such a positive way. We look forward to the Hot August Nights Auction and will exceed the high standards that fans have come to expect from Barrett-Jackson.”
The Mast Auctioneer team for the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson will consist of world-class and state champions, many of whom have extensive experience at Barrett-Jackson Auctions.
“Joseph’s team includes scores of top auctioneers from across the country,” said Jackson. “Many of these championship auctioneers have been with the Barrett-Jackson company for numerous years. I’m confident we won’t miss a step with Mast’s team. I look forward to watching Joseph and his auctioneers bring their energy to our block and continue our legacy as the world’s greatest collector car auction company.”
Coverage of the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson will be broadcast in LIVE, high-definition TV on Velocity and Discovery. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to .
Professional stunt driver Rhys Millen smokes the tires on his 2015 Hellcat in downtown Reno as he delivers the Barrett-Jackson Cup to Hot August Nights.
- Professional stunt driver Rhys Millen raced the 2015 Dodge Hellcat through downtown Reno to deliver the Barrett-Jackson Cup in high-performance style
RENO, Nevada – Aug. 5, 2015 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, and Pennzoil-sponsored stunt driver Rhys Millen delivered the Barrett-Jackson Cup to Hot August Nights today in honor of the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction in Reno Tahoe, Nevada, Aug. 6-8. Millen drifted a yellow 2015 Dodge Hellcat on a closed-road course through downtown Reno, where he personally delivered the coveted Barrett-Jackson Cup trophy.
“We were able to deliver the Barrett-Jackson Cup in true high performance style by teaming up with Pennzoil and Rhys Millen,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Rhys’ ability behind the wheel is unmatched, as seen in his stunt driving and racing career. I can’t think of a better way to open this year’s Hot August Night Auction and Barrett-Jackson Cup competition than by Rhys’ electrifying entrance into Reno.”
The Barrett-Jackson Cup has become one of the most anticipated custom car competitions boasting one of the hobby’s richest purses of more than $100,000 in cash and prizes.
“Having a Hellcat race through the streets of downtown was a first for Reno and Hot August Nights,” said Tony Marini, executive director of Hot August Nights. “The Barrett-Jackson Cup has grown to be the greatest competition of its kind. It’s only fitting that a professional stunt driver delivered the trophy amidst smoke, donuts and screeching tires.”
With the help of Hot August Nights, the City of Reno and the Reno Police Department, Rhys piloted this 707 horsepower yellow 2015 Dodge Hellcat through downtown Reno, drifting past several iconic Reno landmarks, including the famous Reno Arch and Barrett-Jackson Cup sponsors Eldorado Resort Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Harrah’s Hotel & Casino and Circus Circus Hotel & Casino. For a video of the drifting excitement, click here.
“I was excited when Pennzoil asked me to be part of Barrett-Jackson and Hot August Nights Auction,” said Millen. “Drifting through the streets of Reno to deliver the Barrett-Jackson Cup and being a part of the week’s excitement was a huge thrill for me.”
Rhys will be also be on-site to sign autographs for fans during the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson. His autograph session will be held in the Vendor Marketplace on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 11:00 a.m. until noon.
In addition to Rhys lighting up the streets of Reno in a Hellcat, Barrett-Jackson has two 2015 Hellcats crossing the block at No Reserve on Saturday, August 8 at the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction. One in Billet Silver and the other in Sublime Green Pearl, both 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcats feature the lauded 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to .
2001 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500
Exterior Color: Glacier White
Interior Color: Ash
1978 Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
These four vehicles will cross the block in Reno Tahoe in support of veterans and their families.
- Craftsman to donate one-of-a-kind custom 1965 Comet Caliente (Lot #3001) benefiting the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
- Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis re-donates 2014 Victory Cross Country 8-Ball Motorcycle (Lot #3002) to benefit Ride 2 Recovery
- Bennington supports The Foundation for Exceptional Warriors with sale of a 2014 Bennington Boat (Lot #3003), and a ’57 Willys Jeep Wagon (Lot #3000) will support Marines injured in service as part of the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation
RENO, Nevada – July 31, 2015 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is continuing its support of charities benefiting United States veterans and their families with the auction of four vehicles during the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction in Reno Tahoe, Nevada, August 6-8, 2015. Barrett-Jackson has raised nearly $84 million over the years for numerous charities and will continue at Hot August Nights with its support of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Ride 2 Recovery, The Foundation for Exceptional Warriors and the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation.
“It’s in our long tradition to team up with organizations seeking to make a difference in the lives of the servicemen and servicewomen of this country and their families,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re honored to take part in giving back to the courageous and selfless individuals that make our country so great.”
Craftsman, an official content partner of Barrett-Jackson, is donating a 1965 Comet Caliente (Lot #3001) to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, providing financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel as well as to the families of personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty. This ’65 Comet Caliente was custom modified and restored for performance racing. Performance features include a Roush 427-R engine with an EFI stack injector and a T-56 6-speed transmission.
Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson, is re-donating a 2014 Victory Cross Country 8-Ball Motorcycle (Lot #3002) to benefit Ride 2 Recovery, the same beneficiary when Davis purchased the motorcycle in January at the 44th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. Ride 2 Recovery supports Spinning® Recovery Labs and outdoor cycling programs at military and veterans affairs locations around the country to help injured veterans overcome obstacles. The motorcycle is painted to resemble the United States flag and is powered by the legendary Victory fuel-injected 106ci V-Twin engine with a 6-speed overdrive transmission.
“It is with great honor that we have the opportunity to support the organizations dedicated to serving the men and women of our country that have given so much,” said Davis. “In addition to Ride 2 Recovery, all of these organizations are doing incredible things for incredible people and we at Barrett-Jackson are proud to be a part of it.”
Bennington is once again donating one of its boats to benefit The Foundation for Exceptional Warriors. This pontoon boat is a 2014 Bennington Mahogany Luxury Boat (Lot #3003) and is top of its class in luxury boating. It is equipped with an 8.2 MAG engine, thru-hull exhaust, a sporty tower and an impressive sound system. Proceeds from the auction of this vehicle will assist in the healing process of the families and veterans of Special Operations Forces, those recognized for valorous action and those wounded in combat, regardless of era, by providing customized therapeutic recreational and sporting events to enhance their mental and physical health.
Also crossing the block to benefit charity will be a 1957 Willys Jeep Wagon (Lot #3000), embodying all the charm of one of the first production SUVs. This vintage beauty will benefit the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation based in Truckee, California. The foundation supports the dreams of mountain action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries. The money specifically raised with this auction will go towards the “Marines to the Mountains” program dedicated to bringing Marines injured in service to Squaw Valley for a once-in-a-lifetime skiing experience.
In addition to the four charity auctions benefitting veterans and their families, a 1970 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-40 (Lot #3000.1) is being auctioned in support of Transforming Youth Recovery. Created in 2013 by the Stacie Mathewson Foundation in Reno, Transforming Youth Recovery supports educators, parents and community members in helping students recovering from addiction thrive in the fullness of everyday life. This Land Cruiser features a straight-6 engine, 4-speed manual transmission, factory winch and tow package, rear side seats and 4-wheel drive.
Coverage of the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson in Reno Tahoe will be broadcast in live, high-definition TV coverage on Velocity and Discovery.
For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to .