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.
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2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe
Exterior Color: Black Sapphire Metallic
Interior Color: Black
1965 MG B Roadster
Exterior Color: Tartan Red
Interior Color: Black
This Burnt Orange, fully customized 1936 Ford Sedan (Lot #634) will cross the block at the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson.
- Barrett-Jackson building eclectic docket of customs for Hot August Nights, including a fully customized 1936 Ford Sedan (Lot #624) that utilizes a Corvette C4 suspension and GM crate Ram Jet V8 engine
- A 1933 Ford 3-Window Custom Coupe (Lot #633) built and documented to be a rolling showstopper
- A 1934 Ford HEMI Roadster (Lot #634) offers a show-winning, concours-quality build with only 760 miles since completion
RENO, Nevada – July 23, 2015 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is building an exciting docket of custom vehicles for the famous Hot August Nights auction, held August 6-8, 2015, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. Hot August Nights is the premier event for hot rods and custom vehicles and Barrett-Jackson has built a docket that largely complements that theme. Among the most anticipated consignments is a collection of Fords including the 1936 Ford Custom Sedan (Lot #624) finished by Count’s Kustoms, utilizing a Corvette C4 suspension and a GM crate Ram Jet V8 engine.
“Hot August Nights has a long-standing tradition of bringing together the world’s most elite customizers,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We enjoy helping Hot August Nights carry their nostalgic theme through to our auction by filling our docket with fantastic customs such as these.”
The highly-anticipated 1936 Ford Custom Sedan (Lot #624) is dressed in a stunning, Burnt Orange custom paint, custom pinstripes and airbrush fades. This over-the-top build was finished by Count’s Kustoms and carries an array of eye-catching features. This hot rod rides on Corvette C4 suspension and adjustable air ride shockwaves, and is powered by a GM crate Ram Jet V8 with electronic fuel injection and a 4L80E automatic overdrive transmission. Inside the all-steel body, the black leather and suede interior is accompanied by power seats, windows and sunroof.
1933 Ford 3-Window (Lot #633) Custom Coupe
A ’33 Ford 3-Window Custom Coupe (Lot #633) features an incredible build with a complete receipt file. A 5.7-liter TPI roller cam engine and 700R4 overdrive automatic transmission power this showstopping hot rod. The black exterior features a custom hood and side panels and a deluxe grill, with the interior sporting red leather along with a custom sound system and banjo custom steering wheel, as well as the technology of rear- and sideview cameras
“Our Reno Tahoe fans truly understand the time, talent and detail that goes into the award-winning customs that cross our block during the week of Hot August Nights,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “This year’s Ford customs will showcase the skillfulness and passion these custom works of art represent.”
Another Ford custom, appropriately titled “Mellow Yellow,” showcases an outstanding build on an all-steel, fully streetable ’34 Ford Roadster (Lot #634). Under the hood, this custom Ford features a HEMI engine boasting approximately 600 horsepower along with a hydraulic roller cam and lifters, adjustable roller rocker arms, dual carburetors, custom aluminum radiator and dual electric fans. Built to show-winning and concours quality, this build has seen only 760 miles since completion.
Also sure to be a fan favorite in Reno Tahoe is a ’56 Ford F600 Custom Pickup (Lot #646). The truck was transformed from a single-cab 22-inch flatbed F600 into a 4-door cab that features Swedish leather and a five-screen DVD stereo entertainment system. Other custom additions include hand-formed front and rear roll pans, a one-off machined console center, hand-built running boards, 2005 Denali bucket seats and a fully polished Ram Jet engine that cranks out 502 horsepower.
Consignments for the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction are still being accepted, with Reserve and No Reserve options available. To consign a vehicle in the Reno Tahoe auction, click here. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to www.barrett-jackson.com/bid.
Two 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats (Lot #642 and Lot #643) lead the Robertson Collection into the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson.
- Auction highlights include a pair of 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats in Billet Silver Metallic (Lot #642) and Sublime Green Pearl (Lot #643)
- Incredibly customized ’55 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon (Lot #638) will turn heads in Reno Tahoe
- A’64 Corvette Custom (Lot #644) and a rare ’66 Corvette Convertible (Lot #702) are among anticipated Corvette favorites during the auction
RENO, Nevada – July 21, 2015 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will auction several muscle and late model cars from the Robertson Collection on Aug. 6-8, 2015, at the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction in Reno Tahoe, Nevada. A pair of all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats are destined to be crowd favorites as they roll across the block.
“The Robertson Collection adds some incredible collectibles to our already diverse Reno Tahoe docket,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “This is the first time that Marty Robertson’s cars have been sold at Barrett-Jackson and we look forward to showcasing his great line-up at our Hot August Nights Auction.”
The two all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats are sure to rev up the crowd in Reno Tahoe. Based on the Dodge Challenger, the Billet Silver Metallic (Lot #642) and Sublime Green Pearl (Lot #643) SRT Hellcats each feature a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 and a 6-speed manual transmission. Both are equipped with an SRT-tuned Bilstein 3-mode active suspension that helps keep all 707 horsepower planted firmly on the road. The Hellcats together have less than 200 combined miles, with the Sublime Green Pearl having clocked only 15.
1955 Chevrolet Nomad Custom Wagon (Lot #638)
Also crossing the block in Reno Tahoe is a Kosmos Red and Black 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Custom Wagon (Lot #638). The engine is 348ci, bored 0.60 over and has only 187 miles on the build. From the front end to the rear end, this 6-speed custom is completed with top-of-the-line parts, including the suspension, console gauges and two different-sized wheels.
The Robertson Collection also includes a 1964 Corvette Custom (Lot #644) finished in 2014 Mercedes-Benz Black paint and sporting an LS2 6.0 fuel-injected engine. Since its frame-off build was completed in 2014, this American classic has seen on 275 miles. Also heading to auction is a meticulously restored 1966 Corvette Convertible (Lot #702). One of only 2,111, this convertible is finished in Mosport Green with matching removable hardtop and features a 327ci V8 engine, correct 350 horsepower intake and a 4-speed manual transmission.
“Barrett-Jackson is honored to auction vehicles from the Robertson Collection,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The vehicles in his collection represent some of the most desirable American cars from some of the greatest moments in automotive performance history. From the latest Mopars to second-generation Camaros and Trans Ams, each one is remarkable.”
Two additional examples of ’70s-era GM muscle from the Robertson Collection include a 1970 Pontiac Trans Am (Lot #703) restored in factory-correct Polar White with a blue interior and a 1971 custom Camaro (Lot #640) with an extensive list of components, including a supercharged 418ci LS3 engine pushing out 710 horsepower.
Other cars crossing the block from the Robertson Collection include:
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 .
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Exterior Color: Dusk Rose
Interior Color: White
This 2008 Ford Mustang GT was the KITT supercar driven in the 2008 movie reprise of the hit TV series “Knight Rider.”
RENO, Nevada – July 7, 2015 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will feature TV, racing and DUB Magazine vehicles from the famous Day Family Classic Cars Museum beginning Aug. 6-8, 2015, at the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction in Reno Tahoe, Nevada. The five Mustangs, including one signed by Steve Saleen and Parnelli Jones as well as a pair of KITT cars that starred in NBC’s 2008 movie reprise of the hit TV series “Knight Rider,” are a part of the Day family’s collection, which is home to more than 100 classic and late-model vehicles.
“We’re proud to bring a group of vehicles from the well-known Day Family Classic Cars Museum to our Hot August Nights Auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Owners of large collections, like the Day family and Ron Pratte, have often turned to Barrett-Jackson to shine the spotlight on their vehicles over the last 44 years.”
The 2008 Ford Mustang GT was the inspiration behind NBC’s movie reboot of the hit TV series, “Knight Rider.” The movie’s hero KITT was inspired by the 2008 Shelby GT500KR, as was its “Attack Mode” KITT persona. Both vehicles feature a 4.6L V8 engine. The KITT supercar also sports a Ford Racing Whipple Supercharger to produce 400 horsepower, has a Ford Racing handling package and plays the soundtrack from “Knight Rider” when activated. The “Attack Mode” KITT features performance upgrades, including a Ford Racing suspension package, Ford Racing mufflers and a special brake for executing the perfect 360-degree maneuver.
Signed by Steve Saleen and motorsports legend Parnelli Jones, this 2007 Ford Mustang Saleen Parnelli Jones Limited Edition is Number 113 of only 500 produced. Cranking out 400 horsepower with a 302ci V8 engine, this limited-edition racer is dressed in Grabber Orange with black trim and features a shaker hood. Modifications made to this limited edition include forged pistons, rods and crankshaft, a light-weight aluminum flywheel and high-performance exhaust.
“The cars being auctioned by the Day family in Reno Tahoe carry some unique provenance and are backed by some incredible star power as well,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “As a true testament to the Barrett-Jackson family, Tom Day and his family have taken extraordinarily great care of these cars since purchasing them at past auctions, and each will be a fantastic vehicle for a first-time buyer or seasoned collector.”
“American Idol” TV stars Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Kara DioGuardi signed the 2008 Ford Shelby GT Barrett-Jackson Edition Coupe from the Day collection that will be auctioned in Reno Tahoe. Forged from the collaboration of Barrett-Jackson, Ford Motor Company and Shelby America, this 319-horsepower muscle car is Number 8 of 100 cars built and has only 326 miles.
Also crossing the block in Reno Tahoe is a 2011 Ford Mustang Custom DUB Edition Coupe developed by ROUSH Industries. Famous from its TV appearance during a WWE event in Detroit, Michigan, this DUB edition Mustang is black with black stripes and features DUB logos, a hood scoop, tinted windows and special 20-inch wheels.
Live coverage of the 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson will be broadcast in high-definition TV on Velocity and Discovery from Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 6-8. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to .
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
2013 Jaguar XK
Exterior Color: Blue-Metallic
Interior Color: Beige/Tan
1936 Buick Special Victoria Coupe
Exterior Color: Gray
Interior Color: Beige/Tan