Barrett-Jackson Cements Itself As An Altruistic Powerhouse; 2011 Reaches New Pinnacle Of Giving

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.  JAN. 13, 2012 – For 41 years, Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction has served as one of the automotive industry’s charitable-giving powerhouses, raising more than $40 million for worthy causes at the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions ™. $35 million of that total has been raised just within the last five years.

This year is no exception. Barrett-Jackson will help more than 20 local and national charities raise money for worthy causes during its auction, Jan. 15-22, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Top collectible cars, as well as a motorcycle and a tractor for charity, will cross the block at No Reserve during the automotive lifestyle event.

“Our executives, consignors and bidders brought altruism to a whole new level in 2011,” said Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson’s chairman and CEO, noting that the organization helped raise nearly $6 million dollars in 2011.  “Philanthropy is a major component of the Barrett-Jackson culture, and due to the tremendous generosity of our customers, participants and attendees, we look forward to watching this figure grow for years to come.”

Charities involving children, military personnel, medical research and community support are taking center stage in Scottsdale.  For more information on the cars and the charities benefitting from their sale, please visit our website.

“Each of these organizations needs our support,” added Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’ve made it our goal to raise as much money for both local and national foundations as possible. We know bidders will be just as excited about taking home one of these vehicles as we are about selling them. Let’s start the New Year off right and see how much money we can raise for these deserving charities.”

For more information on how to become a bidder or to support these foundations, follow

About 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., Las Vegas and Orange County, Calif. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit or call (480) 421-6694.

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