BarrettJackson Helps Raise More Than 4 Million for Charity 2009: Scottsdale Az

BarrettJackson Helps Raise More Than 4 Million for Charity

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 02/18/09 -- The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company recently announced that it helped raise $4.4 million for local and national charities

during the 38th annual Scottsdale auction Jan. 11-18, 2009. Funds at the automotive lifestyle event were gathered through the sale of 15 collector vehicles, crowd donations and fundraisers like the Childhelp Drive The Dream Gala. Barrett-Jackson does not collect commissions on vehicles sold entirely for charity. "Charity fundraising has always been a cornerstone of our Scottsdale event," said Craig Jackson, Chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "We helped raise nearly $7 million at our three events in 2008, and started 2009 off with an amazing $4.4 million. We sold some incredible vehicles to collect those charity dollars, including the first production 2010 Camaro and the wild Superbird tribute. I'm proud to carry on the Barrett-Jackson legacy of helping charities that my father and Tom Barrett started nearly 40 years ago." One of the highlights of the auction was the sale of the 1970 Plymouth Superbird custom tribute to benefit The Darrell Gwynn Foundation. The crowd roared when NASCAR legend Richard Petty climbed from the driver's seat and joined the auctioneers at the podium. After intense bidding and generous crowd donations, the Superbird sold for $501,100. "Car collectors are among the most giving people in the world," added Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. "And Barrett-Jackson has become a conduit for them to support worthwhile causes. To ensure that charities received the funding they deserve during these tough economic times, we brought together an impressive crop of charity vehicles and bidders who really stepped up for these organizations. We look forward to a successful event in Palm Beach and raising more money for charity there." Vehicles sold for charity in Scottsdale include:

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