SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Oct. 2, 2020 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will continue its philanthropic efforts to raise critical funds and awareness for charity with the sale of three special vehicles during the live 2020 Fall Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, October 22 -24, 2020.
“It’s a great honor to use the Barrett-Jackson platform to help those in need,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The tremendous generosity of those who donate vehicles to be sold for charity and our incredible customers who bid for them speaks volumes about their incredible character. We have three very special vehicles that will support American military veterans, as well as those affected by disasters and humanitarian crises.”
A 2016 Ford Focus RS RX (Lot #3000) that was piloted by Ken Block for Gymkhana Nine will be sold with 100 percent of the hammer price benefitting Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization offering veterans a chance to continue their service by helping those affected by disasters, and also themselves. The RX’s livery, which was designed by renowned Argentinian artist Felipe Pantone, marks the first time Block and the Hoonigan Racing Division worked with an external partner to create the Focus’ distinctive styling. Under the hood, its M-Sport and Ford Performance designed turbocharged 2.0 liter, inline-4 engine routes 600 horses to all four wheels via a Sadev 6-speed sequential gearbox. This Ken Block car is an internet sensation, with more than 45 million views of it in action to date.
“So many of us know or have family members, friends and neighbors who are struggling,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Sometimes it’s difficult to find ways that can improve their lives in a meaningful way. I’m so grateful to the individuals and companies who donated vehicles to benefit these charities. While 2020 has brought all of us some real challenges, we will have an incredible opportunity in October to come together as a collector car family and open our hearts to the needs of our communities.”
Designed by engineers at Extang, a Truck Hero company, along with Washtenaw Community College students in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the “Ultimate Tailgate Truck” (Lot #3001) will be sold to benefit Building Homes for Heroes. This 2019 Ford-350 Super Duty Dually’s 8-foot bed was converted into the perfect game-day experience. It features a 65-inch LG 4K TV, custom Maxxsonics 8-inch speakers, copper-plated swing-out grill, cooler and custom dining table.
The third charity vehicle crossing the block is a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (Lot #3002) with a rare high-wing spoiler option which will benefit the HeartStrings Foundation, an organization that provides guitars to veterans and actively serving military members and their families – as well as music therapy programs, children’s hospitals, first responders, transitional housing for battered women, drug treatment programs and other non-profit organizations around the country – so they may integrate music into their recovery. This Shadow Gray Metallic C8 with red leather interior rides on 19-inch and 20-inch 5-trident spoke wheels wrapped in ultra-sticky Michelin rubber. The Corvette comes with a guitar autographed by a number of notable country music artists.
Barrett-Jackson is now accepting consignments for the 2020 Fall Auction and the 2021 Scottsdale Auction. Click here to register as a bidder. Join the online conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #BarrettJackson
Commitment to Guest Health and Safety Barrett-Jackson is committed to the health and safety of all its guests, sponsors, vendors, partners and media during its in-person events. The company is closely following local, state and federal health and safety protocols. To help maintain physical distancing guidelines recommended for live events, Barrett-Jackson’s Fall Auction will primarily be limited to bidders, consignors and their guests. Media credentials will be also be limited to comply with physical distancing requirements. Enhanced live online and phone bidding options will be available for registered bidders.