Barrett-Jackson to Feature Eight Charity Vehicles at the 14th Annual Palm Beach Auction

  • General Motors is donating Lot
    , a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette VIN #001 Grand Sport to benefit
    the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Lot
    , a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro VIN #001 50th Anniversary, to
    benefit the United Way of Southeastern Michigan
  • Lot
    , a 2014 Ford Raptor Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 donated by
    Shell to support the Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Clarion Builds is donating Lot
    , a 1974 BMW 2002, to benefit The Barrett-Jackson Cancer
    Research Fund at TGen

PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#barrettjacksonBarrett-Jackson,
The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is continuing its support
of national charities during its 14th Annual Palm Beach Auction from
April 8-10, 2016, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. United States
veterans’ organizations, youth programs and medical research will be
among those who will benefit from the generosity of Barrett-Jackson
bidders and donors.

“We’re committed to helping charitable organizations that are engaged in
making a lasting impact in people’s lives,” said Craig
, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We have helped raise
over $88.4 million to date and we appreciate our corporate donors like
GM ‒ which is donating two VIN #001 vehicles ‒ as well as Shell and
Clarion. All of these companies share a charitable passion for helping
those in need.”

General Motors is donating two impressive VIN #001 vehicles, including Lot
, a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette VIN #001 Grand Sport to benefit the
Karmanos Cancer Institute. The winning bidder will have the rights to
the first retail production in this line, which carries on the racing
spirit of the original 1963 model. The winning bidder of Lot
will receive the rights to the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro VIN #001
50th Anniversary Edition, with 100 percent of the hammer price going to
the United Way of Southeastern Michigan.

U.S. veterans will also benefit from the kindness of generous donors.
Donated by Shell, a 2014 Ford Raptor Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 (Lot
) delivers 623 supercharged
horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 5.3 seconds. The sale
of this VelociRaptor will help the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

A 1993 Dodge Viper Hennessey Venom 500 (Lot
) is equipped with an 8.0 V10
engine that cranks out 500 horsepower. The Viper will be sold to benefit
the Lone Survivor Foundation. The exterior of the vehicle features
airbrushed scenes depicting the U.S. Navy SEAL team from Operation Red
Wings: Lt. Michael P. Murphy (KIA), Petty Officer Matthew Axelson
(KIA), Petty Officer Second Class Danny Dietz (KIA), and Petty Officer
Marcus Luttrell (Ret.). The SEAL team was ambushed on June 28, 2005
while on a mission to gather intelligence on Taliban leadership in
Afghanistan and Luttrell was the only survivor. Luttrell and other
wounded service members will be with the Viper as it crosses the block
Friday, April 8, at 3:00 pm EDT.

Also crossing the block to aid United States veterans via the Patriot
Foundation is a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Commando Tactical Edition (Lot
). An ultra-light vehicle prepared for rigorous fielding in
austere conditions, this was the first such Jeep ever built and utilized
in U.S. combat operations in over 25 years.

“We love giving these deserving charities the chance to reach a global
audience during their vehicle auctions,” said Steve Davis, president of
Barrett-Jackson. “So many deserving people rely on these charities to
help them live fuller, more purposeful lives. It’s truly heartwarming to
welcome these people on stage as they share their stories of courage in
the face of adversity.”

Clarion Builds, in conjunction with a group of hand-selected industry
partners, excellently restored a 1974 BMW 2002 (Lot
) to benefit The Barrett-Jackson Cancer Research Fund at TGen
in Memory of Russ and Brian Jackson. This vehicle features a full
rotisserie restoration ‒ with every part of the vehicle stripped,
reconditioned, repaired or replaced with NOS parts ‒ and was the
recipient of the Petersen Museum’s 2015 Petersen Perfection Award.

Organizations founded to support the growth and development of America’s
youth will also be a part of the auction action in Palm Beach. A Hummer
H1 Custom HMCS MP (Lot
) features a custom-built rear
kitchen, queen bed and other custom interior features. All funds from
the sale will go to Camp Southern Ground, a passion project of country
music artist Zac Brown, who headlined the 2016 Barrett-Jackson
Scottsdale Opening Night Gala. In addition, a 1985 Ford Bronco II (Lot
) powered by a 450 horsepower engine and featured in Street
Trucks magazine will be sold to benefit the Boy Scouts of America.

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