RENO, NV – August 3, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – 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.
- 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
“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 money raised from 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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About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Reno Tahoe, Nevada; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature 100 hours of live television coverage in 2015, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.Barrett-Jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.