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Barrett-Jackson Accelerates Northeast Auction With A Week Of Collector Car Events From Mohegan Sun

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The inaugural New England Conours d’Elegance, sponsored by Barrett-Jackson, will set the stage for the2nd Annual Northeast Auction; Thrilling activities for the whole family, including a collector car show, concours and road tour will lead up to this year’s Northeast Auction; An enviable docket of collector vehicles – including a very rare 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider with only 77 miles (preview) and a’70 Mustang Boss 429 with only 10 test miles (preview) – is lining up to cross the auction block at Mohegan Sun

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 15, 2017) – Barrett-Jackson is kicking its 2nd Annual Northeast Auction into overdrive with a full week of collector car activities, events and unparalleled auction action. Building on the momentum from last year’s first double sellout in the company’s history, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction® is fueling the enthusiasm of the collector car hobby across the Northeast with its premier automotive lifestyle event at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, June 21-24, 2017. Barrett-Jackson will rev up for the week of activities as the title sponsor of the New England Concours d’Elegance, which begins Saturday, June 17th. Additional events and activities will continue through the week, culminating with the highly anticipated auction at Mohegan Sun.

“We are extremely grateful to all those who supported our inaugural Northeast Auction last year,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The electricity generated at last year’s record-setting event was unforgettable. This year, we decided to build on that high energy by creating even more collector car activities for the whole family, first by serving as the presenting sponsor of the New England Concours d’Elegance and continuing with our Northeast Auction.”

Tickets are on-sale now at Barrett-Jackson.com and are also available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

Activities revving up the week in the Northeast include:

  • New England Concours d’Elegance sponsored by Barrett-Jackson – Saturday, June 17th, through Sunday, June 18th, 2017
  • New England Concours Summer Tour – Monday, June 19
  • 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction Preview Day on Wednesday, June 21
  • 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction from Thursday, June 22 through Saturday, June 24

Consignments are already pouring in for Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction, including one of the world’s most desirable supercars, a 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider (preview), which can only be purchased outside of this auction by joining an extensive waiting list. This Corsa Red prancing horse has only 77 miles and features a power retractable hardtop, 3.9-liter V8 engine, 7-speed F1 dual clutch transmission and over $90,000 in optional equipment. Also crossing the block is an incredibly rare ’70 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (preview). With a fresh restoration and only 10 test miles on the odometer, this Grabber Blue Boss 429 is an extremely coveted Mustang and includes the Drag Pack convenience group, competition suspension and 429 Boss engine with 375 horsepower.

The Northeast Auction will add more examples of American performance and design to the auction block with a ’66 Shelby GT350-H Fastback (preview). One of only 59 built in Ivy Green, this authentic Shelby was completely restored in 2010 and is fully documented in the SAAC Shelby Registry.

Also on the docket is a custom ’66 Corvette Pro-Touring Convertible (preview), which is a ground-up build on an Art Morrison chassis. Under the hood is a ground-shaking LS3 engine with a custom forced-intake manifold mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The interior is completely new and Dyno-matted from the firewall back.

Auction guests will also see a European take on performance with offerings that include a ’88 Porsche 930 911 Turbo Cabriolet (preview) with a factory slant nose. This Porsche features a 3.3-liter engine with 4-speed transmission and includes the original Fuchs wheels.

“It’s clear from the unprecedented response to our inaugural Northeast Auction that Barrett-Jackson is a perfect fit for the area,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We bring in enthusiasts from across the region, as well as international guests. I have no doubt that this year’s auction will bring a whole new level of energy to the collector car community across New England.”

Click here to consign a vehicle for the 2ndAnnual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction. For information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to www.barrett-jackson.com/Bidder/Home.

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 and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature extensive live television coverage in 2017, 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 www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

About Mohegan Sun: Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 80 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visitingmohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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The Mohegan Sun Expo Center To Open Summer 2018

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Construction has begun on an $80 million Exposition & Convention Center to be located near the Winter Entrance of Mohegan Sun, officials announced at a press gathering Thursday while speaking in detail on the full project; United Natural Foods announced as early partner

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 23, 2017) – Leaders of the Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Sun gathered Thursday afternoon at the flagship property in Connecticut, to announce the official plans for The Mohegan Sun Expo Center. Construction is underway with a target opening date of summer 2018. The expansion will span over 240,000 gross square-feet and will be located by the Winter Parking garage and in close proximity to Mohegan Sun’s newest hotel, Earth Tower. The New York based architect firm KPF (Kohn Pedersen Fox) and the construction team out of North Stonington, A/Z Corp, are partners on the project.

The Exposition and Convention Center is expected to attract more corporate and association trade shows, in addition to exhibitions such as Barrett-Jackson and the National Association of Postal Supervisors. It gives Mohegan Sun a great opportunity to also expand current consumer geared shows like Terrificon and bring about tech industry shows, golf shows, musical extravaganzas, home-shows, motor sports and hunting & fishing shows.  One of the first partnerships announced today by Assistant General Manager, Jeff Hamilton, is with United Natural Foods Inc (UNFI), as he eluded to a full-scale food show already in early planning stages for next year.

Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin Brown speaking at the event today as well, touched on more exciting partnerships to come and further positive impacts that the Expo Center will soon have for southeastern Connecticut. “This new conference center will help solidify Mohegan Sun as not just the premier conventions destination, but the premier resort in the Northeast region. It will enable us to host some of the largest trade shows in the nation and take back some of the lost conventions that seek bigger venues in Boston and New York,” the Chairman stated.

The Mohegan Sun Expo Center will bring in an estimated 200 jobs, including construction and permanent roles, with an additional 100 supplier jobs anticipated. Other key details and figures for include:

  • 21,412-net square-foot ballroom, divisible into two and featuring over 3,000 net square feet of pre-function space
  • The Exposition Center itself, will be 131,000 net square feet
  • Feature free parking, 6 loading docks from an open parking field and additional drive in access from 2 grade level drive-in doors
  • 18 meeting rooms in total, ranging from 360 square feet to 675 net square feet
  • A 1,263 square-foot boardroom with 230 square feet of pre-function space and its own outdoor terrace
  • 3,600 net square feet of outdoor space, which includes a large wrap-around terrace for the full center
  • A 5,361-net square-foot kitchen
  • Additional features include a mobile box office, up to the minute technology, digital displays inside and outside the center, free Wi-Fi, contiguous exhibit space

On the design front, the new Expo Center will be a column-free structure with clerestory windows, offering flexible programming within a naturally-lit space. The main circulation spine that connects the exposition hall to the pre-function area also provides access to the overall facility, including the ballroom and adjustable meeting rooms. Along this path, floor-to-ceiling windows and doors lead visitors onto an outdoor patio that adds gathering space in warm weather and buffers the building from Cove Road that loops around the entire site. Greenery extends east to the recently completed Earth Tower, which shares the same grand entry as the Sky Tower. Interior finishes will recall the Tribe’s cultural history, with custom carpeting and light fixtures that reflect Native American motifs, the nearby Thames River and the color palettes of the Earth and Sky Towers. Additional below-grade entertainment tenant space will comprise of 20,000 square feet of the total expanse, further diversifying the center’s mixed-use program.

Once completed in the summer of 2018, ideally in time for next year’s Barret-Jackson Car Collector’s Auction, Mohegan Sun will be home to the largest meetings and convention spaces between Boston, MA and New York City.

To learn more, visit mohegansun.com/EXPO

ABOUT KPF: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is the architectural firm responsible for Mohegan Sun’s Project Sunburst expansion, which includes programming, master planning and the design of the magnificent exterior of Mohegan Sun. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is an award-winning, full-service architectural firm offering master planning, space planning, programming, building analysis and interior design services for a prestigious roster of international clients in both the public and private sectors. More information about Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is available by visiting kpf.com.

ABOUT A/Z CORP: A/Z Corporation is a leading design, construction and maintenance services provider focused on delivering innovative, single-source solutions. The company’s mission is to provide the highest levels of quality and value to the clients it supports in technology-driven industries. This is a commitment that the firm has upheld for nearly 50 years. A/Z’s growing team of 450+ professionals is serving some of the most recognizable private and public companies throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States via its offices located throughout the region.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN: Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 80 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Mohegan Sun Wins Gold Award At 2017 NTA Distinguished Dozen Service Convention

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 1, 2017) – Yesterday, Mohegan Sun was recognized by NTA (National Tour Association) and NTA associated, Courier Magazine, with the Gold Award as part of the Distinguished Dozen at this year’s NTA Convention from America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis.

Graciously accepting the award on Mohegan Sun’s behalf was Bus Sales Manager, Stephen Olender. Olender works closely with Director of Bus Marketing, Dennis Clark, who in acknowledgement of the recognition, said, “It’s an incredible honor to have Mohegan Sun once again named as one of Courier’s Distinguished Dozen and with that, awarded a Gold Award for outstanding service. It’s a true testament to Stephen Olender’s hands-on approach as well as the rest of our great team here at Mohegan Sun, who strive to create the most welcoming, courteous and helpful atmosphere for guests that we can.”

The NTA’s Gold Award recognizes quality of product, level of customer service and dedication to relationship building.

About NTA:

NTA is the leading business association for professionals serving customers traveling to, from and within North America. NTA’s 700 buyer members are tour operators and travel planners who package travel product domestically and around the world. Their seller members — 500 destinations and 1,100 tour suppliers — represent more travel product and more business-to-business networking than any other travel industry association. NTA members have customers and product in the United States, Canada, Mexico and more than 40 other countries.

About Mohegan Sun:

Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a two tower, 1,600 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 80 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us ontwitter.com/mohegansun, Instagram @mohegansun, view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.