Elin Hilderbrand Brings The Identicals To Mohegan Sun’s Winning Authors Event

WHAT: Join author Elin Hilderbrand when she brings her newest beach read, The Identicals, to Mohegan Sun in August during a Winning Authors event.

WHEN: Sunday, August 27th

2:00pm – Live Discussion

The Cabaret Theatre

3:00pm – Signing Event

The Shops at Mohegan Sun

IN DETAIL: New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand is at her “page-turning best” with her new release and she’s ready to share it with fans at Mohegan Sun during an exclusive Winning Authors event on Sunday, August 27th. Join Elin for a free live Q&A followed by an autograph signing of her new book The Identicals, a must-read for the summer season. This event is free, but RSVP is encouraged, either with or without a copy of The Identicals.

*Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

’66 Shelby GT350-H Fastback And ’70 Boss 429 Headline Impressive Mustang Docket At The Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction

  • A ’66 Shelby GT350-H Fastback (Lot #665.1) is one of 999 Shelby GT350s built in 1966 and one of only 59 built in Ivy Green
  • With only 10 test miles since its rotisserie restoration, a ’70 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #650) that received an MCA score of 994 out of 1,000
  • World Champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. will auction his one-of-one 2010 Ford Mustang RTR-C (Lot #658), which was built to launch the RTR brand

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 2, 2017) – An incredible lineup of classic and late-model Ford Mustangs are making their way to Barrett-Jackson’s 2nd Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, June 21-24, 2017. Among the hotly anticipated Mustangs coming to The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction® is an extremely rare Shelby GT350-H Fastback (Lot #665.1) that is one of 999 Shelby GT350s built in 1966 and a freshly restored ’70 Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #650).

“The Ford Mustang is an iconic American sports car with a rich racing heritage,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Carroll Shelby helped skyrocket the Mustang’s appeal in 1965 when he introduced the GT350. Today, the popularity of the Mustang continues to be fueled by great drivers like World Champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr., and we are excited to have him auction his custom RTR-C. Over the years Barrett-Jackson has sold some of the most high-profile Mustangs, and we look forward to continuing that tradition at Mohegan Sun.”

An extremely rare ’66 Shelby GT350-H Fastback (Lot #665.1) crossing the block at the Northeast Auction is one of only 59 finished in Ivy Green. Fully documented by the SAAC Registry, this Shelby Fastback was completely restored in 2010 and retains almost all of the original sheet metal and framed fiberglass hood. It features a long list of original and correct components, including Ford Carlite glass, Hertz wheels and the restored Cobra Tach. The original matching-numbers Hi-Po 289ci engine was completely rebuilt and documentation includes the SAAC registry book, binder with records, owner’s manuals and Hertz brochure.

With only 10 test miles since its rotisserie restoration, a Grabber Blue ’70 Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #650) features all-original panels and a 375-horsepower 429 Boss engine. It’s equipped with fiberglass belted tires, Drag Pack, convenience group and documentation that includes three copies of Ford Window Stickers and a Deluxe Marti Report.

World Champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. introduced a new generation of Mustangs to the world with the 2010 Ford Mustang RTR-C (Lot #658). Built as a halo car for the RTR brand, this Pony car is wrapped in a carbon-fiber exterior, which shed nearly 500 pounds from the factory version. It’s outfitted with Ford Racing’s supercharged 550-horsepower coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission. Riding on HRE CF40 carbon-fiber wheels, this one-of-one Mustang also features Ford Racing front and rear anti-roll bars, Autosport Dynamics rear control arms and TEIN in-car dampening adjustable coilovers.

“Backed by an impressive racing heritage, Mustang remains one of the most sought-after muscle cars on the market,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “They’re an excellent car for first-time buyers and seasoned collectors alike. Our Northeast docket will give enthusiasts at every level a chance to own their own piece of American automotive history.”

Mustangs from the ’60s in this year’s premier automotive lifestyle event at Mohegan Sun include a ’67 Custom Fastback (Lot #667). It features a rare Ford 427 FE side-oiler big-block engine connected to a C6 racing transmission and is loaded with high-performance components, including a MagnaFlow exhaust, sway bars and American Racing Shelby Cobra 18-inch rims with Nitto tires. Another ’67 Custom Fastback (Lot #747) started as a coupe and was finished in Pepper Grey Metallic. It comes equipped with unique Shelby badging, GT500 body and rocker striping, 17-inch Shelby-style alloy wheels and a Shelby-style wood steering wheel.

A ’68 Custom Mustang Fastback (Lot #718) started as an original S-Code 390 GT big-block Fastback and was finished in an “Eleanor” body kit. It is a zero-mile restoration muscle car and is powered by a professionally rebuilt 390ci V8 with GT heads, GT exhaust manifolds and GT intake.

The 2017 Northeast Auction Docket is available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle for the 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction or for information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid.

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 Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

For high-resolution photos, please contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.com.

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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 90 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.

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Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band Announce 2017 Runaway Train Tour

Performing for their last time at Mohegan Sun on September 16th

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 1, 2017) – Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band have announced plans for their 2017 Runaway Train Tour.  This will be the last time fans in the Northeast will have the chance to see them live at Mohegan Sun Arena.  The show will take place on Saturday, September 16th at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $105.00 and $85.00 and go on sale Friday, June 9th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, June 10th, subject to availability.

Just this week Seger’s Greatest Hits album was certified diamond by the RIAA for achieving 10 million units sold in the U.S.  In 2015, Seger was honored with Billboard’s “Legend of Live” award at the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards for his significant and lasting impact on the touring industry.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.