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Barrett-Jackson, Shell and Pennzoil will host goldRush Rally on Super Saturday at 2018 Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
  • The 10th annual goldRush Rally kicks off June 22nd in Boston
  • First stop at Mohegan Sun on June 23rd will be rally’s first-ever at an auction
  • The spectacular cars will be on display in the parking lot of Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 31, 2018) – A historic Super Saturday is heading to Barrett-Jackson’s 3rd Annual Northeast Auction as the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® has teamed up with Shell and Pennzoil to host goldRush Rally during the final day of the auction, June 23, 2018, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. It will be the rally’s first stop during its 10-year anniversary event and the first time in goldRush’s history the rally has stopped at an auction during their epic drives.

“Like Barrett-Jackson, goldRush embodies the best of the automotive lifestyle culture, and we are thrilled they have chosen to make a stop at our Northeast Auction during their 10-year anniversary event,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “They represent an incredible group of our country’s passionate auto enthusiasts who own some of the most spectacular supercars on the planet. It is a truly unique and special opportunity that adds an exciting new element to our automotive lifestyle event on Super Saturday. We are proud to partner with Shell and Pennzoil in hosting this incredible group at Mohegan Sun.”

For the last decade, goldRush Rally has welcomed distinguished guests, VIP celebrities and automotive influencers to the #1 luxury rally in the country. Participants drive through high-profile cities and scenic back roads with unforgettable moments witnessed by dedicated fans and paparazzi alike. Some of those moments have included shutting down famous landmarks along the way, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Las Vegas Boulevard. This momentous occasion will be nothing less than exceptional with a groundbreaking lineup of cars, people and places.

We are excited to collaborate with our sponsor Barrett-Jackson on our 10-year anniversary adventure,” said Ramin Arami, Founder/Managing Partner of goldRush Rally. “To be the best you need to surround yourself with only the best, and we couldn’t have picked a better partner.”

The event kicks off in Boston on June 22nd and will stop in 10 cities over 10 days – including Pittsburgh, Dallas and Barrett-Jackson’s hometown, Scottsdale – before finishing the rally in Las Vegas on July 1st. During the stop in Connecticut on June 23rd – on its way to New York – the cars will be staged in the parking lot at Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar for fans to see while rally participants visit the auction inside Mohegan Sun.

In addition, goldRush Rally will show support for the Driven Hearts campaign, Barrett-Jackson’s yearlong charity initiative supporting the American Heart Association. Participants will be using #DrivenHearts during their event and many of the cars will feature a #DrivenHearts decal. Fans will also be able to engage with the rally on social media platforms, including the Facebook pages Barrett-Jackson and goldRush. Full details and up-to-date information on the rally is available at goldRushRally.com

Barrett-Jackson’s 2018 Northeast Auction is June 20-23, 2018 and will be the first event inside Mohegan Sun’s new 125,000-square-foot Expo Center. The preview docket is now available; for information on becoming a bidder, go to Barrett-Jackson.com/bid. To submit an application to consign at the 2018 Northeast Auction, click here. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 Northeast Auction.

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 and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. 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 features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 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.

About Mohegan Sun:

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, 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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Media Contact:

Corporate Communications

Robert Desimone, Barrett-Jackson Public Relations Specialist

480-306-8209 | Rdesimone@Barrett-Jackson.com

Automotive Media:

Aaron Cook, TimePiece PR & Marketing on behalf of Barrett-Jackson

214-520-3430 | ACook@TPRM.com

Calling All Crowds: Mohegan Sun Officially Opens The New Earth Expo & Convention Center

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Connecticut’s Premier Resort Destination Introduces the Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun and Prepares for the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction Coming up in June

Uncasville, CT. (May 30, 2018)Mohegan Sun celebrated today the grand opening of the Earth Expo & Convention Center, the property’s $80 million-dollar expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony held on Wednesday, May 30th. The state-of-the-art Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun is already making a name for itself as it makes Mohegan Sun home to one of the largest and most attractive exposition sites in the Northeast, with over 275,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. It is located next to the property’s Winter Parking Garage, adjacent to the Earth Tower guest rooms. The first major event held in Mohegan Sun’s Expo & Convention Center will be the third annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction of collector cars from June 20th-23rd, 2018.

“We are honored to have you all with us and are excited to be here today to celebrate the grand opening of the new Earth Expo & Convention Center. While we have hosted many openings in our 22-year history, today’s is equally, if not more important, as it symbolizes our commitment and dedication to our flagship property, our employees, Southeastern Connecticut and the state as a whole. –Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin Brown “Red Eagle.”

Featuring 15 meeting rooms including an Executive Boardroom and world-class service, technology and amenities, the Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun provides the perfect venue for corporate and association trade shows. The full expansion accounts for 250,000 total square-feet, which includes the 125,000 square foot column free Earth Expo Center and 20,000 square foot Earth Ballroom, both of which feature ample pre-function space right outside their doors.

Starting with Barrett-Jackson on June 20th-23rd, 2018, the Earth Expo & Convention Center has established future long-term partnerships with United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI), the National Association of Postal Supervisors and the Connecticut Marine Trades Association, with plans to expand to more consumer geared shows and niche industry events.

Now boasting as the Northeast’s premiere destination for exposition and meeting facilities, the Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun offers a convenient location between New York City and Boston, with efficient, hassle-free accessibility from anywhere within New England and surrounding metropolitan cities. Easily reachable by toll-free interstate driving, the Earth Expo & Convention Center is just over an hour from both T.F. Green and Bradley airports with transportation by Mohegan Sun’s shuttle service and only 20 minutes from the New London Amtrak station by way of car service, taxi or Uber.

“The Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun delivers our promise to provide guests with exceptional service, immersive entertainment and flawless event execution from start to finish,” added Ray Pineault, President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun. “From gaming and concerts to corporate meetings and massive trade shows, our priority is to enhance guest experiences and add value with every visit, creating a lifetime of memories while solidifying customer retention for years to come.”

Earth Expo at Mohegan Sun is a column-free structure offering flexible programming within a long stretching space that also features natural light. The floor-to-ceiling windows and doors lead visitors to an outdoor patio which provides added gathering space in warm weather. Interior finishes on the Earth Expo & Convention Center offer a nod to the Mohegan 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. In addition to being nearby Mohegan Sun’s hotel towers, Earth Expo & Convention Center is a short distance from Mohegan Sun’s Sky Convention Center, which is home to the 38,000 square-foot Uncas Ballroom.

Additional highlights of the new Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun include:

  • 20,000 square-foot Ballroom, divisible into two and featuring over 3,000 square feet of pre-function space
  • Free parking, eight bay loading dock from an open parking field and additional drive in access from two, grade-level drive-in doors
  • 15 meeting rooms total, ranging from 360 square-feet to 675 square feet
  • A 1,263 square-foot Executive Boardroom with 230 square feet of pre-function space and a private outdoor terrace
  • 3,500 square feet of outdoor space including a large wrap-around terrace
  • A 5,360 square foot kitchen
  • State-of-the-art technology with cutting edge audio & visual capabilities, digital and free wi-fi

As part of the opening of the Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun, prospective clients can visit MoheganSun.com/Meetings for more information on the expo and meeting facilities and exceptional resort surroundings. In addition to details on new Earth Expo & Convention Center and the existing Sky Convention Center & Meeting Spaces, the renewed online convention sales website features fact sheets, property videos and floor plans, testimonials and awards, an overview of the resort and convenient travel recommendations.

“Our striking new Earth Expo & Convention Center cements Mohegan Sun as New England’s premier destination for conventions, meetings and corporate events, and further solidifies ourselves as the leading, most all-encompassing resort in the region,” said John Washko, Vice President of Exposition and Convention Sales at Mohegan Sun, “The large size and scope of the new exposition center expands Mohegan Sun’s trade show offerings with increased capacity for guests and with that, we look forward to welcoming thousands of guests during the four-day Barrett-Jackson car auction this month.”

Experiences Beyond the Earth Expo & Convention Center

For conferences and events of epic proportions, Mohegan Sun is also home to the Sky Convention Center featuring a 38,000 square-foot Uncas Ballroom, 14,000 square feet of pre-function space and 30 flexible and strikingly-designed individual meeting rooms, accommodating up to 5,300 people. The convention space includes an impressive Executive Boardroom, which offers 10-foot-ceilings, drop-down LCD projectors and screens with high-speed Internet access and individual lighting controls – perfect for satisfying the meeting needs on virtually any scale.

In total, Mohegan Sun’s meetings & conventions space now encompasses Earth Expo, two ballrooms and 45 meeting & breakout rooms, all accounting for 275,000 square-feet.

In addition to featuring the premier convention destination in the Northeast, Mohegan Sun’s commitment to continuously provide new and exciting offerings that exceed guests’ expectations has translated into 1,600 hotel rooms in the Sky and Earth Towers, 45 diverse culinary options, more than 35 retail shops, three night clubs, two Mandara Spa locations, the award-winning 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena, a 400-seat Cabaret Theater, the 350-seat Wolf Den music venue, the 260-seat COMIX Comedy Club, a 18-hole championship Mohegan Sun Golf Club, and of course, world-class gaming with three casinos under one roof. To learn more and plan a visit to Mohegan Sun, visit MoheganSun.com or follow the brand on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction Kicks Off June 20th In The New Mohegan Sun Expo Center

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

UNCASVILLE, CT. – May 10, 2018 – Building off a record-breaking 2018 Palm Beach Auction, Barrett-Jackson is returning to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut for its 3rd Annual Northeast Auction, June 20th-23rd, 2018. In addition to the collector car and automobilia auctions, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® will bring a host of automotive lifestyle activities as part of the first event in Mohegan Sun’s newly built 125,000 square-foot Expo Center.

“We can’t thank the collector car community enough for the incredible memories we’ve shared at our first two auctions in 2018,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Fortunately, we are only just beginning. Mohegan Sun is a spectacular venue and we are thrilled to be the first event at their brand-new Expo Center. They added a second tower with 400 rooms leading into last year’s auction and their continued growth sets a tremendous stage for our 3rd Annual Northeast Auction. Even more important, highlighting the event will be the continuation of our yearlong Driven Hearts charity campaign that has already helped raise over $530,000 in 2018 for the American Heart Association, thanks to the incredible generosity and support of the collector car community.”

The week kicks off on Wednesday, June 20th with Family Value Day – a preview day for consignors, bidders and fans to experience all the automotive lifestyle activities in addition to looking at all the auction vehicles and automobilia items before they begin crossing the block on Thursday. In addition, the Motor Trend Live Stage will stream live coverage during the auction, with expert analysis on vehicles moments after they cross the auction block. Live television coverage of the event will be on Velocity and Discovery Channel; full television details have yet to be announced. A full schedule with exact times is available at Barrett-Jackson.com.

Wednesday, June 20 – Family Value Day Thursday, June 21 – Saturday, June 23
8:00 AM – Gates Open – Automotive
Lifestyle Exhibitors, Activities and Car Displays
8:00 AM – Gates Open – Automotive Lifestyle Exhibitors, Activities and Car Displays
7:30 PM – Invitation-Only Opening Night Gala 9:00 AM – Ford Ride ’N Drives, Chevrolet Hot Laps and Dodge Thrill Rides
10:00 AM – Automobilia Auction
11:00 AM – Behind the Hobby Collector Car Symposiums
1:00 PM – Collector Car Auction

“The energy and excitement we experienced at Palm Beach was incredible and we believe that will continue at Mohegan Sun,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The collector car community is vast throughout the eastern region of the United States and we will once again offer a wonderful mix of cars that provides a little bit of everything for everyone. We’ve had a great first two years in Connecticut and are excited to continue this new summer tradition with our 3rd annual event out in the beautiful Northeast.”

The driving theme for Barrett-Jackson in 2018 is the company’s first yearlong charity initiative, Driven Hearts. Designed to help raise awareness and money for the American Heart Association, Barrett-Jackson helped raise more than $350,000 at the 2018 Scottsdale Auction, followed by an additional $180,000 in Palm Beach, bringing the total to over $530,000 to date. The third of four commemorative license plates will be unveiled leading up to the Northeast Auction and will be on all auction cars, as well as available for purchase at the auction and online at ShopBarrettJackson.com, with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association. Fans continue to have the opportunity to engage with the campaign on social media using #DrivenHearts, and Barrett-Jackson will auction a 35th Anniversary Corvette donated by Charmaigne and Darrell Pullen (story), with 100 percent of the hammer price benefiting the American Heart Association. More information on the campaign can be found at DrivenHearts.org.

For information on becoming a bidder for the 2018 Northeast Auction, go to www.Barrett-Jackson.com/bid. To submit an application to consign at the 2018 Northeast Auction, click here. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 Northeast Auction.

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 and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. 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 features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 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.

About Mohegan Sun:

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, 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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