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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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Drive Your Dream Car At Exotic Driving Events In August At Mohegan Sun

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Lamborghinis, Ferraris and more are featured for car enthusiasts at Mohegan Sun’s Turtle Lot

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 27, 2016) –  If your bucket list includes test driving world class performance cars with over 550 horsepower and priced well into six figures, Exotic Driving Events at Mohegan Sun can help fulfill such dreams. Car aficionados can experience the likes of the Ferrari 458 Italia or Nissan GT-R this August as part of Exotic Driving Events. Registration is open for the below dates:

  • Saturday, August 13th
  • Sunday, August 14th
  • Saturday, August 27th
  • Sunday, August 28th

Each event day is from 9:00am – 4:00pm and to learn more about pricing and registration, visit Exotic Driving or call 1.888.314.6965

Exotic Driving Events is the leader in exotic car driving experiences in New England since 2012. Exotic Driving Events now travels to more than 15 cities in the USA. They pride their success on their ever-changing fleet each year acquiring new state-of-the-art cars, to fulfill every driver, adrenaline junkie and car enthusiast’s dream. The growing selection currently includes two Ferrari 458 Italias, a Lamborghini Performante LP 550 and a Nissan GT-R. These driving events give thrill-seekers an adrenaline-boosting time behind the wheel, maneuvering through a professionally designed autocross course like a bank heist movie scene while being coached by one of our drivers.

*Shuttle service will be provided to and from Turtle Lot, picking up at the hotel group check-in bus lobby.

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 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 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.

Craig Jackson’s Inaugural Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction Brings Top Cars, Greg Olsen And Other Celebrities To A Sold-Out Arena

Sunday, June 26th, 2016
  • Celebrities, exhibitions and wide range of exotic, muscle and custom cars attract record 90,000 people to lifestyle event
  • First time in Barrett-Jackson history for “double sell out” with daytime Friday and Saturday tickets sold out within a few hours of opening on Thursday
  • Barrett-Jackson sets attendance record for any event at Mohegan Sun, creating huge economic impact
  • More than 1,700 registered bidders vied for over $26 million dollars in collectible vehicles and automobilia

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 26, 2016) – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, created the ultimate high octane experience at its inaugural Northeast Auion on June 23-25, 2016, attracting high profile celebrities, captains of industry and sports stars among the record-setting 90,000 people who bought over $26 million in cars and automobilia at world-class entertainment destination Mohegan Sun. In a first for the 45-year-old company, Barrett-Jackson sold out of its weekend tickets within hours of opening on Thursday.

Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, comments, “Only at Barrett-Jackson can someone rub shoulders with celebs – including Carolina Panthers All-Pro tight end Greg Olsen, former NBA star Dan Gadzuric, Chef Buddy Valastro of “Cake Boss” fame, “Fast N’ Loud” host Richard Rawlings, Wayne Carini of “Chasing Classic Cars,” and actor and martial artist Chuck Zito – while bidding on some of the most collectible cars in the world. The anticipation for our event meant every seat in the arena was filled and we set many records over the weekend including the largest attendance for any event in Mohegan Sun’s history.”

From the spectacular and star-studded Opening Night Gala to the closing bid, the weekend was full of memorable moments, such as when “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro presented Craig Jackson with a custom replica cake inspired by his mother’s 1934 Cadillac coupe, which Jackson had purchased at the Scottsdale auction earlier this year (Valastro’s eleventh Carlo’s Bakery is located in Mohegan Sun). Additionally, as at every Barrett-Jackson event, charity was an important part of the weekend: more than $605,000 was raised for a variety of worthy causes through the sale of six charity cars. Carolina Panther Greg Olsen stepped up to the block to sell a 1969 Chevy Camaro for $100,000 to benefit his charity The HEARTest Yard, and the Zac Brown Band sold a custom 2015 Jeep Wrangler to raise $120,000 for Camp Southern Ground.

Barrett-Jackson’s vision to bring a collector car event to the Northeast region was realized with near unparalleled success for a first-time auction. The total number of bidders (over 1,700) surpassed initial projections, with a record-number registering for bidder credentials on-site. Auto enthusiasts and families traveled from across the U.S. and Canada to enjoy the event, which included special exhibits, vendors and activities such as Ford and Chevy Ride ’N Drives and Dodge Thrill Rides all three days. Ticket sales for Friday and Saturday sold out within a few hours of the Thursday opening, with Barrett-Jackson adding additional seating and auction personnel to accommodate the unprecedented crowd, even offering Twilight tickets available for purchase after 5pm.

“The inaugural Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun had the entire region energized,” says Ray Pineault, President & GM at Mohegan Sun. “We had more guests to our beautiful resort and casino in a 3-day span than ever before. We appreciate the tremendous dedication, effort and hard work of both our Mohegan Sun team members as well as the Barrett-Jackson team. It was an incredible weekend at Mohegan Sun and we’re truly thrilled about the partnership going forward.”

Barrett-Jackson will next light up the Las Vegas strip during its 9th Annual Las Vegas Auction from Oct. 13-15, 2016. For more information on consigning your vehicle and becoming a bidder, follow the link to www.Barrett-Jackson.com.

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; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners, Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature live television coverage in 2016, 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

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, 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 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 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 view us on YouTube.