Barrett-Jackson to bring World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®
to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut
- Event expected to attract enthusiasts from around the globe
Event to include the collector car auction, automobilia auction, Ride
’N Drives, exhibitors and more
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Executives with Barrett-Jackson
have announced that they will bring the World’s Greatest Collector Car
Auction® to the Northeastern United States at Mohegan
Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, June 23-25, 2016. Mohegan Sun, one
of the most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping
destinations in North America, will host the three-day collector car
auction and lifestyle event for visitors from around the world. Coverage
of the inaugural Northeast Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson will be
broadcast live on the Velocity and Discovery television networks.
“As Barrett-Jackson has evolved into a global icon of the collector car
hobby, our millions of fans across the world have asked for an event in
the Northeast,” said Craig
Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “They want the kind of
experience that only Barrett-Jackson can deliver at a destination
similar to what we offer in Las
Vegas. Mohegan Sun is the perfect place to satisfy that demand.”
The inaugural 2016 Northeast Auction marks the first time that
Barrett-Jackson has held an event in the Northeastern United States.
Coupled with the 14th Annual Palm Beach Auction in April, it will also
be the first time Barrett-Jackson has held two collector car auctions on
the East Coast in the same calendar year. Over its 45-year history,
Barrett-Jackson has consistently provided a world-class automotive
lifestyle experience for its bidders, consignors, sponsors and fans.
This move to the Northeast, together with the 2015 move to Discovery and
Velocity, has shown Barrett-Jackson’s commitment to continuing to be a
global leader in the collector car community.
Mohegan Sun is situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic
southeastern Connecticut, and is home to three unique casinos, a
34-story, 1,200-room luxury hotel and a world-class spa. It has a golf
course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars, as well as three
award-winning entertainment venues, including a 10,000-seat arena.
“We could not be more excited to be hosting the first-ever
Barrett-Jackson auction in New England,” said Bobby Soper, president of
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. “During the inaugural event this June,
our property in Connecticut will transform into a car enthusiast’s
wonderland with elements of the auction highlighted throughout
our 4.5 million square foot property.”
The auction block will be inside Mohegan
Sun Arena, ranked among the top venues in the world according to Billboard
Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It won Casino of the
Year at the Country Music Awards three times and was voted Arena of the
Year at the G2E Global Gaming Conference. Mohegan Sun Arena was ranked
among the top 10 arenas in the nation, regardless of size.
“Bidders, consignors, sponsors and fans have encouraged us to host a
Barrett-Jackson event in the Northeast for quite some time,” said Steve
Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Many of our customers from the
East Coast and Canada have visited Mohegan Sun and rave about the venue.”
The event is expected to include elements from the famous original Scottsdale
auction, such as the Opening Night Gala, Ride ’N Drives & Thrill Rides
with Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge, as well as a huge marketplace of vendors
“An event in the Northeast allows us to cover the four corners of the
country and also more easily cater to global clients,” said Jackson. “We
expect this event will rival our Las Vegas auction for total number of
cars consigned, bidders, visitors, TV viewers and exhibitors.”
For more information, 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; Uncasville, Connecticut, at Mohegan Sun; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson
featured nearly 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,
or call 480-421-6694. Contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.com
for high-resolution photos.
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
888-226-7711 or visiting www.mohegansun.com.
Senior Media Relations Supervisor
TimePiece PR & Marketing on behalf of Barrett-Jackson