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Gene Simmons, Billy Baldwin Team Up With Craig Jackson's Barrett-Jackson To Make Charitable Auction History

2014 Continues Decades of Philanthropic Support, Help for Those in Need

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Barrett-JacksonThe World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, has a big heart since holding its first auction in 1971.  Barrett-Jackson has worked to provide a platform for consignors and charitable causes to align and raise funds.  In January at the company's 43rd Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 12-19, held at the all-new facility at Westworld of Scottsdale, that tradition continues with many unique offerings set to cross the block.

At the opening gala, January 13th, Billy Baldwin will host a special bid opportunity for an ultimate 2015 Super Bowl package with all proceeds benefiting his charity, the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. That same evening, a 1987 Oldsmobile Firenza Warren, Johnson's NHRA Pro Stock Race car, will be auctioned with all proceeds benefiting the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. Gene Simmons will also participate on Friday January 17th by auctioning off a 1956 Ford F-100 Custom Shelby truck with all proceeds benefitting The Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan Foundation.

"Barrett-Jackson has a strong legacy of working with individuals and the causes and organizations that they choose to support. Through our auction platform and waived fees, 100% of the funds bid in a charitable auction flow directly to the cause, maximizing the benefit," said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "Those benefits, over our history, amount to more than $60 million raised for charitable causes. It is one of the most fulfilling aspects of the work we do."

Barrett-Jackson works with both philanthropic and charitable organizations, as well as their friends, who come forward with a vehicle or package to consign. Barrett-Jackson utilizes its marketing expertise to create awareness and to package the lot into the auction before proceeding to the block. Barrett-Jackson waives its fees and allows the cause to achieve a huge, cost-free, cash influx.

Other charitable organizations that will benefit from Barrett-Jackson's fundraising in Scottsdale in January include Make-A-Wish, Phoenix Children's Hospital, TGEN Foundation, SEMA Cares, Childhelp and Victory Junction, Cox Charities, The NASCAR Foundation, Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, Ikan, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Cornerstone Schools.

"I personally have taken a huge interest in Lot #3008 and 3008.1, which includes a restored Cessna '59 L-19 Bird Dog liaison plane and '59 Dodge M37 Utility vehicle. To me, the opportunity to simultaneously help The Armed Forces Foundation and own a significant piece of U.S. military history is unprecedented," said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. "The team here at Barrett-Jackson gets a special lift out of the impact our auctions have on charities across the country and how we have been able to help so many causes from children to veterans to life-threatening conditions. It makes each auction special."

For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.  To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com/scottsdale/tickets/.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson, the world's leading collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Reno Tahoe, Nev. and Las Vegas, Nev., where hundreds of the world's most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. With an unprecedented expert staff, including Craig Jackson, Steve Davis and Gary Bennett who have over 130 years of combined experience in the automotive field, Barrett-Jackson offers the most diverse and desirable inventory accompanied with trustworthy and transparent customer service. More information about Barrett-Jackson, including details on expanded television coverage on the FOX family of networks which includes the National Geographic channel, can be found at www.barrett-jackson.com, or by calling (480) 421-6694. 'Like' us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Barrett_Jackson

Each description contained herein is provided by the consignor for the purpose of describing the item offered for sale. The accuracy of a description is the responsibility of the consignor and Barrett-Jackson is not responsible for any errors contained in a description or for the failure of a consignor to produce any item for sale. Please conduct your own inspection before making a purchase and refer to the Barrett- Jackson website for complete terms and conditions of sale.

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