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Barrett-Jackson Raises $605,000 for Charity with Help From Aaron Shelby & Greg Olsen

June 30, 2016
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Barrett-Jackson helped raise $605,000 for charities that support U.S. veterans and their families, youth programs and medical research during its Northeast Auction, June 23-25, 2016, at Mohegan Sun. To date, Barrett-Jackson has helped raise over $90 million for charity.

Highlights

  • Barrett-Jackson raised $605,000 for charity during the inaugural Northeast Auction
  • The 2016 Shelby GT-H Mustang concept/prototype (Lot #3003) sold for $150,000 and was driven onto the block by Aaron Shelby, grandson of the late Carroll Shelby
  • All-Pro tight end Greg Olsen, was on stage to help sell his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible (Lot #3000) for $100,000

“We love being a part of the kind of change that is both real and lasting for deserving people across the country,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We consigned six vehicles that raised $605,000 with 100 percent of the sale of those vehicles benefiting charity. It was especially satisfying to have these cars cross the block in front of a sold out arena of fans who shared our enthusiasm for great cars and helping those in need.”

Aaron Shelby, grandson of the late Carroll Shelby and longtime fan and supporter of Barrett-Jackson, drove the 2016 Shelby GT-H Mustang concept/prototype (Lot #3003) onto the block. The 50th Anniversary Edition vehicle raised $150,000 with proceeds benefiting the Carroll Shelby Foundation.

“My grandfather consigned numerous vehicles at Barrett-Jackson to support a cause he dearly loved – supporting deserving youth in need of a heart transplant,” said Aaron Shelby, co-president of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “I’m grateful to be able to carry on that relationship with Barrett-Jackson through the sale of the 2016 Shelby GT-H concept/prototype vehicle.”

All-Pro tight end Greg Olsen joined the Barrett-Jackson team on the block on Thursday to help sell his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Convertible (Lot #3000). One hundred percent of the $100,000 hammer price benefited Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation benefiting The HEARTest Yard. On Saturday, country music artist Zac Brown and his wife Shelly auctioned a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Custom SUV (Lot #3005) for $120,000 with 100 percent of hammer price benefiting Camp Southern Ground in Georgia.

Other vehicles that crossed the block to support specific charities included:

  • 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Custom Motorcycle (Lot #3001) will benefit Wounded Warrior Project.- $40,000
  • 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (Lot #3002) benefited Wounded Warriors Family Support – $80,000
  • 1966 Ford F-100 Custom Pickup (Lot #3004) benefited The Hometown Foundation- $115,000

“The generosity of the collector car community is incomparable,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s one of our greatest privileges to work with sponsors, celebrities and individual consignors who know about the needs of others and come to us in an effort to provide meaningful help.”

For full results of the event, follow the link to Barrett-Jackson.com.

Photo of Aaron Shelby (left), grandson of the late Carroll Shelby, and Jonathan Lamas (right), Editor of About Mustangs.

Jonathan Lamas has a passion for the Ford Mustang that spans more than 30 years. In addition to his work as an automotive journalist, Jonathan has spent quality seat time in countless Mustangs as both an owner and an enthusiast. He's also a member of the Mustang Club of American. He's owned more than a dozen Mustangs over the years, and is the proud owner of a 2008 Bullitt Mustang.

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