Barrett Jackson OC Rakes in over $14 Million

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ. – June 26, 2012 – Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today that its third Annual Orange County, Calif. auction, held June 22-24 at the OC Fair & Event Center, generatedmore than $14million in sales of Classics, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Resto-Mods, Exotics and Contemporary Collectibles in front of a crowd of over 54,000.
The three-day event, which featured more than400 vehicles, was also enjoyed by millions across the country on SPEED, with 16 hours of live coverage. Sales figures exceeded last year’s numbers, further bolstering this year’s trend of economic improvement and growing popularity for the Southern California lifestyle event.

The third AnnualOrange County Auction also brought in a large number of new bidders with 66 percent having registered to bid at the event for the first time. Additionally, Barrett-Jackson saw some fantastic individual sales, including the following vehicles:

• Lot # 1003 2013 SRT Viper Two Door Coupe - $300,000 (Sale benefitted the Austin HatcherFoundation for PediatricCancer)
• Lot #366 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 - $253,000
• Lot #1001 1965 Ford Ranchero Custom Pickup - $200,000 (Sale benefitted the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital)
• Lot #1004 2012 LotusEvora S Two Door Coupe - $200,000 (Sale benefitted the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer ResearchFund)
• Lot #370 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible - $154,000

“Southern California is without a doubt the car culture capital of the U.S.,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson. “The quality and variety of the vehicles we see here is astounding and the success we had here this year and every year is a testament to the large number of people who live and breathe the collector car lifestyle in this region. We’re proud to be a part of it.”

Barrett-Jackson continued to spotlight and support a wide cross-section of local and national charities at the Orange County event. Over $1.1million was raised for eight charity vehicles that crossed the auction block. Barrett-Jackson not only waives all fees and commissions on these charity offerings, but also promotes the charitable vehicles leading up to the auction to help create interest and awareness for the respective charities.

“Orange County definitely is one of the best places to meet like-minded enthusiasts and collectors,” said Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis. “It doesn’t matter what walk of life you come from—the shared passion and interest for all things automotive is so overwhelmingly prevalent that you will always be among friends here.”

Barrett-Jackson is currently accepting consignment requests for the fifth annual Las Vegas Auction scheduled Sept. 20-22, 2012. For more information, visit www.barrett-jackson.com.

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