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Barrett-Jackson to Make Splash at SEMA With Numerous Scottsdale Auction Cars on Display

Numerous collector cars slated to be sold at the 39th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale are on display this week at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The vehicles include five muscle cars — a Richard Petty 2009 Dodge Challenger, a WD-40/SEMA Cares Chevrolet Camaro, the original 2010 Hurst Ford Mustang Pace Car, the 2009 Classic Design Concepts Dodge Challenger Group II concept and the “Pay It Forward” 1966 Ford Mustang — that will be auctioned for charity.

Barrett-Jackson’s SEMA display is located inside the General Motors booth (#23743) and features a pair of classic Chevrolet Corvette Convertibles that will cross the block in Scottsdale. The SEMA vehicles will be highlights of the 2010 Scottsdale auction, which will be held at WestWorld of Scottsdale from Jan. 18-24.

“Barrett-Jackson is well-represented at SEMA by some exceptional Scottsdale auction vehicles, including five muscle cars that will be sold for charity,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “For the first time ever, we’re sharing booth space this year with our good friends and sponsors at GM. They’ve been strong supporters of our automotive lifestyle events and we’re excited to help them deliver a memorable experience to the passionate SEMA crowd.”

The Richard Petty 2009 Dodge Challenger, featured inside the 3M booth (#11343), will be auctioned in Scottsdale to benefit the Petty Family Foundation and the charities it supports. The Hurst Performance booth (#22343) will be the location of the Hurst Mustang Pace Car. Proceeds from the powerful pony car will be donated to the Victory Junction Gang Camp. ChildHelp and Victory Junction Gang will benefit from the sale of the WD-40/SEMA Cares Camaro, which is on display in the Grand Lobby. CDC’s 2009 Dodge Challenger Group II concept, which will be sold in Scottsdale with a matching Charvel guitar to benefit NotMyKid, will be located in the CDC booth (#11215). The “Pay It Forward” Mustang, restored by the East Texas Mustang Club and located in the Scott Drake booth (#24295), will be sold for the East Texas Crisis Center at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale.

“Charity sales have long been a focus point at Barrett-Jackson,” added Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “With charitable donations down worldwide during the economic crunch, we’re working harder than ever to ensure that worthwhile organizations benefit from our events. Car collectors are some of the most generous people on the planet, and we can’t wait to raise big dollars for these cars in Scottsdale.”

Davis will also receive a surprise at SEMA when Sherwin-Williams unveils one of his personal collector cars complete with a new custom paint job on Wednesday at 11 a.m. PST. It will be his first glimpse of the car since handing it over for restoration earlier this year. Barrett-Jackson and Sherwin-Williams will follow the unveiling with a special announcement.

Additional highlights of the Barrett-Jackson SEMA experience include NASCAR autograph sessions from Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, David Ragan and Martin Truex Jr. “The King” Richard Petty will also sign autographs alongside the Petty Challenger inside the 3M booth on Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas and Orange County, Calif. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit or call (480) 421-6694.