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Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 2nd Annual Orange County Auction June 24-26

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has announced 2nd Annual Orange County Auction will return with unparalleled excitement and energy to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California, June 24-26. Continuing its year-long 40th anniversary, the three-day automotive lifestyle event will feature one of the most diverse selections of customs, classics, Hot Rods, Resto-Mods and original collector cars available for purchase at a Barrett-Jackson auction.

In just one year’s time, Barrett Jackson has grown its presence in Orange County from the inaugural auction building an exciting new footprint at the OC Fair & Event Center. To accommodate Barrett-Jackson’s growing numbers of attendees and showcased automobiles, the team will bring out a portion of the renowned Scottsdale Auction Tent measuring nearly two football fields in length.

Early consignment highlights for the 2011 Orange County event include a 1973 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Berlinetta. The USA Production 1973 Ferrari Daytona 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta was Maranello’s answer to Lamborghini’s Miura and Maserati’s Ghibli. It features a 4.4 liter, 4-cam, 352 basic hp, 173 mph screamer and has all the books, records and warranty cards in the original wrappers. The car has also won numerous prestigious awards across the country.

Additional consignment highlights include 30 vehicles from renowned car collector and successful entrepreneur David “Dave” Parker. A sample of Parker’s collection includes:

Lot #341.2: 2002 PORSCHE CARRERA 911 – 23,000 original miles and professionally customized with a Gemballa carbon fiber interior, custom stereo system, lowered, full spoiler kit, Lambo doors, 3-piece rims, Porsche hardtop and K40 radar.
Lot #344.5: 1968 SHELBY GT-350 MUSTANG – A rare documented Hertz Company purchased Shelby that was not a rental, complete with a factory 302cid V8, 4-speed manual transmission. The car is beautifully restored with plenty of pictures and documentation of the restoration.
Lot #345.2: 1957 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE – One of the cleanest frame-off restorations you will find, this restoration has received multiple AACA awards.
“Southern California is the epicenter of American car culture, and Orange County is home to some of the most passionate and knowledgeable auto enthusiasts and collectors in the country,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson. “During the Orange County auction, we will offer a diverse collection of automobiles that will cross the block and will provide various activities the whole family will enjoy.”

SPEED will broadcast 16 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. PST and Sunday, June 26 from 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST.

The 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Orange County event will also provide a fun and inviting atmosphere for audiences of all ages, offering a variety of activities such as Ride ‘N Drives presented by Ford and GM, Ford Drifting, product demonstrations from exhibitors and sponsors and much more. Barrett-Jackson will also host festivities and events that will lead up to this world-class event:

Barrett-Jackson Orange County Road Rally – June 18, 2011
Beginning noon at the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and finishing at the OC Fair & Event Center, the Road Rally will feature an array of collectable automobiles owned by local car enthusiasts. To register, contact Danica Solesbee at Barrett-Jackson at [email protected].
Barrett-Jackson Orange County Cruise-In – June 19, 2011
Taking place at Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, all Orange County-area automotive enthusiasts are invited to bring their cars (or just their cameras) to the Cruise-In. To pre-register, contact D.J. Martin at (714) 546-1200 .
Barrett-Jackson Orange County Opening Night Gala – June 23, 2011
Held at the OC Fair & Event Center, the Opening Night Gala will begin at 7:00 p.m. and offer an exciting evening of live entertainment, food, cocktails, a fashion show and cars. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at
Honoring its past and looking to the future, Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. LLC will offer the option for both Reserve and No Reserve consignment applications at the Orange County event.

“Throughout Barrett-Jackson’s history, we have always remained committed to having an open dialogue with our customers about their wants and needs,” said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “In the course of this dialogue, we have heard from some of our customers that they are committed to the Barrett-Jackson auction model and the Barrett-Jackson No Reserve format that offers a fair platform for buying and selling collector cars to the largest pool of qualified bidders anywhere in the world. On the other hand, we heard from others who would like to participate in a Barrett-Jackson auction but have cars they aren’t comfortable selling at No Reserve.”

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