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Barrett-Jackson’s 2017 Northeast Auction at the Mohegan Sun Casino Connects Consignees, Bidders and Fans

Uncasville, CONN. (June 27, 2017) – For the second year in a row Craig Jackson brought the Barrett-Jackson’s “Worlds Greatest Collector Car Auction” to the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Connecticut.  Just a short walk from the Thames River, the weekend would see the area infused with collector automobiles and their fans.

The 2017 Northeast auction was extended from the amount of days run in 2016.  An increase in younger bidders and more than 94 million in charitable funds raised, Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast collector car auction is growing roots in New England.

Craig Jackson stated “We’re extremely grateful to our sponsors, consignors and bidders for helping make this year’s Northeast Auction another banner event”  Craig went on to sat the he sees “Several thrilling trends emerged, including a surge in participation by younger guests. On Friday we experienced the sheer excitement when a pair of young teenagers sold a Bandit Trans Am (Lot #449). We also saw the demand for trucks grow, along with top-tier custom vehicles that had been professionally restored or modified.”

With a diverse variety of offerings, some of Barrett-Jackson’s 2017 Northeast sales included;

Barrett-Jackson’s 2017 Northeast auction at the Mohegan Sun Casino also broke world records with the sales of a ’53 Willys Wagon (Lot #319), a ’47 Indian Chief Motorcycle with Sidecar (Lot #352), a ’93 Land Rover Defender 110 (Lot #659) and a ’04 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom Pickup (Lot #714).

“Our Northeast Auction has evolved into an exciting automotive lifestyle event that’s unrivaled in the region,” said Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president. “We’re also the barometer for the collector car market and are the first to identify changes in the market. We intentionally design our dockets to capitalize on these emerging trends and create the best possible experience for our bidders.”

“Barrett-Jackson also passed the $94-million mark for total funds raised for charity with the sale of a “life-size” Hot Wheels® 2014 Transit Connect. The van was donated by Ford and sold for $50,000, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. A ’96 Ford Mustang built by the students at the Jordan Vocational High School hammered in at $65,000 on Friday, with all proceeds benefiting Jordan High School’s automotive program. The Mustang originally sold at the Palm Beach Auction and was donated back by the winning bidders, Jeanette and John Staluppi, to spur additional funds for the school.

Sales of automobilia items were also a favorite part of the auction among guests. Sales totaled more than $800,000, a 7-percent increase in sales over last year’s record-breaking auction. The top automobilia seller was Lot #7387, a mid-1950s Polly Oil restored service station fuel island with two original Bennett model #966 gas pumps, which sold for $24,725.

The 10thAnnual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction will be held Oct. 19-21, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. More information can be found online.”
East Haven, Connecticut’s Dave Kemenz captured the action at Barrett-Jackson’s 2017 Northeast auction at the Mohegan Sun Casino for Arizona Auto Scene.  Thanks Dave!
Scroll down to check out some of Dave’s shots from Barrett-Jackson’s 2017 Northeast Auction.

Photos courtesy of Dave Klemenz for Arizona Auto Scene.

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