Ten charity vehicles brought in $6.21 million dollars for non-profits at the 47th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction last weekend.
Former President George W. Bush, Chad McQueen, Jay Leno Attend
Former U.S. President George W. Bush, Chad McQueen and Jay Leno were among those on hand for the event. President Bush joined Chevrolet on the block for the sale of a 2018 Corvette Carbon Fiber 65 Edition. Both President Bush and Leno autographed the ‘Vette which sold for $1.4 million. All proceeds benefited the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Military Service Initiative.
Chad McQueen, the son of Steve McQueen, took the stage on Friday as the first limited-edition 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt brought $300,00 for Boys Republic.
Top charity vehicles also included the first current-generation Ford GT, donated for charity since the car was introduced, bringing in $2.55 million to push the company to nearly $102 million since 1971.
- 2017 Ford GT– $2.55 million –Donated by Ron Pratte to benefit The Autism Society of North Carolina’s Ignite Program and the Autism Alliance of Michigan
- 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition– $1,400,000 – Donated by to benefit The George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Military Service Initiative
- 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1– $925,000 benefiting Building for America’s Bravest Through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
- 1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition– $350,000 benefiting the American Heart Association
- 2015 Pioneer Cedar One Custom Roadster– $350,000 benefiting the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation, The Royal Canadian Legion and Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation
- 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt– $300,000 to benefit Boys Republic
- 2017 Ford F-250 Pickup– $115,000 benefiting ChildHelp through the SEMA Cares Foundation
- 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Aero Custom Coupe “Project Prestone”– $100,000 benefiting TGen Foundation
- 2018 Bennington 23SSBXP Pontoon Boat– $100,000 benefiting the Mayshad Foundation
- 1996 Ford Mustang-$20,000 – benefiting Jordan Vocational High School
“I’m incredibly proud that we’ve reached such a historic milestone of raising almost $102 million in total charity donations at our home in Scottsdale,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our company was founded on the principle of charitable donations by my father Russ Jackson and his partner, Tom Barrett, and I’m grateful to be able to carry on that banner in their honor. This has been an incredible 47-year journey for our company, driven by our tremendous bidders, consignors, sponsors, celebrities and the entire collector car community, whose heart is only matched by their generosity and outpouring of support. The amount of good that has come from the $102 million we’ve raised together is simply immeasurable. We’re not going to stop here as this is simply a milestone on our journey to continue to help those who need our help the most.”
American Heart Association Campaign
Carolyn and Craig Jackson auctioned their personal Corvette. The sale, which benefited the American Heart Association, kicked off a year-long Driven Hearts campaign.
Barrett-Jackson says it will continue to raise awareness funds for the AHA in a variety of ways. One way is with a Barrett-Jackson themed license plate program through the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division (ADOT-MVD). The six-character license plates cost $25, with $17 from each plate sold benefiting the AHA.
“We’ve been given a tremendous opportunity to enrich the lives of so many deserving individuals,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Over the last 47 years, the collector car community has joined us to help our youth, those who struggle with disease and sickness, our nation’s military veterans and first responders, and so many others. We’re proud to be a catalyst for change and for reaching this incredible milestone and excited to continue this great tradition of charitable giving in the future.”
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