The producers of the movie also hosted a star-studded, red carpet premiere of the movie at the Century Sierra Summit in Reno. Don "the Snake" Prudhomme attended the premiere as well as other stars from the movie including Richard Blake who plays Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen, Gilligan Gibbons, Billy Gibbon's wife, and Nikki Leigh, Playboy's Miss May 2012.
Keeping in line with Barrett-Jackson's philanthropic efforts, the auction house helped to raise $620,000 for national charitable organizations bringing the total amount raised to-date to more than $55.9 million. Two charitable vehicles were sold during the auction, including the first 2014 Cadillac CTS V-Sport 4 Door Sedan (Lot #3001), which sold on Friday for $120,000 and benefitted the SAE Foundation. Also sold was the last retail 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible (Lot #3002), which sold on Saturday and benefited the Brain Injury Association of America. This one of a kind vehicle sold for $500,000.
"Our inaugural Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson marks a historic partnership between two of the most recognized names in the classic and collector car industry. We feel that it was the right move for our fans and enthusiasts and we couldn't be more proud of the turnout. We're looking forward to coming back next year!" said Barrett-Jackson President, Steve Davis.
Consignments are now available for Barrett-Jackson's upcoming 6th Annual Las Vegas event. For more information, please visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com/consign/. For more information about Barrett-Jackson or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions" in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Reno Tahoe, Nev. 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 http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.
About Hot August Nights
Hot August Nights, a non-profit organization, is the premiere classic car event in the world, annually drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants to northern Nevada to revel in nostalgia, enjoy top entertainers from the 50s, 60s and 70s and to participate in a variety of events including Show-n-Shines, controlled cruises and more.
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