Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is bringing a star-studded lineup to the 16th Annual Palm Beach Auction, April 12-15, 2018, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The auction has been extended an additional day to accommodate two spectacular collections, including more than 140 cars from the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection selling at No Reserve. The South Florida Collection will also send a vast collection of cars across the block, setting up one of the best and most diverse dockets ever seen in Palm Beach. In addition, hundreds of pieces of automobilia, all at No Reserve, will be offered during the event at the Automobilia Auction.
“We are off to a great start in 2018 and want to thank everyone who helped make our Scottsdale Auction a success,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We are honored that John Staluppi chose Barrett-Jackson to sell his collection, which is helping pave the road for us to bring our best offering ever to Palm Beach. Scottsdale showed the value of No Reserve, and both collections at Palm Beach, along with the entire docket, will be offered almost exclusively at No Reserve. We are also excited to bring back a full assortment of activities, exhibitors and food vendors, along with continuing our yearlong Driven Hearts initiative to help raise much-needed funds and awareness for the American Heart Association.”
The invitation-only Opening Night Gala, open to consignors, bidders and VIPs, kicks off the auction Wednesday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the auction arena. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. Thursday through Sunday and will once again offer automotive lifestyle activities and exhibitors, along with a variety of food vendors. The Ford Ride ’N Drives, Chevrolet Hot Laps and Dodge Thrill Rides will be offered daily 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and the Behind the Hobby Collector Car Symposiums will be held Thursday-Saturday at the Motor Trend Live Stage.
New for 2018, the Restoration Garage – which proved very popular at the 2018 Scottsdale Auction – will make its first appearance at Palm Beach, while the Motor Trend Live Stage will once again offer analysis from industry experts on select vehicles immediately after crossing the block, which will be streamed live on Barrett-Jackson.com. In addition, the Palm Beach Auction will be broadcast live in the U.S. and internationally across Discovery Communications networks, with full television details still to be announced.
“Palm Beach has provided some electric moments over the years, including last year when a 1971 Custom K5 Blazer sold for a record $220,000,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “This will be our best Palm Beach lineup ever, especially with John Staluppi’s immaculate collection of American cars from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. The great docket, combined with the vehicles we’ll be auctioning for charity, will make this year’s Palm Beach Auction truly memorable.”
Building off the Scottsdale Auction, Barrett-Jackson will continue its yearlong charity initiative, Driven Hearts, in a variety of ways at the 2018 Palm Beach Auction. A fan-favorite photo opportunity in Scottsdale, Craig Jackson’s stunning Bugatti Veyron, newly wrapped in a #DrivenHearts theme, will again be staged with the letters FAST – the American Heart Association’s acronym for Facial drooping, Arm tingling, Speech impairment, Time to call 911. Commemorative collector license plates will be on every auction car and will be available for purchase, and signage throughout the event will help raise awareness. In addition, a 35th Anniversary Edition Corvette, which helped raise $350,000 on the auction block at Scottsdale, was donated back to be auctioned again in Palm Beach. More information on the Driven Hearts initiative can be found at DrivenHearts.org.
The Preview Docket for the 2018 Palm Beach Auction, along with additional event details, are now available at Barrett-Jackson.com. For more information on becoming a bidder for the 2018 Palm Beach Auction, including the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection and the South Florida Collection, follow the link to www.Barrett-Jackson.com/bid.