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Barrett-Jackson

February 25, 2010 15:33 ET

Barrett-Jackson Announces Schedule of Events and Speed Hours for 2010 Palm Beach Auction

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) -


-- 8th annual Palm Beach auction to be held April 1-3, 2010

-- SPEED will broadcast more than 22 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage

-- Collector car event to celebrate growth and popularity of the hobby

The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has released a preliminary schedule of events for the 8th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach. The automotive lifestyle event will take place April 1-3, 2010, at the Americraft Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Barrett-Jackson will also host several gatherings in the days leading up to the auction, providing South Florida enthusiasts with more than a week of events surrounding the thriving car collecting hobby. Barrett-Jackson also announced that SPEED will broadcast more than 22 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage of the auction for fans worldwide.

"The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach event continues to be highly anticipated by collectors in Florida and along the East Coast," said Craig Jackson, Chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "At our annual Scottsdale event in January, we once again demonstrated the resiliency and popularity of this exciting hobby. With awareness at an all time high and buyers eager to nab their dream cars, the Palm Beach auction is a 'can't miss' event this spring."

Prior to the auction kicking off April 1, Barrett-Jackson has planned a series of public events in Palm Beach to celebrate the hobby. These events include a Road Rally, Cruise-In, Barrett-Jackson Night at CityPlace and parties to rev up local enthusiasts.

"At Barrett-Jackson we go above and beyond to create the ultimate experience for car people," added Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. "In addition to selling a variety of vehicles in Palm Beach, we plan to make South Florida residents part of our celebration with a Road Rally and Cruise-In for local car clubs and 'The Party' for special guests. Then, on April 1, the main event begins with a diverse mix of desirable vehicles crossing the block at No Reserve."

Barrett-Jackson's annual Palm Beach event continues to grow in importance and has become a fixture in South Florida. Last year, Barrett-Jackson recorded more than $20 million in sales and welcomed over 55,000 attendees in Palm Beach; the company also raised more than $1.5 million for various local and national charities during the 2009 Palm Beach auction.

Barrett-Jackson Announces 2010 Palm Beach Schedule

The preliminary Barrett-Jackson schedule of events is below. Please check barrett-jackson.com for updates. All times are Eastern (EST).

Friday, March 26
--  3 p.m.                  1st Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Road
                            Rally; details to follow

Saturday, March 27
--  4-8 p.m.                Barrett-Jackson Night at CityPlace

Sunday, March 28
--  10 a.m.-2 p.m.          3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach
                            Cruise-In at Wayne Akers Ford

Wednesday, March 31
--  7:30 p.m.               "The Party"; $75 per ticket, admits two

Thursday, April 1
--  8 a.m.-auction close    Gates, Vendor & Sponsor Displays open
--  9 a.m.-5 p.m.           Ride & Drives Presented by Ford and General
                            Motors
--  9 a.m.-5 p.m.           Raptor Experience
--  10 a.m.-12 noon         Automobilia Auction
--  12 noon-auction close   Collector Car Auction
--  12 noon-3 p.m.          Auction Live on SPEED
--  8 p.m.-12 midnight      Auction Tape-Delayed on SPEED (3-7 p.m.
                            coverage)

Friday, April 2
--  8 a.m.-auction close    Gates, Vendor & Sponsor Displays open
--  9 a.m.-5 p.m.           Ride & Drives Presented by Ford and General
                            Motors
--  9 a.m.-5 p.m.           Raptor Experience
--  9 a.m.-10 a.m.          Automobilia Auction
--  10 a.m.-auction close   Collector Car Auction
--  12 noon-7:30 p.m.       Auction Live on SPEED

Saturday, April 3
--  8 a.m.-auction close    Gates, Vendor & Sponsor Displays open
--  9 a.m.-5 p.m.           Ride & Drives Presented by Ford and General
                            Motors
--  9 a.m.-5 p.m.           Raptor Experience
--  9 a.m.-10 a.m.          Automobilia Auction
--  10 a.m.-auction close   Collector Car Auction
--  11 a.m.-7 p.m.          Auction Live on SPEED

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™" in Scottsdale, Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas and Orange County, Calif. 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 www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.

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