SOURCE: Barrett-Jackson


May 24, 2010 16:03 ET

Connell Chevrolet to Host First Ever Barrett-Jackson Orange County Cruise-In

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2010) -  Barrett-Jackson

  • First 100 registered cars receive two tickets to the first Barrett-Jackson auction that week
  • Barrett-Jackson officials to present three "Barrett-Jackson Choice Awards"
  • Donations and proceeds to benefit charity

The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company will host all Southern California automotive enthusiasts and their vehicles to a celebration of the collector car hobby at Connell Chevrolet on June 20, 2010 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., for the first ever Barrett-Jackson Orange County Cruise-In. Entry into the car show is free for all makes and models. Barrett-Jackson officials will meet enthusiasts, judge entries and present three "Barrett-Jackson Choice Awards." A "People's Choice Award" will also be voted on by car show participants.

The first 100 registered entries will receive two free tickets to the first Barrett-Jackson Orange County Auction June 25-27, at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa. Hot dogs, hamburgers and additional refreshments will be on sale to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A live radio remote from radio station 105.1 FM (Go Country 105) and performances by the Blue Daddy band are scheduled for entertainment at the cruise-in. 

"This is an exciting opportunity for all of us at Barrett-Jackson to be a part of the first cruise-in event in Orange County," said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. "We look forward to seeing all of the fantastic cars and supporters that will come out and be a part of this milestone event."

This is the first year Barrett-Jackson will bring the unique automotive lifestyle event to California. In the past, Scottsdale, AZ, Palm Beach, FL, and Las Vegas have been the locale of these famous collector car events. Fans can expect to see sponsor promotions and displays, vendors, exhibitors, interactive demonstrations, parties and other festivities with hundreds of vehicles crossing the block.

Connell Chevrolet is located at 2828 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA on the corner of Harbor and Adams and five minutes away from the OC Fair and Event Center. For early vehicle registration, visit For general information, email D.J. Martin at or call 714.546.1200.

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 or call (480) 421-6694.

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