Barrett-Jackson will expand to the Northeast United States with a new auction taking place at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut on June 23-25, 2016.
“As Barrett-Jackson has evolved into a global icon of the collector car hobby, our millions of fans across the world have asked for an event in the Northeast,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “They want the kind of experience that only Barrett-Jackson can deliver at a destination similar to what we offer in Las Vegas. Mohegan Sun is the perfect place to satisfy that demand.”
The inaugural 2016 Northeast Auction marks the first time that Barrett-Jackson has held an event in the Northeastern United States. Coupled with the 14th Annual Palm Beach Auction in April, it will also be the first time Barrett-Jackson has held two collector car auctions on the East Coast in the same calendar year.
Mohegan Sun is situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in southeastern Connecticut, and is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200-room hotel and a spa. It has a golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars, as well as three entertainment venues, including a 10,000-seat arena.
“We could not be more excited to be hosting the first-ever Barrett-Jackson auction in New England,” said Bobby Soper, president of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. “During the inaugural event this June, our property in Connecticut will transform into a car enthusiast’s wonderland with elements of the auction highlighted throughout our 4.5 million square foot property.”
The auction block will be inside the Mohegan Sun Arena, ranked among the top 10 arenas in the nation, regardless of size. The event will include elements from the original Scottsdale auction, such as the Opening Night Gala, Ride ’N Drives and Thrill Rides with Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge, as well as a marketplace of vendors and exhibitors. The three-day collector car auction and lifestyle event will also be broadcast live on the Velocity and Discovery television networks.
“Bidders, consignors, sponsors and fans have encouraged us to host a Barrett-Jackson event in the Northeast for quite some time,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Many of our customers from the East Coast and Canada have visited Mohegan Sun and rave about the venue.”