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Barrett-Jackson Tunes up for Scottsdale Auction with Sizzling Automotive Preview at SEMA.

Feature Cars Take a Final Bow before Hitting the Block in January 2007

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- From the pure American muscle of a 1960 Corvette owned by the Teutuls of Orange County Choppers, to the vintage curves of a 1932 Roush Roadster, Barrett-Jackson will feature a historic automotive display at the 2006 SEMA Show from Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2006. The show is the last stop for most of the vehicles before being auctioned at No Reserve during the 36th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event from January 13-21, 2007, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Joining the Corvette and the Roush Roadster at SEMA will be a matching OCC Custom Corvette Chopper, Grumpy Jenkins' historic Chevrolet Vega Pro-Stock drag racer, Edsel Ford's Custom Roadster named "Detroit Deuce," a custom 1971 'Cuda resto mod, The "Last" Stingray Corvette, an overhauled CNN Hummer and a team of gravity racers. Hailed as "The World's Greatest Collector Car Events[TM]," the auction will feature more than 1,100 of the world's finest collector automobiles, attract over 225,000 visitors and be featured on SPEED with 40 hours of live coverage.

"With our Scottsdale event just a few months away, this is the perfect stage to showcase the quality collector cars that will be offered at this year's Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale," said Craig Jackson, president of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. "This display will give bidders a sneak preview at our lineup and create momentum for the upcoming auction."

The OCC-owned 1960 Corvette (Lot #1320) has a 283cid, 290hp Fuel Injected V8 with a four-speed transmission. Its two-wheeled clone is a 2005 Custom one-off Chopper (Lot #1320.1) with an 88cid Knucklehead V-Twin engine and a five-speed transmission. The two vehicles are part of the distinguished OCC Collection and will be auctioned as a pair in Scottsdale.

With the rich lines of an early American roadster, as well as the raw power and street capability associated with Roush Performance, the Roush Highboy Roadster (Lot #1286.2) will have collectors counting the days until the auction. Jack Roush, founder and president of Roush Performance, hand picked the 402IR crate motor which puts out 500hp and 500lbs of torque. He also chose the lush burgundy color and oversaw each step of the building process.

Paying tribute to the Ford Deuce and its 75th anniversary is "Detroit Deuce," a 1932 Ford Custom Roadster (Lot #1302). The commemorative edition roadster contains a 4.6 liter, 348hp Fuel Injected V8 with an automatic transmission. In addition to the milestone, this car was built to honor Edsel Ford, former president of Ford Motor Company and the grandson of Henry Ford. Proceeds from the sale of "Detroit Deuce" will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The historic 1974 Chevrolet Vega Pro-Stock drag racer (Lot #1295) packs a powerful 331cid aluminum V8 with a four-speed transmission. This unrestored pro-stocker was owned and raced by legendary racer "Grumpy" Bill Jenkins.

Possessing equally impressive speed and dynamics are four gravity racers, provided by Extreme Gravity Racing. The 2006 Pebble Beach (Lot #1580), 2005 Mazda (Lot #1582), 2005 Volvo (Lot #1586) and 2004 Bentley (Lot #1587) models will be displayed at SEMA prior to joining 12 other gravity racers on the block in Scottsdale. Jim Shaw, head of design at Bentley, Thomas Pollard, senior designer at Mazda and Blair Taylor, senior designer at Volvo, will accompany the racers to SEMA along with Extreme Gravity Racing CEO Don MacAllister.

Bob Johnson's 1971 Hemi 'Cuda will return to SEMA after being unveiled there in 2005. Built by Alan Johnson, this one-off masterpiece has a 572cid all-aluminum Dry Sump Hemi that produces 870hp, a one-off Hogan EFI and two-stage Holley direct port NOS. Barrett-Jackson will also feature The "Last" Stingray Corvette and an overhauled CNN Iraq War Hummer as they make their way to the block.

Barrett-Jackson continually reaffirms its leadership position in the collector car market by elevating consignment standards, challenging annual records and serving as the barometer for market trends. Last year, more than 300,000 attendees and millions of television viewers from around the world witnessed over 1,600 cars being auctioned off for approximately $135 million at the two 2006 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Events held in Scottsdale and Palm Beach, Fla.

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 Events[TM]" in Scottsdale and Palm Beach, Fla. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit or call (480) 421-6694.
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