The 48th Annual Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction was held at WestWorld of Scottsdale in January. Although there was no shortage of amazing machines, something quite spectacular came out of this auction.
A recently restored 1925 Ford Model T with an original 4-cylinder engine was a true rarity to see, but the generosity that poured out from auction participants was especially memorable.
Carolyn and Craig Jackson paid $1.1 million for a freshly minted 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby VIN 001, which went toward the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition VIN 001 that went for $2.5 million to Hendrick Motorsports benefitted United Way in Southeastern Michigan.
In addition to all the cars that were sold to auto enthusiasts, $9.6 million was also raised for charities in three days, through donations made on the block and beyond the hammer prices and sales.
As of January 20, Barrett-Jackson has reportedly donated over $114 million to charity. This can only be achieved by generous car donations that are put up for auction, the kind hearts at Barrett-Jackson and of course those people willing to make that winning bid.
Below is a list of grateful beneficiaries, the amount they will receive and the vehicle auctioned to benefit them.
The Arians Family Foundation – $100,000
— 2019 Bennington SW Series Boat.
Barrow Neurological Foundation – $100,000
— 2015 Ford Petty’s Garage Stage 2 Mustang GT.
Task Force Dagger Foundation – $100,000
1986 Pontiac Grand Prix Rusty Wallace’s
Kodiak NASCAR Race Car.
Shriners Hospitals for Children – $300,000
— 2018 Ford Fusion NASCAR Race Car.
Childhelp – $165,000
— 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe.
Gary Sinise Foundation – $1,310,000
— 1981 Jeep CJ7 Custom SUV.
Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation – $600,000
— Jeff Gordon’s 2016 Corvette C7.R.
Henry Ford and Petersen
Automotive Museums – $500,000
— 2015 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R.
JDRF – $1,100,000
— 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 VIN 001.
Operation Homefront – $525,000
— Chevrolet Bumblebee Camaro Collection (3).
American Heart Association and The Bob Woodruff Foundation – $2,100,000
— 2020 Toyota Supra First Production VIN 20201.
Fighter Country Foundation – $200,000
— 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet.
United Way SE Michigan – $2,500,000
— 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition VIN 001.