Reliable in the News

06Oct 2017

LAS VEGAS – Oct. 5, 2017 – Barrett-Jackson will rally around Las Vegas first responders and those affected by the recent tragedy with several initiatives during the 10th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Resort on Oct. 19-21, 2017. The entire sale price of a rare 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake to be auctioned will go to a special fund that supports Las Vegas first responders.

“All of us at Barrett-Jackson are heartbroken over the tragic event in Las Vegas Sunday night,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Like many people around the country, this event hit close to home. We are returning to Las Vegas for our 10th annual auction to stand by our partners. We had many friends in attendance at the concert, and were deeply saddened to learn the son of one of our valued customers tragically lost his life. There are no words to express our sorrow as we all try and cope with what happened and, like many around the country, our focus immediately turned to what we could do to help. This car will sell during our live broadcast on Discovery Channel on Saturday, and is one of the many steps we are taking to stand with Las Vegas at this difficult time.”

The Super Snake, donated by Barrett-Jackson president Steve Davis from his personal collection, is a 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake 40th Anniversary Edition. It will be auctioned on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1:30 p.m. (PT) during the Barrett-Jackson LIVE broadcast on Discovery Channel. The car was originally owned by former Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields and was documented to be the seventh built that year. Not only was it one of the first Shelby GT500s to be built since the 1970 model year, it was transformed by Shelby Automobiles (now Shelby American) in Las Vegas into a Super Snake edition car under the watchful eye of Carroll Shelby himself, who signed a special book documenting the car. The over-600-horsepower muscle car was recorded as the 11th Super Snake manufactured that year. The Shelby also received the coveted 40th anniversary option, with commemorative badges, upgraded brakes, new suspension and many other enhancements.

“All of us at Barrett-Jackson are overwhelmed with grief and sorrow for the victims and their families,” said Davis. “As stories continue to unfold, we’re in awe of the first responders and the miraculous effort they put forth to illustrate once again what makes our country and our people special. We truly feel that we’re part of the Las Vegas community, and I couldn’t think of a better way to show support than giving something from my personal collection, which is also so close to my heart. This is really an incredible car with a great story behind it, and I’m honored to sell it at Barrett-Jackson to help the great men and women who risked their lives to help save others.”

Michael Dominguez, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International, said, “This generous donation from Barrett-Jackson is greatly appreciated. We’ve enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the Barrett-Jackson organization and their customers. We are sincerely grateful for their care and support of the Las Vegas community during this difficult time.”

Barrett-Jackson also plans to support first responders by offering two free tickets to the event, which can be claimed by presenting proper identification at the Mandalay Bay Box Office. In addition, Barrett-Jackson is arranging for on-site donation opportunities that will benefit those affected. Additional details on exact locations and how to donate will be released at a later date, and more information will be available at Barrett-Jackson.com.

“Our country has always been resilient, and we know the collector car community will join together at this Barrett-Jackson event to help at this difficult time,” Jackson added. “During the auction, we will also work with our numerous partners to find additional ways to help those affected by this tragedy. We can never do enough to thank and honor those who serve our country and the first responders who risk their lives to save others during these awful events.”

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

The 2017 Las Vegas Auction Docket is available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle or visit Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid for information on becoming a bidder. Advance tickets and three-day ticket packages are also available at Barrett-Jackson.com.

For high-resolution photos, please contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.com

Media Contact:
Corporate Communications
Robert Desimone, Barrett-Jackson Public Relations Specialist
480-306-8209 | Rdesimone@Barrett-Jackson.com

Automotive Media
Aaron Cook, TimePiece PR & Marketing on behalf of Barrett-Jackson
214-520-3430 | ACook@TPRM.com

14Jul 2014

Once again kick off the Monterey festivities with your friends from Classic Motorsports magazine and On the Road Again Classics. Join the magazine staff plus a few hundred of our closest friends for a fun-filled evening event that welcomes the biggest event on our calendar.

When: The Classic Motorsports Magazine Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In Presented by Hagerty takes place on August 12 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Where: This year our party moves to the Chateau Julien Wine Estate. The beautiful winery is located at 8940 Carmel Valley Road in Carmel, California, just 1.7 miles east of the famous Quail Lodge. They have room for a couple hundred cars, making it the perfect setting for a relaxed evening spent with friends.

Activities: This event will have it all. There’s the scenic location. Live band. Chateau Julien will offer wine and beer by the glass and TriCycle Mobile Wood Fired Pizza will be making personal sized gourmet pizzas for purchase. Venture into the Chai underground wine cellar and view beautiful cars on display. Visit with our partners from Hagerty, On The Road Again Classics, Moss Motors, Reliable Carriers, and Green1.

So cruise in and join us for our annual welcome party!

Event details can be found online at classicmotorsports.net.

10Jun 2013

Reliable Carriers donates 10% of all shipping charges for the Leake Auction – Tulsa 2013 auction June 7 – 9, 2013 to the American Red Cross of Oklahoma for assistance to the people effected by the recent storms in Oklahoma.

18Apr 2013
  • RM Auctions and Reliable Carriers Inc. renew exclusive transportation sponsorship agreement
  • Reliable to have onsite presence and act as RM’s primary automotive sponsor at all of the Company’s US-based auction events

BLENHEIM, ON (April 17, 2013) – RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is delighted to announce an extension of its partnership with Reliable Carriers Inc. for an additional three-year period.

The continuing business relationship sees Reliable Carriers assume the role as the exclusive automotive sponsor and preferred transportation provider at all of RM’s US-based events from 2013 through 2015. As part of the relationship, Reliable Carriers will have an onsite presence at each of the company’s US-based events to provide quotes and assist clients wishing to transport their automobile(s) purchased at auction.
“At RM we pride ourselves on offering our clients a concierge-style service from start to finish, including recommendations for transportation both to and from auction,” says Alain Squindo, Vice President, RM Auctions.” With more than 50 years’ experience in specialized automotive transportation, Reliable understands the passion of the collector car hobby and has a strong reputation for first-class care when it comes to carrying specialty vehicles. We are thrilled to continue our association with the Reliable team as we continue to provide an unsurpassed level of service to the collector car hobby.”

Reliable Carriers is regarded as America’s largest enclosed auto transport company, serving the 48 contiguous United States and the farthest reaches of Canada. In addition, they boast the country’s largest fleet of specialty vehicle carriers with over 300 units and 280 drivers. Their fleet features customized, enclosed, drop deck and unique lift gates to ensure the utmost care and confidence during the loading and unloading process, while innovative equipment including state-of-the-art satellite tracking, climate controlled hauling and customized tie down systems ensure the safety of vehicles in transit.

For further information on Reliable Carriers, visit www.reliablecarriers.com. For further information on RM Auctions or to view a full schedule of events, visit rmauctions.com.

About RM Auctions
RM Auctions is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With over three decades of experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales, auctions, estate planning and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM proudly holds five of the top ten all-time records for the most expensive motor cars sold at auction. RM’s restoration division has achieved unprecedented accolades earning “Best of Show” honors at the world’s top concours events. For further information visit rmauctions.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @rmauctions.

About Reliable Carriers, Inc.
Offering more than 50 years’ experience in specialized automotive transportation, Reliable Carriers transports vehicles with its stand-apart brand of first-class care, world-class service and the unparalleled resources of America’s largest fleet of specialty vehicle carriers. With full GPS tracking and $5 million worth of insurance standard with every delivery, Reliable has made its name by taking vehicles seriously. For further information, visit www.reliablecarriers.com.