Host Jessica Koussevitzky was on hand at the opening night Gala for Barrett-Jackson. It was an amazing event with a large turn out and an auction that benefited the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. Vanilla Ice got the crowd going and pumped with his performance and the crowd gave generously to charity.
Barrett-Jackson’s first automotive event was held over 40 years ago and founders Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett had one goal in mind, that goal was to raise money for the Scottsdale Library, a charity close to both their hearts.
40 years later Barrett-Jackson’s commitment to charitable organizations has never been stronger. To witness this commitment first hand, one needn’t look further than the incredible generosity the organization and its employees bestow on the Darrell Gwynn Foundation time and time again.
As an official charity of Barrett-Jackson, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation uses this unique platform to auction a donated car with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the foundations programs. Before the classic car auction starts, a wheelchair is given away to a deserving individual retained from our wheelchair donation program.
Barrett-Jackson – Palm Beach Gala
Event: The Darrell Gwynn Foundation auctioned NASCAR Superstar’s Tony Stewart’s scooter that he used as he recovered from his broken leg during the 2013 NASCAR season. Stewart donated his scooter along with an all-expenses paid trip to the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona Beach Florida on July 3-6 that includes a garage tour and seating for two from the Stewart pits for the race.
Barrett-Jackson – Palm Beach
Event: The Darrell Gwynn Foundation auctioned a 1969 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible Hurst Shifter Replica (made famous by Hurst Spokeswoman, Linda Vaughn) was built by the renowned Thornton Motors, Inc. of Bucks County, Pennsylvania with guidance from legendary Hurst engineer “Doc” Watson at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach. Proceeds from the sale of this vehicle will benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.