VELOCITY UPS THE ANTE WITH "BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE" FROM LAS VEGAS
-- 21 Hours of Live Coverage Across Three Days Jump Starts Thursday, September 27 at 3 PM ET Exclusively on Velocity--
(Silver Spring, Md.) - The 11th annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction is coming to Velocity and Discovery Channel starting Thursday, September 27 at 3 PM ET / Noon PT when coverage kicks off on Velocity with seven straight hours of BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE. Live coverage of hundreds of fantastic vehicles crossing the auction block continues on Velocity's BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE on Friday, September 28 at 3 PM ET / Noon PT, and then moves to Discovery Channel for two hours at 3 PM ET / Noon PT on Saturday, September 29 before wrapping up on Velocity for five more hours beginning at 5 PM ET / 2 PM PT.
BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE veterans Chris Jacobs, Cristy Lee, Mike Joy, Steve Magnante and Rick DeBruhl return to provide fascinating, in-depth information about each of the timeless vehicles on the grounds and on the auction block.
The 2018 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction will showcase a wide variety of vehicles from modern day super cars and sentimental favorites to majestic muscle cars and classics from six decades ago. Highlights of this premier lifestyle event include:
· an Elvis Presley-owned 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL;
· a 1968 rotisserie-restored Shelby GT350 custom fastback;
· a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the world's fastest quarter-mile production car;
· a stunning 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder;
· a first year, limited production second-generation Super Series 2018 McLaren 720S;
· and hundreds of more cars and trucks.
BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE Broadcast Schedule (All Times ET):
Thursday, September 27
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM on Velocity
Friday, September 28
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM on Velocity
Saturday, September 29
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM on Discovery Channel
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM on Velocity
BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE is produced for Velocity by Discovery Studios. For Velocity, David Lee and Peter Neal are executive producers and Robert S. Scanlon is president of Velocity and Motor Trend Group Video Content.
Velocity, which will rebrand to Motor Trend Network this fall, is the only television brand that focuses on delivering automotive content to enthusiasts and viewers. Available in 73 million homes nationwide the fully HD network's programming is engaging, entertaining and informative, featuring the very best of the automotive world as told by top experts and personalities. Viewers can connect with Velocity on Facebook at facebook.com/VelocityTV, on Twitter @Velocity and on Instagram @Velocity. Velocity is a division of the Motor Trend Group, the largest automotive media company in the world that combines the power of Velocity with powerful automotive media brands including Motor Trend, Hot Rod, ROADKILL, Automobile and more than 20 others.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; and digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media. Discovery's portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit www.corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company:
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions(R), 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 150 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.