Each trip to a Barrett-Jackson event is different in the best way, with new cars, new faces and new experiences. And Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2014 was no disappointment.
One of the stars of the show—and my favorite car of the event—was the 2013 Ford Mustang built for the movie Need for Speed, boasting 850 HP. This hot-ticket charity auction resulted in a $300,000 donation for Henry Ford Health Systems. One of my favorite classics that I spotted was an original condition white 1972 Plymouth Road Runner, a stunning car you definitely don’t see every day.
Charity auctions are one of the best aspects about Barrett-Jackson events. My favorite charity event at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2014 was the Linda Vaughan 1969 Oldsmobile 442 Hurst Shifter benefitting the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. It was a treat to congratulate ADESA customer John Staluppi of Atlantic Auto Group on winning this fantastic car. And it was even more special to meet Darrell later that day, a racecar driver that was injured and began a charity to help those affected by paralysis.
It’s also great to have the opportunity to catch up with ADESA customers buying and selling at the auctions. This time, I had the pleasure of seeing Jerry Roschwalb from Atlantic and Robert Bassam from Easterns.
What I love most about coming down to West Palm is how relaxed life is down there. Things just move a little slower, and people seem to truly enjoy themselves in the small town atmosphere. It’s hard for life to get any better with the overall Florida climate and scenery while being surrounding by beautiful cars. Check out some of the cars from Palm Beach this year below, and see more on our Facebook page. Kudos to Barrett-Jackson on another flawless event!