Barrett-Jackson and Bugatti will auction off one of its most exclusive Bugatti events. This event will be the first of its kind to be offered for sale in the United States. The money raised from the auction will benefit the Arizona-based charity and the approximately 400 wish kids in Arizona that are currently waiting for their one true wish.
On Saturday, January 18 th, at approximately 5:00 PM MST, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction™ will auction the ultimate test drive experience, which is an opportunity only available to Bugatti customers. Bidders will have the chance to win the ultimate experience with the latest Bugatti models at speeds only achievable in a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.
The winning bidder will be test driving the 1200 HP Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse on the world-renowned Formula 1 test track Paul Ricard Circuit in Le Castellet, France. The four-day experience will include a tour of the original site in France where Ettore Bugatti established his automotive brand in 1909. The package includes airfare and hotel for the winning bidder and a guest.
“Make-A-Wish® Arizona is excited to partner with two world class companies, Barrett-Jackson and Bugatti, as we work together to grant a record number of wishes in 2014,” said Elizabeth Reich, president and chief executive officer for Make-A-Wish Arizona. “Barrett-Jackson has long had a reputation of supporting charities nationally and we are honored to be considered for this opportunity to reach a new audience with our vision of making every eligible child’s wish come true. We are also thrilled to be introduced to Bugatti through our friends at Barrett-Jackson for this one-of-a kind package that will raise money for Make-A-Wish Arizona.”
Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO said, “In our 43 years, we’ve raised nearly $60 million for hundreds of charities locally and nationally. Make-A-Wish® is a cause we’re passionate about, and it’s one we’re proud to support. We hope to have a long standing partnership with Make-A-Wish and help many children smile as their wishes come true.”
“We are very happy to be part of this wonderful initiative in partnership with Barrett-Jackson and Make-A-Wish,” said Dr. Stefan Brungs, Member of the Board of Bugatti for Marketing, Sales and Customer Service. “There is nothing more fulfilling than bringing a smile to a child’s face. Bugatti has a tradition of inviting children to our company headquarters in Molsheim for charity. We are convinced that our Bugatti Experience on auction will bring in generous bidders who will find adrenaline through their drive as well as a lasting effect the proceeds will have on the organization’s children.”
We wish the money collected by the auction to bring smiles on more faces with many more events like these.