Craig Jackson is a global leader in the collector car hobbyTORONTO
, Ont. — One of the world’s most accomplished and respected collectors and restorers of classic and muscle cars will open the 2019 Canadian International AutoShow Media Day on February 14th
Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson — producer of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® in Arizona, Florida, Connecticut and Nevada — will not only showcase some of the most prized cars from his collection, but will also provide the opening address that kicks off the special media preview of Canada’s largest consumer show.
“There are few people in the world who rival Craig’s passion and knowledge of the collector car sector,” says Jason Campbell, General Manager of the AutoShow. “Muscle and collector cars are always popular installations at the Canadian International AutoShow. We are excited to have Mr. Jackson provide some of his insights into the exciting world of car restorations and collecting.”
Barrett-Jackson is coming off its most successful auction ever, with the Scottsdale event in January, selling $131.6 million in vehicles and memorabilia. Among the more than 1,800 vehicles sold was a McLaren Senna — which will make its Canadian debut in Toronto — a 2020 Toyota Supra and the VIN 001 2019 Ford GT Heritage edition.
Upcoming Barrett-Jackson auctions include Palm Beach from April 11th
, Connecticut from June 26th
, Las Vegas from October 3rd
and Scottsdale in January 2020.
Under the leadership of Mr. Jackson, Barrett-Jackson has grown from an auction house and repair shop to one of the premier collector car auctions in the world. Barrett-Jackson auctions are not just a place to buy and sell cars; they are lifestyle events filled with hundreds of unique and exotic vehicles from around the world.
With a reputation as a rare visionary in the car collector market, Mr. Jackson provides first-class information about the collector car hobby. He not only serves as an advisor to many notable collectors and celebrities, most of whom attend Barrett-Jackson’s events each year, but has also garnered international attention.
Following Mr. Jackson’s introductory remarks, other Media Day activities will include the presentation of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada Car of the Year and Utility of the Year Awards and a guided tour through the various automotive manufacturers showcasing their new cars, trucks and technology. Media Day starts with a light breakfast on February 14th
at 7 a.m. outside the John Bassett Theatre on the 100 level of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Media interested in attending the Canadian International AutoShow, including media day activities, can register for accreditation at autoshow.ca/media-registration
The 2019 Canadian International AutoShow, presented by The Toronto Star
and wheels.ca, takes place February 15th
at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For tickets and show information, please visit autoshow.ca
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.About the Canadian International AutoShow, presented by The Toronto Starand wheels.ca
With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International AutoShow is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country’s largest consumer show — a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive. It boasts more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles each year.
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