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April 28, 2011
COSTA MESA — Classic British cars dating to the 1930s, including models from automakers Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Bentley, will take over the parking lot Sunday at South Coast Plaza for the Barrett-Jackson British Classic Car Show. Vintage vehicles belonging to 100 collectors will be displayed from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Costa Mesa shopping center lot. This is the first year that the event has partnered with the British American Business Council as part of BritWeek, a statewide celebration of "all things British in California," said BABC Executive Director Valerie Blackholly.
NEWS
October 8, 2010
COSTA MESA — The Barrett-Jackson car auction will be back in town June 24 to 26, company officials said Friday. The renowned car auction sees car enthusiasts pay millions for some of the oldest and newest cars in the world. It made its inaugural stop at the Orange County Fairgrounds over the summer. City officials had been hoping it would return. Barrett-Jackson only holds four events a year, with the newest addition being at the fairgrounds. The company also hosts classic, rare and exotic car auctions in Palm Beach, Fla.; Scottsdale, Ariz.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | December 21, 2012
Barrett-Jackson car auction officials have chosen not to renew their contract for 2013 with the Orange County Fairgrounds, officials confirmed Friday. The news came during the Orange County Fair Board's meeting Thursday, when the board members heard of Barrett-Jackson's disappointment that compared to its other auctions, the event in Costa Mesa was not as profitable as they might have hoped. The fair's loss with Barrett-Jackson's withdrawal might be as much as $500,000, board members said.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | December 24, 2012
Though the Barrett-Jackson car auction's first three years at the Orange County Fairgrounds showed signs of success, officials said the cards just weren't in place for a fourth year to happen. The overhead was too high for a sufficient profit margin at the Costa Mesa venue and an optimal 2013 date couldn't be arranged, said Craig H. Jackson, chairman and CEO of the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based auction house. "We've loved the community and the area," Jackson said. "If they build a bigger building, we'll come back to the venue.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | June 21, 2012
The third annual Barrett-Jackson Orange County Collector Car Auction was set to open on Thursday night and run through Sunday at the OC Fair and Event Center. Not just for would-be buyers, the auction also is known as one of the area's top opportunities for auto aficionados to see some of the world's most rare and storied classic cars, exotics, hot rods, muscle cars and automobilia. More than $14 million in merchandise hit the auction block last year, and more than $800,000 was raised for charity.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | July 5, 2011
COSTA MESA — During its meeting Tuesday night, the City Council lowered the personnel rates the city charges organizations to bring special events to the city. Effective immediately, the new rates are about 27% lower and remove overhead and indirect costs from the city's bill to event organizers. The move is an attempt to attract new businesses, but runs the risk of decreased city revenues. The council approved the measure with a 3-1 vote, with Councilwoman Wendy Leece dissenting and Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer absent.
BUSINESS
By Wheelbase Communications | February 6, 2008
After five decades, the time had finally come, but he never expected this. Gerald A. Iwan was so overwhelmed and in awe to be in Scottsdale, Ariz., that he literally could barely get the words out of his mouth to say so. “I have to slow down, I’m stuttering,” Iwan said, surprised by the attention that he and his gleaming black 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible were getting at the giant 37th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event. Iwan’s mood was understandable.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | March 25, 2011
COSTA MESA — The Orange County Fair Board could jump into the legal morass that is the O.C. Fairgrounds sale while it works to turn the property into a premier entertainment center, according to fairground officials. At Thursday's Fair Board meeting, trustees stated their opposition to the state's sale of the 150-acre property to Facilities Management West and indicated that the board would explore legal options to jump into the fight. An Orange County Superior Court judge put a hold on the sale of the fairgrounds to Newport Beach-based FMW last year, pending the outcome of a lawsuit now held up in the state Court of Appeal.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | December 15, 2011
COSTA MESA — Calling the city's leadership untrustworthy, Orange County Fair Board member Nick Berardino managed to extricate Costa Mesa city officials from the fairgrounds' negotiations with a classic car auction that seeks to expand its relationship with the fairgrounds. Berardino, head of the Orange County Employees Assn. (OCEA) that's supporting a lawsuit over planned layoffs against Costa Mesa City Hall, said the city should be only be consulted about a long-term deal between the state-owned fairgrounds and the Barrett-Jackson car auction, but not have a seat at the table.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | July 7, 2011
The internationally known car auctioneer Barrett-Jackson teamed up with the Orange County Chapter of Childhelp on June 23 in Costa Mesa to produce a lively summer event billed as "Cowboys, Cars & Stars. " Who could resist an invitation like that? The evening party unfolded at the Orange County Fair & Event Center, attracting 250 donors and raising an impressive $190,000. The proceeds will benefit abused and neglected children cared for by Childhelp. This was the second annual Drive the Dream event for Childhelp.
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By Bradley Zint | December 24, 2012
Though the Barrett-Jackson car auction's first three years at the Orange County Fairgrounds showed signs of success, officials said the cards just weren't in place for a fourth year to happen. The overhead was too high for a sufficient profit margin at the Costa Mesa venue and an optimal 2013 date couldn't be arranged, said Craig H. Jackson, chairman and CEO of the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based auction house. "We've loved the community and the area," Jackson said. "If they build a bigger building, we'll come back to the venue.
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NEWS
By Bradley Zint | December 21, 2012
Barrett-Jackson car auction officials have chosen not to renew their contract for 2013 with the Orange County Fairgrounds, officials confirmed Friday. The news came during the Orange County Fair Board's meeting Thursday, when the board members heard of Barrett-Jackson's disappointment that compared to its other auctions, the event in Costa Mesa was not as profitable as they might have hoped. The fair's loss with Barrett-Jackson's withdrawal might be as much as $500,000, board members said.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | June 22, 2012
Like a carpenter inspecting another's work, Steve Dawson peered under the hood of a glossy red 1969 Mach 1 Ford Mustang on Friday, meticulously inspecting every bolt, fastener and hose with a critical eye. Dawson said he doesn't even particularly care for Mustangs. But the car enthusiast from San Diego, who owns four restored classics of his own, appreciates good work when he sees it. "This is probably the best put-together car here," he concluded. "I've done it and know how hard it is. Taking things apart and putting them back together is one thing, but so they look perfect, beautiful?"
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | June 21, 2012
The third annual Barrett-Jackson Orange County Collector Car Auction was set to open on Thursday night and run through Sunday at the OC Fair and Event Center. Not just for would-be buyers, the auction also is known as one of the area's top opportunities for auto aficionados to see some of the world's most rare and storied classic cars, exotics, hot rods, muscle cars and automobilia. More than $14 million in merchandise hit the auction block last year, and more than $800,000 was raised for charity.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | December 15, 2011
COSTA MESA — Calling the city's leadership untrustworthy, Orange County Fair Board member Nick Berardino managed to extricate Costa Mesa city officials from the fairgrounds' negotiations with a classic car auction that seeks to expand its relationship with the fairgrounds. Berardino, head of the Orange County Employees Assn. (OCEA) that's supporting a lawsuit over planned layoffs against Costa Mesa City Hall, said the city should be only be consulted about a long-term deal between the state-owned fairgrounds and the Barrett-Jackson car auction, but not have a seat at the table.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | July 7, 2011
The internationally known car auctioneer Barrett-Jackson teamed up with the Orange County Chapter of Childhelp on June 23 in Costa Mesa to produce a lively summer event billed as "Cowboys, Cars & Stars. " Who could resist an invitation like that? The evening party unfolded at the Orange County Fair & Event Center, attracting 250 donors and raising an impressive $190,000. The proceeds will benefit abused and neglected children cared for by Childhelp. This was the second annual Drive the Dream event for Childhelp.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | July 5, 2011
COSTA MESA — During its meeting Tuesday night, the City Council lowered the personnel rates the city charges organizations to bring special events to the city. Effective immediately, the new rates are about 27% lower and remove overhead and indirect costs from the city's bill to event organizers. The move is an attempt to attract new businesses, but runs the risk of decreased city revenues. The council approved the measure with a 3-1 vote, with Councilwoman Wendy Leece dissenting and Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer absent.
NEWS
By Alexandra Baird, dailypilot@latimes.com | June 25, 2011
Everyone from serious auto collectors to families snapping pictures of their dream cars packed the OC Fair & Event Center on Saturday for the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction. During its inaugural Orange County auction last year, Barrett-Jackson — which bills its events as the World's Greatest Car Collector Auctions — sold more than $15 million in cars. This weekend, organizers said they expected 70,000 people to attend the three-day event. On Friday, more than $3.3 million in cars were auctioned, but the heavy hitting started Saturday.
NEWS
April 28, 2011
COSTA MESA — Classic British cars dating to the 1930s, including models from automakers Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Bentley, will take over the parking lot Sunday at South Coast Plaza for the Barrett-Jackson British Classic Car Show. Vintage vehicles belonging to 100 collectors will be displayed from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Costa Mesa shopping center lot. This is the first year that the event has partnered with the British American Business Council as part of BritWeek, a statewide celebration of "all things British in California," said BABC Executive Director Valerie Blackholly.
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