Sunday, June 19, 2016

Velocity And Discovery Channel Bring The Heat This Summer With 18 Hours Of Barrett-Jackson Live From Mohegan Sun

Barrett-Jackson’s Inaugural Auction From the Northeast U.S. Airs Live on Velocity and Discovery Channel LIVE Beginning Thursday, June 23-- -- N.F.L. All-Pro Greg Olsen to Auction a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Live on Velocity for Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation benefiting The HEARTest Yard

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible will cross the Barrett-Jackson
auction block at Mohegan Sun to benefit The HEARTest Yard

Velocity and Discovery Channel are bringing the heat this summer with the hottest collector cars under the sun during 18 hours of BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE from the inaugural Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun beginning Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25, 2016. Barrett-Jackson’s first ever auction from the Northeastern United States will spotlight extraordinary vehicles including a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro that Greg Olsen of the N.F.L’s Carolina Panthers will auction for charity, and a striking, rare 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2.

Additionally, the wide range of automobiles from vintage to custom and supercars to late models will hit the auction block during live coverage on Velocity starting Thursday, June 23 at 4 PM ET through Saturday, June 25, and during Discovery Channel’s live broadcast on June 25 from 12-3 PM ET. 

Please see below for the full BARRETT- JACKSON LIVE U.S. broadcast schedule.

BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE U.S. Broadcast Schedule (All Times ET):

  • Thursday, June 23 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Velocity
  • Friday, June 24 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Velocity
  • Saturday, June 25 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Discovery Channel 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Velocity

BARRETT- JACKSON LIVE cohosts Chris Jacobs and Cristy Lee return to bring viewers every bit of action from the auction floor as Barrett-Jackson heads to the Northeast for the first time. Chris and Cristy, joined by Bob Varsha, Steve Magnante and Rick DeBruhl will be behind the scenes from the renowned staging lane to the thrill in the bidder’s box. Follow along as they experience Mohegan Sun’s expansive grounds.

BARRETT–JACKSON LIVE is thriving and we’re excited to rev up our audience this summer as we present the world’s greatest collector car auction in the Northeast for the first time in history,” said Robert Scanlon, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Velocity and Automotive Content. “With more than 500 cars crossing the block in just three days, makes this auction a must-see event.”

BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE brings the top rides to the Northeast auction as viewers will get the chance to see some of the most impressive vehicles. 

A few must-see cars this year include a 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 with Michelin XWX radials, a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback and a 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird, being one of the only 77 HEMI Birds with an automatic transmission. 

BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE will also feature charity cars with sales benefiting reputable charities. Carolina Panthers All-Pro tight end Greg Olsen is auctioning off his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible with 100% of the hammer price going to Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation benefitting The HEARTest Yard.

“The auction at Mohegan Sun is an exciting moment for our BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE coverage,” said David Lee, Vice President of Production and Development for Velocity. “Our talented crew is set to deliver viewers the auction’s captivating excitement and inside information only Velocity’s hosts can provide. We encourage everyone watching on Velocity and Discovery Channel to deepen their Barrett-Jackson experience by playing Auction Insider on their computer or mobile device.”

The online and mobile game “Auction Insider” returns to BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE for the Northeast auction allowing viewers to play along at home in the competitive, thrilling Barrett-Jackson bidding process. Every hour during the BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE audiences playing “Auction Insider” will test their appraisal skills by guessing the hammer price on a car crossing the auction block. Viewers interested in playing “Auction Insider” can register to play by logging on to on their computer or mobile device. Hourly prizes include Apple iPads with each player eligible to win the grand prize of a trip for two to the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club following the conclusion of the auction. Auction Insider is produced for Velocity by iPowow.

BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE is produced for Velocity and Discovery Channel by Discovery Studios. For Velocity, David Lee and Peter Neal are executive producers. Robert Scanlon is executive vice president and general manager of Velocity and Automotive Content.

About Velocity

Velocity, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is the only upscale men’s cable network that focuses on thrilling automotive for its viewers. Velocity programming is diverse, intelligent and engaging, capturing the best of the human experience as told by the top experts in the field. Formerly HD Theater, the fully HD network is available in 68 million homes. For more information on Velocity, please visit, on Facebook at or on Twitter @Velocity.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, Science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit

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