WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS... AIRS LIVE ON VELOCITY AND DISCOVERY CHANNEL IN "BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE" SEPTEMBER 24-26 FROM LAS VEGAS
--Velocity and Discovery Channel to Broadcast 24 Hours of Live Coverage of the Final Barrett-Jackson Auction of 2015--
(Silver Spring, Md.) - The glitz, glamour and bright lights of Las Vegas serve as the backdrop for BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE on Velocity and Discovery Channel Thursday, September 24 through Saturday, September 26. The networks will team up to broadcast 24 hours of live, world premiere coverage of the last Barrett-Jackson auction in 2015 from heart of the Las Vegas strip - the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino beginning on September 24 at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT on Velocity.
BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE U.S. Broadcast Schedule (All Times ET):
Thursday, September 24
2 - 10 PM on Velocity
Friday, September 25
2 - 10 PM on Velocity
Saturday, September 26
2 - 4 PM on Velocity
4 - 8 PM on Discovery Channel
8 - 10 PM on Velocity
The Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson auction will feature some of the flashiest, most desirable cars to cross the block this year including:
· A rare 1968 Corvette 427 L88, one of the most elusive Corvettes on the market - Less than 100 of them exist
· Legendary builder Rick Dobbertin's 1965 Chevrolet Nova, one of the one of the most significant and important custom cars ever built
· A fully restored 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Conversion
· A 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 Super Duty
· A 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible
· American Supercar 2012 Falcon F7 VIN #001 and more
The BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE Broadcast Team:
Jacobs is co-host of Velocity's OVERHAULIN', television's longest running automotive restoration show. He is a television personality known for his hosting work on "The Insider", "Entertainment Tonight" and the NFL Network. Jacobs also hosts several shows on the Discovery Channel. In his spare time he is self-proclaimed "gearhead" and lover of Mopar.
Car Insights Expert and Interview Correspondent
Evernham is host of the series, AMERICARNA and a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion crew chief. From racing modifieds in his early career to winning NASCAR races and championships as Jeff Gordon's crew chief, to owning Evernham Motorsports and becoming a competition consultant to Hendrick Motorsports, Evernham has been involved in just about every facet of the motorsports industry. His series, AMERICARNA, uncovers the stories of some of history's most iconic automobiles.
Debruhl is a veteran auto-racing reporter formally serving as ESPN's pit reporter for NASCAR, IZOD IndyCar Series and the American Le Mans Series races. Prior to a prolific career in motorsports coverage, DeBruhl worked on local news in Phoenix and in Santa Maria Calif.
Auction Block Expert
Joy currently serves as the lap-by-lap voice of Fox Sports' NASCAR Sprint Cup coverage. Following his beginnings at a local track in Massachusetts, Joy has broadcast NASCAR's biggest event, the Daytona 500, 34 times. Previously he also served as FOX Sports' expert analyst for the network's coverage of collector car auctions and vintage auto racing events.
Auction Block Expert
Magnante is the former Technical Editor for Hot Rod Magazine. After a lifelong fascination with cars, Steve landed the job at Hot Rod Magazine to re-emphasize the roots of hot rodding, nostalgia drag racing and focusing on inexpensive junkyard-sourced hot rod projects. He is the author of three CarTech Books and currently a spokesperson for Dodge.
Social Media Correspondent
Lee is a co-host of Velocity's series ALL GIRLS GARAGE, as well as a motorsports reporter, arena host, race commentator and live emcee for several different outlets. Beginning in radio in Detroit, Lee has fielded an extensive career hosting for the NHL, SpeedTV, NASCAR and the AMA Pro Race Circuit.
BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE is produced for Velocity and Discovery Channel by Discovery Studios. For Velocity, David Lee and Peter Neal are executive producers and Robert Scanlon is general manager.
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 63 million homes. For more information on Velocity, please visit Velocity.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/VelocityTV 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 www.discovery.com.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.