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  • Posted Wednesday January 10, 2018

Barrett-Jackson will auction beautifully restored Monte Carlo SS to benefit TGen cancer research

First ‘Project Prestone’ resto-mod will cross the auction block Jan. 18 at WestWorld of Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jan. 10, 2018 — You know it mostly for its antifreeze/coolant, but at this year’s 2018 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Prestone has joined the resto-mod craze with a beautifully restored 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aero Coupe that will be sold to benefit cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

Black with yellow details (the colors of Prestone), this restored and modified two-door Monte Carlo has all new and upgraded interior, paint, suspension, brakes, exhaust, transmission, sound system and graphics package.

It will be sold to the highest bidder during Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction, Jan. 13-21, at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road. One hundred percent of the hammered auction price will go to the Barrett-Jackson Cancer Research Fund at TGen, established in 2010 by auction Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson in memory of his father, Russ, and brother, Brian, whose lives were cut short by cancer.

“I’ve been involved in countless restorations, starting at a young age, and I can appreciate the tremendous amount of work that goes into this incredibly rewarding experience,” Craig Jackson said. “We are proud to once again donate a special collector car for charity and have the entire hammered price going to support the incredible work being done at TGen.”

The “Project Prestone” car was unveiled this summer at a Barrett-Jackson event in Connecticut. Since then it has undergone a complete transformation and is being featured at the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom in Scottsdale until it crosses the auction block at WestWorld at about 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 18.

“Barrett-Jackson was the first collector car auction to embrace the Resto-Mod movement, making ‘Project Prestone’ a perfect fit for us,” said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “We continue to set the trends in the collector car world, and the interest and growth of the Resto-Mod segment is a great example of how what happens at Barrett-Jackson can impact multiple generations of collectors.”

Contributing partners helping with #ProjectPrestone include: Sherwin Williams; Reliable Carriers, Inc.; Eastwood; Chevrolet Performance; Adam’s Polishes; Magnaflow; Pennzoil; BFGoodrich; Dixie Restoration Depot; Rolling Motorsports; Forgeline; Savior; Edelbrock; Summit Racking Equipment; Stanley Black & Decker; Optima Batteries; Detroit Speed, Inc.; Clarion; DeWalt; Lingenfelter Performance Engineering; Mac Tools; Wildwood; Direct Lift; and Safety Kleen.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Barrett-Jackson on this build,” said Randy Fisher, Vice President of Marketing at Prestone. “Given the caliber of both the Barrett-Jackson auctions and their in-house restoration team, this build embodies Prestone’s rich history and passion for cars, as well as our continued commitment to innovation and performance, which we’ve focused on for the last 90 years.”

Over the last eight years, Barrett-Jackson has donated numerous cars for auction to benefit TGen, and has raised nearly $2 million for TGen’s cancer research. Total giving for all charitable causes by Barrett-Jackson over the years tops $95 million.

“This year, Craig Jackson has rallied many of the leaders in the automotive industry to bring hope and answers to cancer patients and their families,” said Michael Bassoff, President of the TGen Foundation. “We are extremely grateful to the Barrett-Jackson organization, and this year to Prestone and all of their partners, who are helping TGen researchers make remarkable strides towards better cancer treatments, and eventually cures.’’

Visit the TGen booth at the auction.

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About TGen
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit).  TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. TGen is affiliated with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center: This precision medicine affiliation enables both institutes to complement each other in research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen. For more information, visit: Follow TGen on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter @TGen.

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About Barrett-Jackson Auction Co.
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. Barrett-Jackson produces The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions® in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; the Northeast at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun and Las Vegas, Nevada, where hundreds of the most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. With an unprecedented expert staff, including Craig Jackson and Steve Davis, who have nearly a century of combined experience in the automotive field, Barrett-Jackson offers the most diverse and desirable inventory, accompanied with trustworthy and transparent customer service. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings.

About Prestone
Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Prestone is the number one branded consumer choice for antifreeze/coolant, brake fluid, and power steering fluid in North America. Prestone manufactures and markets antifreeze/coolant, brake and power steering fluid, windshield washer fluid and other leading vehicle maintenance products. Prestone antifreeze/coolant has protected vehicle cooling systems since 1927. To get the latest information, you can look to Prestone’s website, YouTube or by following Prestone on social media:, or

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