The Phoenix Symphony
$60M Worth of Cars to be Displayed November 6 at The Sound of Speed’s “Pit Road” Festival
- Who: Barrett-Jackson, Phoenix International Raceway and The Phoenix Symphony, Tom Wopat of The Dukes of Hazzard
- What: The Phoenix Symphony and Barrett-Jackson celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Phoenix International Raceway with a special event, “The Sound of Speed,” featuring a “Pit Road” Street Festival, VIP party and special concert and world-performance of “The Sound of Speed Overture.” This groundbreaking event is the first partnership of this kind between the NASCAR and the orchestral worlds. Cars on display at the “Pit Road” Festival include:
Bill France’s 1953 Corvette NASCAR
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Competition Convertible
1969 AMC Javelin Trans-Am
2008 Bugatti Veyron
1949 Talbot-Lago T26 Franay Grand Sport
1927 Isotta 8A-SS LeBaron Sport Phaeton
1970 Plymouth Superbird
#88 Dale Jr. NASCAR showcar-Chevrolet
#14 Tony Stewart NASCAR showcar-Chevrolet
2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Race Car, Rusty Wallace
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko Re-Creation from “2 Fast 2 Furious”
General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger
1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
1968 DX-Sunray L88 Corvette Race Car
1966 Shelby Cobra 427
1954 Ferrari 250 Europa
1938 Delahaye 135MS
1958 Mercedes 300 Roadster
1957 Ferrari 257 4-cam
1937 Maserati 6CM Race Car
2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Prudhomme Edition
1956 Jaguar XK-140
1962 Ferrari GTO
1965 Shelby Cobra Coupe
1955 Maserati 250F
1939 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk Custom Hardtop Roadster
Tom Wopat, event MC and performer in “The Sound of Speed” multi-media concert will be on hand at the VIP pre-concert party to sign PGA golfer Bubba Watson’s beloved vehicle, and media are invited to attend to capture this truly remarkable Americana event. Watson arranged for his distinct vehicle to be shipped to Phoenix especially for this signing opportunity with Wopat.
Also on display at the festival is the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko Re-Creation Coupe driven by Paul Walker in the 2003 film, “2 Fast 2 Furious.”
A 2008 Bugatti Veyron, the most expensive car ever produced, will be on display along with other cars owned personally by Craig Jackson. There are at least three high-profile cars on display associated with pro NASCAR drivers: #88 Dale Jr. NASCAR showcar (Chevrolet), #14 Tony Stewart NASCAR showcar (Chevrolet) and a 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Race Car from Rusty Wallace.
- When & Where: Nov. 6 on Third Street in Downtown Phoenix outside Symphony Hall during the Sound of Speed’s “Pit Road” Street Festival.
- Media Availability (available upon request):
Craig Jackson, CEo of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Jim Ward, President and CEO of The Phoenix Symphony
Tickets for the “Pit Road” festival are just $10. Tickets to the performance portion of the evening range from $30 to $99 and include complimentary access to Barrett-Jackson’s “Pit Road” prior to the concert. All tickets can be purchased by calling The Phoenix Symphony box office at 602-495-1999 or online at phoenixsymphony.org.
For more information about The Sound of Speed, visit SoundofSpeed.org.