Sharon Stone and Bret Michaels are teaming to raise awareness for the Barrow Neurological Foundation by promoting the charitable auction of a 1973 DeTomaso Pantera at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction on Friday January 28th in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“Sharon and Bret are longtime members of the Barrett-Jackson family and having them both help promote the sale of this Pantera for Barrow Neurological Foundation will surely make this charity auction one to remember as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary at the Scottsdale Auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.
Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and Nobel Peace Summit Award recipient Sharon Stone is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Barrow Neurological Foundation and survived a life-threatening brain aneurysm and stroke in 2001. She credits Barrow Neurological Institute president and CEO, Dr. Michael T. Lawton, for saving her life.
“The majority of people who go through what happened to me do not survive, let alone recover,” said Stone. “I’m able to be here today walking and talking because of Dr. Lawton.”
Michaels will be in attendance when the Pantera crosses the auction block. He supports the Barrow Neurological Foundation after suffering a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage in 2010. He credits Barrow for saving his life and in 2012 designed, donated and opened the Bret Michael’s Hospitality and Music Room inside the Phoenix-based hospital.
“I’m honored to be able to partner with Craig Jackson and Steve Davis at Barrett-Jackson to be able to give back to my good friends at Barrow, the hospital that helped to save not only my life, but Sharon’s and countless others,” said Michaels.
All proceeds from the sale of the Pantera will go to the Barrow Neurological Foundation and their upcoming Neuro Night fundraising event, scheduled for March 4, 2022, to celebrate the opening of Barrow’s new global headquarters, the Barrow Neuroplex. The Barrow Neuroplex is a centralized facility in downtown Phoenix for clinical research, neurology and neurosurgery for patients.
Founded in 1962, Barrow Neurological Institute was started as a medical center for patients with brain and spine diseases, disorders and injuries. The institute is one of the premier destinations in the world for neurosurgery and neurology.
The black Pantera was donated by Bill Pope and Bob Lavinia, co-owners of the vehicle, and is powered by a 351ci Windsor V8 engine featuring a pair of ported and polished Yates aluminum cylinder heads, Edelbrock high-rise manifold and a Holley 750 double-pumper carburetor. It also features titanium valves, MSD ignition, roller cam and roller rockers. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.
“The generosity of our donors is the fuel for this success,” said Katie Cobb, president of Barrow Neurological Foundation. “The donation of this spectacular sports car is just one example of their unprecedented commitment to raising funds to advance research and care for those suffering from the most challenging and debilitating neurological diseases.”
The Barrett-Jackson collector car auction runs from January 22 to 30 at Westworld of Scottsdale.