ONE YEAR LATER: How two special cars became part of Las Vegas’ healing process

Like the rest of the world, Barrett-Jackson was profoundly shocked and saddened by the tragic Oct. 1, 2017, shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and hundreds of others injured.
The tragedy hit very close to home for the Barrett-Jackson team, which was preparing for the 10th Annual Las Vegas Auction to be held just days later at “ground zero” where the horrific event took place.
“We had many friends in attendance at the concert, and were deeply saddened to learn the son of one of our valued customers tragically lost his life,” remembers Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson. “There were no words to express our sorrow as we all tried to cope with what happened. Like many around the country, our focus immediately turned to what we could do to help.”
Immediately after the shooting took place, a number of funds were established to help the victims – most notably the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund, which collected more than $31.4 million. Knowing the victims were already being assisted in a big way made Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis, once a police officer himself, turn his thoughts to the first responders. “First responders, in my opinion, are almost taken for granted in many cases,” he says. “Based on the magnitude and scope of the tragedy, there were many acts of bravery by the first responders – from police, fire, EMTs, security staff, hospital personnel, even counselors – that went unheralded.”

2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake

It was an incredible moment at the 2017 Las Vegas Auction when the hammer dropped on a $1 million bid on Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis’ 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, 100% of which has benefited Las Vegas first responders.

Davis and his wife Janie discussed what could be done, and decided to donate their personal 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake – a rare 40th Anniversary Edition and the 11th manufactured that year – to be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas event, with 100% of the sale price going to the city’s first responders through the Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF). The sale ended up being one of the biggest – and most emotional – moments in the nearly 50-year history of Barrett-Jackson when DC Solar, led by COO Paulette Carpoff and President/CEO Jeff Carpoff, had the winning bid of $1 million.
The IPOF graciously stepped forward and offered to manage the funds, which Davis wanted to make sure went to a wide variety of deserving organizations throughout the Las Vegas community. “I believe it was unprecedented to select one charity to be the overseer and distribution hub,” says Davis. “The IPOF formed a committee and did a comprehensive analysis, and distributed the money in a way that positively impacted the community at large, which is very, very satisfying.
“We spent six months selecting worthy organizations as the recipients of this generous and much-appreciated donation,” said Lieutenant Erik Lloyd, President of the IPOF. “There are so many deserving first responder organizations, and we made every effort to donate to those in our community that are on the front lines of law enforcement, rescue and safety in Nevada.” One-half of the funds from the sale was distributed to local firefighters, trauma personnel, EMTs and security officers; the remainder will be used by the IPOF for future distribution to the families of officers injured or killed in the line of duty.

DC Solar's Paulette and Jeff Carpoff

DC Solar’s Paulette and Jeff Carpoff with representatives from the Injured Police Officers fund and the 27 Las Vegas community organizations that benefited from the sale of the Super Snake.

In all, 27 organizations were awarded a grant by the IPOF, using the funds from the sale of the Super Snake, a fact of which the folks at DC Solar are understandably proud. “Although working with first responders is part of our daily business at DC Solar, as members of the Las Vegas community, it is also very personal work for us,” says Paulette Carpoff. “Jeff and I are incredibly humbled to have played a role in the distribution of grants to so many Las Vegas organization, all of which perform invaluable services that we simply could not do without.”
The Super Snake was not the only car from the 2017 Las Vegas Auction that went on to help others affected by the tragedy. NASCAR Foundation Chairman Mike Helton stepped up and donated his 2016 Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Edition – one of less than 50 special-edition Wranglers built by Jeep – to benefit the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program Fund. With Helton and NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace onstage, the rare Jeep crossed the block and raised $100,000.

NASCAR Foundation Chairman Mike Helton, NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace, 2016 Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Edition

With NASCAR Foundation Chairman Mike Helton and NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace onstage, Helton’s rare 2016 Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Edition crossed the block and raised $100,000 for the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program Fund.

“The money will make a significant difference for medical students,” said Dr. Dale Carrison, chair of emergency medicine at the UNLV School of Medicine. “These gifts will help us offer outstanding training to physicians who are specializing in emergency medicine, many of whom were involved in caring for patients during the tragedy in Las Vegas.”
Now, a year later, it’s a time to look back, remember and reflect – but not forget. “I’d like to think that we as a team – and me, individually, donating something that was very close to my heart – helped spur the healing process,” says Davis. “We helped turn the corner. We’ll never forget the horrific tragedy that took place, but we will stand strong with the community of Las Vegas, which we feel we’re a part of, and help build a future that makes us stronger going forward.”
Jackson agrees, adding, “Our country will always be resilient, and we knew the collector car community would join together with Barrett-Jackson at our auction to help at that very difficult time. We can never do enough to thank and honor those who serve our country and the first responders who risk their lives to save others during these awful events.”

The Badge Cigar – Fundraiser Oct 1

The Badge cigar by En Fuego. After the Oct 1 shootings last year we wanted to make a limited cigar to honor the amazing first responders in our city. We had a top factory in Esteli, Nicaragua make us a blend for LV Metro Police. The cigar has a blue ribbon band at the foot to represent Blue.
We are selling the cigar for $12.50 a piece and will donate $1.50 per Cigar to the injured policeman’s fund.
We plan to release the Cigar 3 or 4 times a year in batches of 100 to 200.

51/49 RAFFLE Presented by the Injured Police Officer's Fund

The Injured Police Officers Fund
The Injured Police Officers Fund presents a 51/49 Raffle at the Vegas Golden Knights game on September 16,2018. The game will take place at T-Mobile Arena.
One lucky participant will win 51 percent of the proceeds from the raffle.
Where to Enter
51/49 kiosks and mobile sellers can be found throughout the T-Mobile Arena Main concourse during every home game.
Stationary Kiosk Locations:
Main Concourse Leve behind Section 13
Main Concourse Level behind Section 215
Main Concourse Level behind Section 7
Mobile Sellers will also be wandering throughout the Arena! Look for them in the Red t-shirts!
Ticket Prices
5 for $10
20 for $20
80 for $40
300 for $100
Credit card payments are accepted at all kiosks and handhelds!
Winner Selection, Announcement & Redemption
Stationary kiosks and mobile sellers will sell tickets until the end of the second intermission. The winning 51/49 Raffle number will be announced during the 3rd Period.
The winner does not need to be present to win. He or she has 30 days to claim the prize.
Additional information regarding redemption is located at the bottom of each 51/49 Raffle ticket.

  1. If you would like to claim the prize or have any additional questions, please contact
    Minddie Lloyd at [email protected]

51/49 Raffle Results;

Injured Police Officers Fund
By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Injured Police Officers Fund , which shall be binding and final as to all matters related to each Raffle. Official Rules are available at Raffle Headquarters within T-Mobile Arena and will be posted online at ( The Official Rules should be read before ticket purchase.

SPONSOR: The sponsor of the Raffle is Injured Police Officers Fund , a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. The address at which Injured Police Officers Fund may be contacted is: 9330 West Lake Mead Boulevard, Suite 130 Las Vegas, NV 89134. This Raffle is conducted pursuant to Nevada law, and is void outside of Nevada.
RAFFLE DATE AND PERIOD; HOW TO ENTER: Injured Police Officers Fund will conduct one (1) Raffle during the Vegas Golden Knights home game. Raffle tickets will be sold at T-Mobile Arena, during the game. Ticket sales will cease during the third period of the game, with the exact time to be determined in Injured Police Officers Fund’s sole judgment.
ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER: While available, Raffle tickets may be purchased only by persons 18 years or older in accordance with these Official Rules. Purchased Raffle tickets are only valid for the Drawing (defined below) that takes place on the date on which the Raffle ticket was purchased.
The following persons are NOT ELIGIBLE to participate in the Raffle or to win any Prize: employees, officers, directors, shareholders and members of The Injured Police Officers Fund and/or Black Knights Sports and Entertainment LLC (dba Vegas Golden Knights) (each an “Ineligible Party”), and their Immediate Family Members (as defined below) and members of their same household (whether legally related or not). “Immediate family members” means a spouse, parent, legal guardian, grandparent, sibling, child and grandchild of an Ineligible Party.
PURCHASING RAFFLE TICKETS: While supplies last, Raffle tickets will be sold as described below. There is no limit to the number of Raffle tickets an eligible individual may purchase. Ticket Price: $20.00.
No discounts or complementary tickets will be given. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase in person by eligible persons (see “ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER” above).
NUMBER OF RAFFLE TICKETS: There is no minimum and no maximum number of tickets that must be sold.
ODDS: The odds of winning the Prize depends on the number of valid tickets sold.
PRIZE/PAYMENT: The Raffle prize consists of and is limited to a cash prize equal to fifty-one percent (51%) of the gross Raffle ticket sales revenue. Gross Raffle ticket sales shall be as determined Injured Police Officers Fund in its sole discretion. All gross proceeds of each Raffle will benefit Injured Police Officers Fund and the programs and charitable donations that Injured Police Officers Fund supports.
Subject to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, a check in the amount of the prize, net of any withholding or other taxes or assessments required or permitted to be withheld by The Injured Police Officers Fund under applicable federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations, will be mailed to the prize winner within forty-five (45) days after the date of the Drawing (defined below), after The Injured Police Officers Fund has verified the winning Raffle ticket and prize winner has satisfied all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, including return of all forms and documents to The Injured Police Officers Fund (which may be required to withhold federal taxes in accordance with IRS regulations, and will do so as a pre-condition of winner receiving prize money). Winner is otherwise solely responsible for any and all costs, fees, additional taxes, or expenses associated with prize award, receipt and use, including, without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes on the prize. If applicable, prize winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the amount of the prize. No substitution, assignment, refund or transfer of a prize is permitted, except by The Injured Police Officers Fund .
TRANSFER OF RAFFLE ENTRIES: Persons who purchase Raffle tickets may opt to give away their raffle tickets, but in doing so they give up any claim they might otherwise have to the Prize if they give away a winning Raffle ticket. Purchasers of Raffle tickets may not resell their Raffle tickets to other parties, and may not knowingly give such Raffle tickets away to others for the purpose of allowing those other parties to re-sell such Raffle tickets. All Raffle tickets which have been resold in violation of these Official Rules shall be void. All individuals who re-sell Raffle tickets in violation of these Official Rules shall be ineligible to participate in the Raffle or to win the Prize.
DRAWING: Each Potential Winner (defined below) will be selected in a random drawing from eligible Entries received (the “Drawing”). The potential winner need not be present to win. A Drawing will be held on the date of the Vegas Golden Knights home game in which the tickets were sold, during the third period of the game. If for any reason whatsoever the Drawing cannot be held at that time, it will be held within a reasonable time thereafter. Entries that are not selected in the Drawing are not valid for future Drawings, and will be discarded. The winning ticket number will also be posted on ( within 24 hours of the drawing and will remain posted on the website for 30 calendar days. The winning ticket number will be announced during the third period of the Vegas Golden Knight’s home game played that day. The owner of the winning Raffle tickets (a “Potential Winner”) must claim the Prize no later than 5:00p.m. PST on the 30th calendar day after the date of the Drawing. Potential Winner will forfeit the Prize if he or she does not present the winning ticket to The Injured Police Officers Fund by 5:00 p.m. PST on the 30th calendar day after the date of the Drawing, at which time, if the Prize is not claimed, it will become the property of The Injured Police Officers Fund and will not be remitted to the Potential Winner.
DETERMINATION OF OFFICIAL WINNER(S): The Injured Police Officers Fund shall have the sole discretion to determine whether a Potential Winner is an official winner of a Prize (an “Official Winner”). The Injured Police Officers Fund’s decision concerning the identity of Official Winners shall be final and binding. To become an Official Winner: (1) the Potential Winner must be eligible to participate in the Raffle under these Official Rules and must not be in violation of these Official Rules as determined in The Injured Police Officers Fund’s sole judgment; (2) the Potential Winner’s winning entry must be inspected and verified in person by The Injured Police Officers Fund by the deadline specified above; (3) the Potential Winner must execute and return to The Injured Police Officers Fund an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release on a form to be provided by The Injured Police Officers Fund before the Prize is awarded; and (4) the Potential Winner must provide The Injured Police Officers Fund with all tax identification information required by federal, state or local law and, where applicable, provide The Injured Police Officers Fund with payment for any required withholding taxes due prior to that Potential Winner’s receipt of a Prize. If for any reason whatsoever all of the foregoing requirements are not satisfied with respect to a particular Potential Winner, or if The Injured Police Officers Fund is unable for any reason to identify the holder of a winning Raffle Ticket, then the Potential Winner’s Prize will be deemed forfeited and become the property of The Injured Police Officers Fund . Any entry that The Injured Police Officers Fund determines, in its sole judgment, was stolen, unissued, ineligible, altered counterfeit in whole or in part, defective, printed in duplicate or printed/produced in error will be void.
The Injured Police Officers Fund shall use the following rules to determine the identity of any Potential Winner and of the Official Winner of each Prize: The Injured Police Officers Fund shall conclusively presume that the person who is in possession of that Raffle ticket is the lawful owner of that Raffle ticket and that ticket’s winning number, and The Injured Police Officers Fund shall not make, nor have any duty to make, any inquiry whatsoever into the circumstances under which that person came into possession of such winning Raffle ticket. In the unlikely event that an error or problem in the administration of the Raffle results in two (2) or more Raffle ticket purchasers holding winning Raffle tickets that contain identical ticket numbers, then the person who has record of the earliest ticket purchase shall be deemed to hold the winning Entry.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Released Parties (defined below under “RELEASE OF LIABILITY”) “) are not responsible for: (1) Entries which are stolen, lost, damaged, illegible, given away or no longer in the purchaser’s possession, (2) Entries that have been or may have been tampered with or re-sold in violation of these Official Rules; (3) Entries or payments that are delayed, misdirected, undelivered, not fully captured, or garbled; (4) any other errors of any kind, whether human, typographical, printing, mechanical, or electronic in nature, which relate to or are connected with the Raffle (collectively, as described in clauses (1) through (4), “Errors”), including without limitation Errors in Raffle-related materials or in the administration of the Raffle, such as Errors in processing Entries, identifying Potential Winners, determining the Official Winners, or announcing or delivering a Prize. In addition, the Released Parties are not responsible if any portion of the Raffle is compromised, in The Injured Police Officers Fund’s sole judgment, by non-authorized activity or other causes which, in Vegas Golden Knight’s sole judgment, corrupt or impair the administration, security or fairness of the Raffle, or the proper submission or capture of Entries (collectively, a “Compromising Event”). In the event of a Compromising Event, The Injured Police Officers Fund reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the Raffle. If the Raffle is not terminated, The Injured Police Officers Fund reserves the right to select winners from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received before the known occurrence or discovery of such Comprising Event. All Entry purchases shall be final, and no refunds or replacements will be issued by The Injured Police Officers Fund . The Injured Police Officers Fund reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Raffle process or the operation of the Raffle or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Raffle is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, The Injured Police Officers Fund reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Vegas Golden Knight’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision or any other provision of these Official Rules. The Injured Police Officers Fund has sole and final decision on admissibility of entries and the determination of Official Winners.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By entering, each entrant agrees to abide and be bound to these Official Rules, and to release, indemnify and hold harmless:
The Injured Police Officers Fund , Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC (dba Vegas Golden Knights), National Hockey League and its Member Teams, T-Mobile Arena and its partners, all event sponsors and each of their respective directors, officers, owners, shareholders, subsidiaries, members, partners, agents, representatives, employees, successors, parents, heirs, executors, administrators and affiliates (individually a “Released Party” and collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability, claims, losses, damages or causes of action of any kind (however named or described) with respect to or arising out of (i) entrant’s participation in the Raffle or winning any Prize, or (ii) entrant’s acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this Raffle or any Raffle related activity. In addition, each Winner agrees to release, indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind rising in connection with or as a result of participating in the Raffle or the Winner’s acceptance or use of any Prize.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: A Raffle entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy for any Released Party’s breach of duty or conduct related to the Raffle shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for his or her Raffle ticket(s). In no event shall any Released Party be liable to any person for any loss or injuries to earnings, profits or goodwill, or for any incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages of any person or entity whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise, arising out of the Raffle.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: Each Official Winner, by accepting his or her Prize, grants The Injured Police Officers Fund , Black Knights Sports and Entertainment LLC (dba Vegas Golden Knights), the National Hockey League, and each entity’s designees and affiliates, full permission, except where legally prohibited, to use that Official Winner’s name, address (city and state only), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and Prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation and without notice, review or approval, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet and world wide web, in perpetuity.
TRADEMARKS: All trademarks are the property of their respective owners, and may not be used except with express written consent of the trademark owners.
DISPUTES; SEVERABILITY: Each Raffle participant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Raffle, or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and solely and exclusively in a federal or state court located in Las Vegas, Nevada, and each Raffle participant submits to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction of said courts in Nevada for any such dispute and irrevocably waives any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred to purchase the Raffle Tickets, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket costs to purchase the Raffle tickets, and entrant waives any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participants or The Injured Police Officers Fund in connection with the Raffle shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Nevada, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds that any provision of these Official Rules, or their application to a particular persons or circumstances, is invalid or unenforceable to any extent, then the remainder of these Official Rules, and the application of all of these Official Rules to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected by that determination, and shall remain enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

2018 Thin Blue Line – Hockey Tournament

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IPOF Car Show

Hot rods, muscle cars and other motorized machines dazzled onlookers during a classic car show Saturday at Sunset Park in Las Vegas.
With a 300-vehicle limit, the show hosted a variety of vintage, originals and hot rods. Also, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department put on an emergency vehicle display.
Entries to the show were eligible for one of the Top 60 trophies and awards, including Sheriff’s Pick, People’s Choice and Best of Show.
Mike Yturralde brought his 1959 Volkswagen bus to the show.
Yturralde, known as “Hippy Mike,” said he has had the bus for about eight years, which was almost completely gutted when he got it.
“(It’s) a lot of fun,” he said.
Proceeds from the event benefited the Injured Police Officers Fund.

2019 IPOF Car Show


Open to all vehicles – 300 vehicle limit
Cars, trucks & Special Interest Vehicles including
Vintage, Originals, Classics, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars,
Street Rods, Competition Vehicles, Custom Vehicles

Sunday, March 31, 2019 @ Sunset Park

Show hours: 10AM to 3PM
Entry arrival at 8AM
Awards at 3PM
INFO: [email protected]

* Refund Policy: No refunds IF there is a cancellation due to bad weather on the day of the event.
* Top 60+ Trophies & Awards plus Dignitary Trophies & Awards * Sheriff’s Pick * Participant’s Pick Trophy *Peoples Choice Trophy* Club Participation Trophies * Best of Show ** Vendors * Food & Beverage Concessions *

* Proceeds Benefit the Injured Police Officers Fund *

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12th John & Goldie Moran Golf Classic


All proceeds of the tournament will be donated to the Injured Police Officer’s Fund, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation, so please come out on Monday, November 20, 2017, and enjoy a fun-filled and exciting round of golf, knowing you are supporting & participating in a noble cause.
Monday, Nov 20th, 2017
Check In: 7:00am
Start Time: 8:00am

Red Rock Country Club
2250 A- Red Springs Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89135

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