A 1996 Ford Mustang and 2014 Hot Wheels® Ford Transit Connect to Continue Charity Tradition
UNCASVILLE, CT – June 19, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The unmatched excitement of charity vehicles sold at Barrett-Jackson will once again take center stage during the 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction, June 21-24, 2017, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Among the vehicles set to cross the block is a one-of-a-kind 2014 Hot Wheels® Ford Transit Connect donated by Ford Motor Company to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.
“We’re committed to facilitating lasting, positive change that comes from the sale of these charity vehicles,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’ve already helped raise more than $2.7 million for charity this year and are excited to surpass the $94 million raised throughout our 47-year history. It is a wonderful testament to our consignors and bidders, who embrace the opportunity to affect the lives of countless deserving people.”
A 1996 Ford Mustang (Lot #3001), winner of the 2016 Quaker State Best in Class Competition, was generously donated back to Jordan Vocational High School to be auctioned at Mohegan Sun.
Lot #3001 is a 1996 Ford Mustang built by students at Jordan Vocational High School in Columbus, Georgia. It sold earlier this year at the Palm Beach Auction and was then donated back by the winning bidders, John and Jeanette Staluppi, to spur additional funds for the Jordan students. This Mustang represents the spirit and enthusiasm of the kids who built it, and the entire hammer price will benefit Jordan Vocational High School.
“There’s a tangible energy in the room whenever a charity vehicle crosses the block, and we saw that with Jordan High School’s Mustang in Palm Beach,” said Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president. “Giving back and helping those in need is naturally ingrained in the collector car community and is part of what makes the Barrett-Jackson experience such an enduring memory for everyone.”
Ford Motor Company is also auctioning the world’s only “life-size” Hot Wheels® Transit Connect. Lot #3002 was revealed at the 2013 SEMA Show and features an entirely custom, Euro-look wide-body kit, gullwing doors, custom 20-inch wheels, sleeping quarters and tool storage. The custom interior has a secondary floor to cover the tool storage, a 55-inch TV, two rear door tablets and Recaro® seats. Because Barrett-Jackson waives all fees on charity cars, every dollar of this vehicle’s hammer price will benefit Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.
The 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction will be broadcast on Discovery, Discovery Turbo UK, Velocity and Velocity Canada. For specific television schedules, please click here.
Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC