Ford to sell last retail 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible at Hot August Nights

Article by Anita Panait, on August 8, 2013

Ford Motor Co. has confirmed its return to Hot August Nights scheduled on August 2 to 11, 2013. To mark its return and in the charitable spirit of the annual event, the carmaker is selling at no reserve its last retail 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible at the inaugural Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson in Reno, Texas.

Proceeds from the sale will go to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), an organization backed by Indy 500 winner, Parnelli Jones. Jones will attend the auction. The winning bidder of the 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible will be given the free hand to select any interior, exterior and stripe color combination offered by Ford on the 2014 Shelby. Jones will also sign the 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible in appreciation for the BIAA donation.

Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford, remarked that the Shelby GT500 is “already one of the world’s greatest muscle cars,” thanks to its 662-horsepower of output, superb handling and a 0-60 acceleration time below 4.0 seconds. He remarked that the thrill of owning “such a rare and important car” is certainly appealing, adding that winner bidder will help fund research to treat serious brain trauma.

Jones was introduced to the BIAA after his son Page Jones suffered a severe brain injury during a Sprint Car race. Although his prognosis was not that good, Page Jones recreated a fulfilling, productive and joyous life, thanks to the support of his family. With the documentary “GODSPEED: The Story of Page Jones” both the Jones family and BIAA seek to heighten awareness of the importance of rehabilitation for with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Imagine a sports car morphing into an SUV. Chevrolet initially revealed the FNR Concept at the previous Shanghai Auto Show in 2015. For this year, Chevy once again graces the...
by - April 22, 2017
From the moment FCA kicked off with its 3-month-long ad campaign until the day it unveiled the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, folks have been guessing what the exact figures...
by - April 22, 2017
Some people may think Audi Sport is a new company but it is in fact the motorsport division of Audi combined with the best of what Quattro GmbH can offer....
by - April 21, 2017
It is not a big secret that premium customers in China have a strong penchant for luxury cars with a spacious interior. In particular, premium customers in China purchase luxury...
by - April 21, 2017
Chinese automaker Chery did not leave a good impression last time they were in Australia - due to its cheap design. But this year, Chery showcases its new Tiggo Sport...
by - April 21, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries