Now, its not actually Dodge that started this news. Instead, its an IndieGoGo user named Jan Tobias Lombard, who started an online campaign on social media. Basically, he is asking for people to make a donation so that he could earn $1,072,500 and buy himself a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. In exchange for the pledge, he is offering those who donated at least $325 to drag race with him.
Right, you guys are probably thinking this is some sort of scam. The dude is simply trying his luck to get his hands on the hottest car that will soon be out in the market (without using his own money).
Lombard promises his backers that if he reaches his goal, and gets one of the Dodge Demons, they will have a chance to experience it as he goes around the country renting drag strips, so he can race with them.
Meanwhile, for those who can afford to donate the $325, they can pay whatever amount they want and still get freebies in return including keychains, shirts, and hoodies, a tumbler or hats. And like I mentioned earlier, those who will give $325 or more will be put on Lombard’s list of people to race. Besides that, they will get a numbered case containing a file (in a USB) of their quarter-mile race against the Challenger SRT Demon, as his way of saying thank you.
Lombard adds that if this campaign ends successfully, backers will be able to race against a Tesla Model S P100D, McLaren 675LT, Lamborghini Aventador. And he will even add more vehicles to that list if he reaches 120- to 150-percent backing. Now, this is starting to sound more sketchy. I mean, how can he get his hands on all these cars? It sounds a little too good to be true.
After posting his campaign of social media platforms including IndieGoGo, Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter, it seems like this will remain just a dream for Lombard - with 25 days remaining before the campaign ends, he has only earned $1. The one and only backer even made a remark online saying that “I figured it’d be funny to donate but not more than a buck’s worth of funny”.
I guess people are just not gullible enough these days. But in case you would like to support him, consider that if the campaign ends without reaching his over a million goal, Lombard will still get to keep all the money that will be donated. So think twice.