Ford is working with the Michigan Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise funds through the auction of a one-of-a-kind 2013 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca (rendering above). Ford Motor Company and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter, are working together to raise money for MS programs and services offered to the 18,000 people in Michigan living with multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. Tickets may be purchased at a special website (http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapter/mig/fundraising-events/mustang-raffle/index.aspx) that was set up to handle the event. Tickets are $10 each or 3 tickets for $20. Visit the site and take a chance to win this special high-performance pony car (worth more than $51.500). The drawing will be held on August 18 (around 5 PM) in Mustang Alley at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Ferndale, MI. For more information (and Mustang deets), check out the release after the jump.
Source: Ford - Press release after the jump.
Source: Hyundai - Press release after the jump.
Source: Jeep - Press release after the jump.
At the recent Barrett-Jackson Auction held in Orange County California, the first production 2013 SRT Viper was auctioned to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. The $300,000 winning bid will go to support children and families dealing with the challenges of pediatric cancer. “We’ve enjoyed a lot of attention since showing the all-new SRT Viper to the world just three months ago in New York; and now being able to use some of that interest in our flagship supercar to generate support for this deserving charity is simply outstanding” said Beth Paretta, Director of Marketing and Operations – SRT Brand. “We’re extremely grateful to team with SRT and Barrett-Jackson on this auction effort,” said Dr. Jim Osborn, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Austin Hatcher Foundation. “The monies raised here will allow us to continue developing and funding services that empower families to live happy, meaningful and successful lives as pediatric cancer survivors.” As you may remember, SRT is now a separate division within Chrysler Corporation and the new 2013 Viper is the division's first all-new model, joining the Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Dodge Charger SRT8, and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.
Source: Chrysler/SRT - Press Release after the jump. Previous Viper post.
Nissan is working with Ministry of Sound to create a mobile "world-class sound system" in a Juke that will be called, wait for it...the "Juke Box." Working with Martin Audio (the builders of MOS' "the Box" club sound system), the companies have created a Juke with a sound system that uses 18,900W to produce 150 decibels of sound that is completely self-sufficient in terms of power and production. The custom-built 19-kilowatt rig that powers the Juke Box's sound system fits into a standard Juke with a set of custom made cabinets and enclosures housing two 18" powered sub units and the same Mid Hi enclosures that are used at Ministry of Sound. This enables exceptionally loud out-put without compromising on sound quality - one of Ministry of Sound's key philosophies. The Juke Box also features an integrated radio studio, allowing anything played on the system to be captured for broadcast via Ministry of Sound's digital radio app. The Juke Box will tour Europe and broadcast the "Nissan Juke Box Sessions" on Ministry of Sound's Digital Radio channel on Mondays. The Juke Box tour begins today at Le Mans and will be featured in the drivers' parade at the start of the world famous 24-hour endurance race. For more info, check out the press release and videos (2) after the jump. Now Nissan needs to work with Vanilla Ice to make the "Ice Cube" for this side of the Atlantic (sorry couldn't resist).
Source: Nissan - Press release and videos after the jump.
Source: Mini - Press release after the jump.
Source: Chevrolet - Press release after the jump.
The winning High Gear Mustang was "inspired by international products in categories such as jewelry, couture clothing, and architecture. High Gear is meant to stimulate the senses by fusing luxury and power." Unique touches include rose-gold chrome accents throughout the exterior and interior; satin-black body; plush, quilted suede seats; and a leather-wrapped interior. Modifications will also be made to the engine, undercarriage, drivetrain and sound system.
As title sponsor of the project, Ford donated a 2013 Ford Mustang GT. Female members of SBN (SEMA Business Network) will perform the hands-on modifications from July to August. The finished car will debut at the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas, then be auctioned on eBay to raise money for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket leaders and innovators.
Source: Ford - Press release and video after the jump.
Source: Fiat/Mazda - Press release after the jump.
Roush Performance and Ford Motorsports have teamed up to create a special one-of-a-kind 2013 Roush Stage 3 Mustang (regular 2013 Roush Mustang shown) to benefit the SAE Science and Technology Foundation's education programs. The auction will be held at the SAE Foundation's 25th Anniversary Celebration, which is being held Wednesday, May 16 at Ford Field. The special Stage 3 Mustang will feature a Ford Racing "Aluminator" long block (625 hp and 540 ft-lbs of torque) engine, a Roush-tuned suspension, custom SVT GT500 track pack wheels, Roush custom body components, and a customized Roush interior. Go to the SAE Foundation event website to view the actual vehicle. "We know how to make math and engineering cool again in the eyes of young students," said Matt Miller, director of the SAE Foundation and pre-professional programs. "To date more than four million students have been touched by the K-12 and collegiate programs in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces and territories." If a special Mustang fits your needs and you would like to help out science and technology education at the same time contact Renée Hayes at 724-772-8508 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event. Of course, if you happen to be in the area, you could attend. Tickets are $320 each (this is a charity event) and pre-registry is suggested. The press releases (with links) after the jump include the Roush release announcing the new 2013 Roush Mustangs as well as a Roush video of the Stage 3 Mustang.
Source: NewsPress USA/SAE/Roush - Press releases after the jump.