“Barrett-Cuda” Tribute Car Ready For a Lucky Buyer

September 23rd, 2011

LAS VEGAS – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation will auction a Pure Power Motorsports custom built “Barrett-Cuda” tribute car at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on Friday, September 23, Lot #370.1.The car is a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda that the Pure Power Motorsports team has rebuilt into the ultimate tribute car to commemorate Barrett-Jackson’s 40th Anniversary. All proceeds from the sale of this car will benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation whose mission is to provide SUPPORT for those with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.

“We’re really proud to be rolling this car across the Barrett-Jackson stage,” says Darrell Gwynn, President of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. “It’s a tribute to Barrett-Jackson, an organization that has meant so much to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. We’ll be donating another wheelchair and changing another person’s life at the auction thanks to the support of Barrett-Jackson. I also thank Mike Langston and all the donors and builders for making this project happen.”

In addition to the “Barrett-Cuda” car, the winning bidder will receive a complimentary Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving class courtesy of Bondurant. Featuring the Corvette Coupe, this course combines advanced street driving skills with proven racing techniques to give students a hands-on experience like no other. A great one-day program for the race enthusiast and the ideal follow up class for Lap the Oval, RPM, and Performance Driving Experience with graduates offering instruction on skid control, proper line techniques, accident avoidance and on track driving.

The car is being built by longtime Darrell Gwynn Foundation supporters Mike Langston and Dick Koch of Pure Power Motorsports and donated for auction at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas. The car is a 1-of-1 special edition, Grand Touring type model, with a new Hemi engine, widened rear quarters and painted in Barrett-Jackson’s colors. The 1971 Plymouth Barracuda shell was donated by Scott Milestone and the 572 Hemi Engine was donated by Tom & Cindy Wright, discounted by Mopar and built by Gary Stanton.