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10 02 08

TONY STEWART SPRINT CUP WINNING RACE CAR TO BE AUCTIONED AT SCOTTSDALE BARRETT-JACKSON COLLECTOR CAR EVENT

Proceeds Benefit Nonprofit Darrell Gwynn Foundation

 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – (Oct. 2, 2008) – One of two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart’s winning races cars will be sold during the 2009 Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, a Florida-based nonprofit and an official charity of Barrett-Jackson.

The #20 Home Depot car that Stewart drove to three victories in 2006 and several Top 10 finishes in 2007 will be auctioned off Jan. 16 or 17, 2009, during the “world Greatest Collector Car Event” in Scottsdale. Proceeds will support the Foundation’s paralysis prevention, care and advocacy work.   

            The same car sold for $300,000 at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January, after Stewart drove it onto the stage and did a burnout in front of hundreds of enthusiastic bidders. Noted collector Ron Pratt purchased Stewart’s car and then donated it back to the Foundation.

Between the sale price of Stewart’s famed #20 race car and extra donations, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation raised nearly $500,000 during the 2008 Scottsdale event.

“We’re thrilled to auction off the car again,” Foundation president Darrell Gwynn said. “We know a lot of car collectors will want to own this car  and we’re hoping for another record price.” 

Gwynn, a former National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) star who is paralyzed from a 1990 racing accident, created the Foundation in 2002 to provide wheelchairs to children and young adults and advocate for people with spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses.  

In conjunction with the auction of Stewart’s race car, the Foundation will present a new power wheelchair to a deserving young person. The agency has donated about 50 wheelchairs at racing, fishing, car auction and other events, as well as when needs arise throughout the year. 

“Donating a wheelchair before a large crowd gives bidders a true sense of what our work is all about,” Gwynn said.

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About The Darrell Gwynn Foundation

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) is a certified non-profit 501(c)3 Agency.  DGF exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research.  DGF is also dedicated to injury prevention, with special emphasis on programs targeting children. The Foundation helps improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury or illness, by providing necessary equipment or special services.

About Barrett-Jackson

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces the “World’s Greatest Classic Car Event” in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has expanded to other venues, including Las Vegas and Palm Beach, Fla.  For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com  or call (480) 421-6694.