“Win-A-Shelby” GT350 Raffle To Benefit Children In Need
The Carroll Shelby Foundation is giving fans an opportunity to own the #3 prototype 2011 Shelby GT350 when it announces the winner of the “Win-A-Shelby” raffle in June 2011. One raffle participant will take home the prototype, CSM#3P, owned by the legend Carroll Shelby himself. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation, established by the automotive icon to provide financial support for children battling life-threatening illnesses and to promote continuing education.
“The new GT350 is a serious car,” noted Carroll Shelby, racing icon and founder of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “This raffle will give someone the chance to take home one of the best cars that Shelby American has ever built, while helping the Foundation support our youth.”
The GT350 not only features advanced technology and sophisticated design, it also introduces a 5.0 liter engine supercharged with the newly introduced “R” tune option, that produces 624 horsepower. The “R” tuned GT350 will do 0-60 in just 3.7 seconds making it one of the most powerful limited edition production cars in the world. Shelby will also be offering an option of a solid blue painted stripe, from bumper to bumper, without the lettering on the hood for a return to the original style of the GT350.
“By creating opportunities like the ‘Win-A-Shelby’ raffle, the Carroll Shelby Foundation is able to support children from their first heartbeat through young adulthood,” said Jenni Shreeves, executive director of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “Through the years, we’ve donated to a number of organizations that are dedicated to raising funds for children in need of support and medical attention, and to major children’s hospitals as well. The funds from the ‘Win-A-Shelby’ raffle will not only allow us to continue supporting these endeavors, but will also allow us to expand our reach of aid.”
The “Win-A-Shelby” raffle was first introduced in 2005 as a way to raise funds for the foundations programs. The raffle has had other high-performance cars offered, such as a Shelby Cobra, Shelby GT500 and the Terlingua Shelby Mustang included in the past.
“We established the ‘Win-A-Shelby’ raffle a few years ago as an exciting way for both fans and car aficionados to take part in Carroll’s commitment to help others,” added Shreeves. “The 2011 raffle is going to be even more exciting since the GT350 will be transferred from Carroll’s name personally. This one-of-a-kind prototype will be featured on a number of media tours and will be showcased at some of the most prestigious car events in the U.S.”
Ticket price is $25 each or $100 for five tickets. The winner of the drawing will be announced in June 2011 at the 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Orange County Auction at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Carroll Shelby Foundation. For more information, please visit www.winashelby.org.