Wednesday, 06 February 2013 15:15

SEMA Trendsetter Raises $280,000 for Charity

Written by  Auction News
SEMA Trendsetter Raises $280,000 for Charity Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

Some lucky gearhead now has a very, very fast 1964 Plymouth Belvedere -- and a new community center for autistic people is on the fast track to success.

Ray Evernham and Evernham Family Racing for a Reason auctioned off the 1964 Plymouth Belvedere ForPly custom at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale Auction, and they're donating the proceeds -- $280,000 -- to the Autism Society of North Carolina.

The money will benefit IGNITE, a new community service center in Davidson, N.C. The center helps young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome.

The Belvedere features a modern NASCAR race engine and drive train that Evernham Motorsports built and raced at the Daytona 500. Hot Rod magazine chose the car as "One of the Top 10 Trendsetting Cars of SEMA Show 2012.

For more information, visit www.rayevernham.com and www.autismsociety-nc.org.

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