Posts Tagged ‘charity’

RENNtech SL 600 Chrome Car Sells @ Barrett Jackson for Charity

Friday, April 6th, 2012

The team at RENNtech was delighted to be involved with the Doug Mansfield Foundation and the efforts of both his charity and on the behalf of Barrett Jackson in order to provide proceeds from the sale of our 2004 SL 600 Chrome car to be donated to such a noble cause.  The vehicle was sold at no reserve and brought in $155,000 USD  with all proceeds from the sale of this vehicle being donated to the Doug Mansfield Foundation Trust, a Sarasota based charity that provides seeing eye dogs for children and blind veterans.

The lucky bidder of this vehicle not only be helped to support the needs of blind veterans, but become the new owner of a piece of history.

The 2004 RENNtech SL 600 Chrome car was developed in part with Nitto Tire for the 2004 SEMA Show. It features a heavily modified RENNtech V12 engine, making over 650 HP and 800 Lb/ft. The entire exterior of the car was finished with a one off, first of its kind chrome paint utilizing actual silver which took several months to complete.  The result was a mirror like finish which gave the appearance that the entire vehicle was carved from a single piece of metal.

RENNtech congratulates the new owner of this exceptional vehicle and the efforts of everyone involved with this charitable project.

Video of the car on the auction block can be seen following the jump here:

 

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson behind the wheel with RENNtech

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

As the Palm Beach Grand Prix and Speed Festival weekend came to a close, there was a big smile on the face of Brian Johnson. Throughout the weekend, rides were given around the road course in a variety of cars with all proceeds going to Johnson’s charity at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

The Sarasota Memorial Hospital houses the Brian Johnson Music Therapy Room, where terminally ill children can enjoy some fun with music. Johnson is the lead singer in AC/DC.

Renntech  supported the cause by having their C74 Widebody  available for the charity rides.  It gave those that donated  a once in a lifetime experience.

Spectators could take three laps around the Palm Beach International Raceway road course for a $1,000 donation. Victor Gonzalez was one of several fans who got an opportunity to take the ride.

“I’m speechless,” said Gonzalez. “The ride was phenomenal. But the whole time I was thinking ‘I’m in the car with Brian Johnson.’”

Throughout the entire Palm Beach Grand Prix and Speed Festival weekend, more than $12,000 was raised for the Brian Johnson Music Therapy Room at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Brian and his wife Brenda have promised to match what was raised on Sunday.

“It’s absolutely phenomenal,” said Brian Johnson. “It’s people like Victor that help these charities. All the people that came out today to help the cause, it’s just been great.”

For more information on the C74 click here

For more information on the Sarasota Memorial Hospital please visit www.smh.com