I really dig Hurst products and think the new Mustangs are boss, so I find the combo worth mentioning here at Under the Hood. Throw in a famous name like "Petty" and the fact they're donating a Hurst-prepped Mustang pace car, and you've got the goods below:
BFGoodrich/Hurst Mustang Pace Car to be Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale to Benefit Victory Junction
Kyle Petty Offers a Special Bonus to the Winning Bidder
Irvine, Calif. (January 5, 2010) – The 2010 BFGoodrich/Hurst Mustang convertible, built by Hurst Performance in conjunction with Woodhouse Auto Family of Blair, Nebraska and BFGoodrich, will be sold at the 39th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. January 18 – 24, 2010. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the newest Victory Junction Camp in Kansas City, KS, a year-round facility that serves children with chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses.
In addition to taking home the highly-collectible pace car, Kyle and Pattie Petty, founders of Victory Junction Camps, are extending a special bonus to the winning bidder; an invitation to be their guests for a day for a tour of the Camp, an afternoon of hunting or fishing with Kyle and then join them for dinner at the Petty Farm.
“We are thrilled and grateful that the folks from Hurst, Woodhouse, BFGoodrich and Barrett-Jackson are stepping up in such a unique way to support our new camp in Kansas City,” said Kyle Petty. “I will be there at the auction to congratulate the lucky bidder personally!”
The BFGoodrich/Hurst Mustang Pace Car comes equipped with 20” BF Goodrich g-Force™ T/A® KDW tires for maximum performance; 20” Hurst polished, forged aluminum wheels and a Hurst Competition/Plus short-throw shifter with a gold anodized T-handle.
The engine boasts 435-horsepower and 400 lb.-ft of torque, courtesy of the ROUSH Supercharger, Magnaflow stainless-steel exhaust and a K&N Air Filter. The car also has a special Wilwood brakes, Hurst-tuned Eibach Suspension, coil-over adjustable shocks, springs and sway bar.
“We are so excited to return to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale with another highly-collectible car,” said Hurst Chairman, Nate Shelton. “Hurst not only has a rich history in the world of pace cars, but we also feel privileged to give back as much as we can to deserving organizations such as Victory Junction. We’re so thankful to our partners, Woodhouse, BFGoodrich, Reliable Carriers and Barrett-Jackson, and suppliers for helping us accomplish this.”
The BFGoodrich/Hurst Mustang debuted at the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park on Sept. 19. Most recently, the car paced the “Run to Victory Half Marathon and Five Mile Run/Walk” in Randleman, N.C. The race, presented by Walmart, raised over $122,000 for Victory Junction, the highest turn out in the race’s four year history. Ron Flint, Hurst Performance President, ran the five-mile portion of the race, along with Mike LePore, President of Victory Junction.
Learn more at www.barrett-jackson.com.