When it comes to helping others, the bidders and consignors at Barrett-Jackson are known for their big hearts. Giving to those in need is a cornerstone in the foundation of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions — the company was founded on the basis of a charity car show that benefited the Scottsdale, Arizona, art center and community library. The sale of charity cars on the auction block has become a signature component of each event, with 100 percent of the hammer price benefiting the receiving organization, as all fees and commissions are waived for these special vehicles.
At the 2022 Houston Auction, Lot #3000, a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Callaway/Hendrick Edition, built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Hendrick Motorsports, will be sold to benefit Operation Homefront. This vehicle was generously donated for the cause by longtime Barrett-Jackson friend and supporter, Michelle Mauzy. Michelle and her late husband, Greg Mauzy, are known for purchasing charity cars, with 100 percent of the hammer price given directly to the receiving nonprofit organization, and re-donating the vehicle while it is still on the block to raise even more funds. Often, when a charity vehicle goes to another winning bidder, Michelle continues their tradition of contributing additional funds to the charitable organization it benefits.
Operation Homefront is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to help service members and families of veterans thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. The organization provides both relief to veterans through critical financial assistance and transitional housing programs, as well as resiliency through permanent housing and caregiver support services. According to Operation Homefront, the organization works hard to deliver programs and services directly to military families who need them most.
The #25 Callaway Hendrick Camaro selling with No Reserve in Houston was the final car to be built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Hendrick Motorsports. The 2010 Camaro is equipped with a Callaway TVS2300 supercharger system, which generates 582 bhp at 6,400 rpm, with 546 ft/lbs of torque at 4,000 rpm. It can run a quarter-mile in 11.9 seconds at 120 mph and sprints from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds.
This collectible vehicle was also fitted with a high-flow intake system, low-restriction exhaust system, Hendrick and Callaway carbon-fiber injector covers and an under-hood plaque that hints at the car’s performance capabilities to anyone walking by.
The exterior of the Camaro is adorned with a PowerWindow hood that allows the engine to be viewed with the hood closed. It also features rocker panels, a Callaway carbon-fiber front splitter, rear spoiler and rear diffuser to keep the car planted on the pavement with the downforce created by the aero. It rides on a set of 9-spoke alloy wheels.
Inside the Camaro, the driver can enjoy a short-throw shifter with a Hendrick Motorsports leather shift knob, boot and Hendrick and Callaway badging. Other unique interior features include a dash plaque, embroidered headrests, embroidered floor mats and anodized sill panels. A documentation package rounds out this philanthropic sale.
To date, the total amount raised through charity vehicles is $148.6 million, with dozens of incredible organizations benefiting from heartfelt donations and bids on and off the auction block. As the $150 million milestone rapidly approaches, Barrett-Jackson is grateful to provide a charitable platform for this 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Callaway/Hendrick Edition to help service members and their families. Lot #3000 will be sold at approximately 4 p.m. CDT on Friday, October 21, during the 2022 Houston Auction at NRG Center.
Register to bid today to see this special Camaro cross the Barrett-Jackson auction block and have a chance to support such an important organization.
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