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TACOMA, Wash. (June 18, 2012) — LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) has come up with a high-powered method of raising funds for the new non-profit museum in Tacoma, Wash. Thanks to Titus-Will Ford, a 2013 Ford Mustang GT convertible Premium Edition is being raffled to benefit the museum, which opened June 2.
ACM began selling tickets for the raffle, at $50 per ticket, on June 1, and sales will continue throughout the summer. The winning ticket will be drawn Sunday, September 9, when ACM hosts the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance.
“What prize could be more fitting for America’s Car Museum than one of America’s greatest muscle cars?” said David Madeira, president and CEO of ACM. “We’re grateful to Graham Tash and his team at Titus-Will Ford for their generous donation of the Ford Mustang GT convertible. Whoever wins this car is going to have some great times behind the wheel, and I hope they’ll bring the car on many future visits to ACM.”
The Tacoma-based museum houses more than 350 vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles and is dedicated to preserving and highlighting America’s love affair with the auto. Sitting on a nine-acre campus overlooking the Foss Waterway, the four-level, 165,000 square-foot facility will host concerts, collector car shows, drive-in movies, conventions, corporate meetings and events.
The 2013 Ford Mustang GT being raffled is a Premium Edition with a 5.0-liter V8 engine equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and a powerplant capable of 420 horsepower. This particular vehicle features a Deep Impact Blue exterior, Charcoal Grey interior, black cloth top and also comes equipped with a special electronics package with navigation, 19-inch machined aluminum wheels and heated seats.
“America’s Car Museum is generating a lot of buzz in town, and we wanted to contribute to their opening in a way that would be memorable,” said Tash, president and CEO of Titus-Will Ford, located on Sprague Avenue in Tacoma. “The Mustang is an attention-getting car and my hope is this fundraiser will help bring more people, more attention and more dollars to this great facility.”
The raffle is open to adults 18 and older, and the winner does not need to be present to win. Tickets may be purchased on-site at LeMay – America’s Car Museum, or at a number of car shows and public events this summer. Raffle tickets cannot be mailed or sold online. The winning ticket will be drawn at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 9, during the Kirkland Concours at America’s Car Museum.
About America’s Car Museum (www.lemaymuseum.org)
State Farm Presents LeMay – America’s Car Museum, which opened June 2, 2012 in downtown Tacoma, Wash., explores how the automobile has fulfilled a distinctive role at the core of the American experience and shaped our society. The spacious Museum with rotating exhibits is designed to be the centerpiece for automotive history as well as an educational center and library. The campus, located adjacent to the Tacoma Dome, also contains a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet hall and meeting facilities. To get information on museum hours, becoming an ACM member, volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, visit www.lemaymuseum.org.
About Titus-Will Ford (http://tituswillfordsales.com)
Titus-Will Ford is a proud supporter of LeMay - America's Car Museum. The Titus-Will Automotive Group, like LeMay, has had a long love affair with the automobile. Beginning in 1938, Leon Titus, Sr. opened the original Titus Ford on Broadway in downtown Tacoma. Shortly after that, Jim Will joined Leon as his partner and the story of Titus-Will began. Over the years, Titus-Will has grown from the Ford dealership in Tacoma to eight dealerships covering three Western Washington counties offering a variety of brands including Ford, Toyota, Scion, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. We salute the LeMay team. America’s Car Museum is a proud example of America’s love affair with the automobile!
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