Auction of No. 43 production 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 to benefit Victory
Junction Gang Camp
- The 43rd 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8(R) will sport a one-of-a-kind B5 Blue
paint scheme to honor Petty Enterprises and the legendary racing family
- Limited-edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 features a 6.1-liter HEMI(R)
V-8 engine, one-of-a-kind B5 blue paint scheme, carbon-fiber-like hood
stripes, a chrome fuel filler cap and a no. 43 of 6,400 dash plaque
- A VIP race package to the Dodge Challenger 500 NASCAR race at the
historic Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. is also included
- No. 1 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 sold for $400,000 at the Barrett-
Jackson Collector Car Auction on Jan. 19
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dodge and the Victory
Junction Gang Camp have partnered to auction the 43rd 2008 Dodge Challenger
SRT8(R) on eBay beginning Feb. 12, 2008. The auction timing coincides with
Petty Enterprises celebrating 50 years of racing at Daytona International
"As a long-time friend of the Pettys, Dodge is delighted to be able to
auction the No. 43 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with all the proceeds going to
Victory Junction Gang Camp (VJGC)," said Mike Accavitti, Director -- Dodge
Brand and SRT Global Marketing, Chrysler LLC. "The No. 43 Challenger will
be the only 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 to be painted B5 Blue, this
certainly will be an added draw for potential bidders and help out VJGC."
"Dodge has been a staple in the Petty Family and we are thrilled to
know that they are partnering with Victory Junction and helping send more
kids to camp," said Pattie Petty, VJGC Founder.
The all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 features the proven 6.1-liter
HEMI(R) V-8 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, a race-
inspired interior and an exterior design stays true to Challenger heritage
while delivering host of modern features and technologies and "race
inspired, street legal" SRT DNA.
Developed by Chrysler's in-house performance engineering organization,
the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 was engineered with a focus on the five
pillars of every SRT vehicle: bold exterior design that resonates with the
brand image, a race-inspired interior, world-class ride and handling across
a dynamic range, a standout powertrain and benchmark braking.
"The original Dodge Challenger was such an awesome car. I'm happy to
see Dodge bringing back such a classic. There is only one way to make the
release of the new Challenger better," said Kyle Petty. "That is to paint
one similar to The King's famous No. 43 and auction it off for the Victory
Junction Gang Camp. The Pettys and Dodge have enjoyed a great relationship.
It's an honor to work with them on such a worthwhile program because it
will give more kids a chance to go to camp."
The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 will make its worldwide debut on Feb. 6,
at the Chicago Auto Show.
Interested bidders are required to register with eBay prior to bidding.
Registration information can be found at http://www.ebay.com/challenger43 .
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
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