Motorama Auto Auction; Fletcher, NC 1-5-2013

If you haven’t been to one of Gene Gore’s Motorama Auto Auctions in Fletcher, NC your really missing out. Free admission, good reasonably priced food, free bidders passes, lots of nice cars, its a good time. Plus Gene has always got something entertaining to say on the mic up front. Its also free to bring a car to the auction. You only pay if you sell.


But that’s not all, Mr. Gore gives proceeds of the auction to “Courageous Kids”, children with cancer. This particular auction was to help a young man named Tyler. Tyler has a rare form of cancer(and forgive me but I missed/can’t remember the exact name of it). Tyler has had 55 operations and is about to go for another one.

Before the auction began a nice rendition of Amazing Grace was sang in memory of those lost in the tragic school shooting last December.

The auction started out with some donated items to raise money for Tyler.
NASCAR champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame member David Pearson was on hand and he joined in the fund raising. Here he is giving the money that was raised the night before for an autographed model race car to Tyler.

Then it was time to auction off another autographed Pearson collectible.

The car sold the first time for $200, then the winner gave it back to auction it again, it sold for $150 the second time, again it was given back, $175 the third time, again given back and finally sold for the last time at $100. So one little model car raised $625!

Besides the model car they also auctioned off the following for Tyler.

Two Pit Bikes @ $400 each

Set of Redline Tires and Wheels @ $425

Mustang Hubcaps @ 145

Mustang Hubcaps @75

Two Dale Earnhardt Leather Jackets @ $75 each

Kyle Busch Toyota Jacket @ $60

Homemade Quilt @ $100

A “Michelin Man” @ $325

A Set of Wire Wheels @ $250

A Ferrari Jacket @125

Half of the 50-50 drawing also went to Tyler. Along with 40 more dollars that the winner donated to him bringing that total to $180.

Bringing the grand total to $3260. Another gentlemen who’s name I didn’t catch donated $100 dollars as well. Plus whatever proceeds go to him. That’s a pretty impressive amount of money! Here is a couple of candid shot’s of Tyler I tried to catch of him smiling looking at all the money.

After that it was on to the auction cars! I didn’t get an exact number but I’d estimate somewhere close to 200 cars were ran across the blocks Friday night and Saturday. A good number of the cars were selling and a lot of them were at great prices!

Here is a few cars that I thought were a pretty good buy. Keep in mind these totals don’t include the buyer and sellers fees.

The first car across the block was this Ford Thunderbird which sold for $20,000 which I thought was a fair price to start the auction off on a selling note.

This C3 Corvette sold for $6750.

This 2001 Ford SVT Lightning F150 had a lot of miles but a new motor and sold for $6300.

This red Mustang sold for $3,000.

To see all of the pictures from the auction CLICK HERE

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Save-A-Fox Donation Ready!

JDSMotorsports.com’s donation to the Southeastern Foxbodies’ Save-A-Fox Project is all boxed up and ready to go! Sometime back we agreed to donate 200 dollars worth of Carquest merchandise(based on cost price) through my other business S&S Auto Parts of Clayton, Georgia. We received the list from the SAF Committee last week and got everything in just in time to personally deliver it to the SEFB Christmas Party this weekend.
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We ended up providing the heater hoses, radiator hoses, distributor cap and rotor, a new starter, spark plugs, and the anti-freeze to the build. Everything all together added up to a retail $339.65. But don’t take it the wrong way, its not about the dollar amount or anything like that, we are just glad to help out an awesome cause! If your not familiar with Save-A-Fox be sure and check out the project online at www.save-a-fox.com!

Save-A-Fox

As many of you know I am deeply involved with Southeasternfoxbodies.com. I’d like to take this chance to share with you their Save-A-Fox Project! A project that JDSMotorsports.com is proud to be helping out by donating 200 dollars(at store cost) of Carquest Auto Parts to the build! Check it out!

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Background

“Save A Fox” is an idea that came about in early 2012 where one SEFB member said, “You know, we all have so many spare parts for these cars, I bet we have enough to build a complete car!”. That one statement evolved into the desire to build a car and raffle it off for charity. A complete car was donated(1989 LX Hatchback 4cyl). A project committee was formed from SEFB members. The club then voted on all aspects of the build, from motor to paint to interior and beyond. The club also nominated and voted on three charities to support. The charities that will benefit are The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Victory Junction Gang Camp and Savannah’s Drive(a local 8 year old girl battling Leukemia). Member donated parts, time and money, as well as outside donors will go to complete the build.

“Save A Fox” Project Charities
90% of net proceeds will go to benefit the following charities:

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

www.jdrf.org

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.

Victory Junction Gang Camp

www.victoryjunction.org

Victory Junction serves 24 chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses such as, but not limited to, Autism, Cancer, Craniofacial Anomalies, Diabetes, Hemophilia, Sickle Cell and Spina Bifida. The camp, located in Randleman, N.C., is built on 84 acres and donated by Richard and Lynda Petty. The future Kansas facility will be housed on approximately 71 acres. Victory Junction has enriched the lives of more than 14,000 children and families since opening in 2004 and welcomed children from 50 states and four countries. The cost of sending a child to camp is valued at $2,500, but no child or family incurs that cost thanks to generous donors. Since 2004, 13,224 volunteer positions have been filled. Last year, volunteers sacrificed an estimated 47,156 hours to assist at Victory Junction. Thirty hospitals partner with Victory Junction to deliver exceptional health care to campers with a variety of needs.

Savannah’s Drive

http://www.facebook.com/SavannahsDrive

Savannah Odom is an 8 year old little girl from China Grove, NC that is battling ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) for the second time. Her first diagnosis was 9-14-2007 when she was only 3.5 years old. After 30 days she was in remission but had to continue treatments for 2.5 years. She was done with all treatments and just getting back to “normal” when she got sick again. On 2-19-2012 she was admitted to Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast with pneumonia. Blood work showed something was wrong. The next day she was transferred to Presbyterian Hemby Childrens Hospital in Charlotte where a bone marrow biopsy was performed and on 2-27-2012 (Savannah’s 8th birthday) she received news that her leukemia had returned. This would be the beginning of more treatment consisting of high dose chemotherapy over the span of another 2.5 years. Save A Fox will help Savannah’s family with the mounting medical bills.

For more information be sure and visit the Save-A-Fox website!!
www.save-a-fox.com