Jeff Gordon and Bubba Watson are among those donating cars in a special auction that will be held today, Jan. 16, to raise funds for various charities. These celebrity donations will join those from automakers like BMW, General Motors, and Ford in an auction taking place this week.
Those looking to own a piece of NASCAR history can bid on the 1999 Number 24 Pepsi Chevrolet Monte Carlo donated by Gordon and Ray Everham.
This car won the inaugural Busch Series event at Phoenix International Raceway in 1999 and went on to run six more races with Gordon at the wheel and Everham as crew chief. Proceeds from its sale will go toward supporting the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation.
If you’re more of a golf fan, then you’ll want to take a look at two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson’s contribution. He donated a 1939 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk Custom Hardtop Roadster with proceeds to benefit Birdies for the Brave. This all-steel car has a custom tube frame and retractable hardtop. It also has a fuel injected, supercharged 556 horsepower Cadillac LSA engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The auction also features the first production unit of the new Shelby GT350 donated by Ford and the first retail 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible donated by General Motors. These cars and more will all be in a special no reserve auction held by Barrett-Jackson through this Sunday, Jan. 18.