Today, we’re taking a look at a 1991 Acura Integra that was donated to WSHU through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program. WSHU is Connecticut and Long Island’s source for local news, music, and NPR programming. Your car donation to WSHU will help support programming such as “All Things Considered,” “1A”, and “Living On Earth”. When the owner of the Integra decided he would donate the vehicle, he selected WSHU as a way to give back to NPR. Check out the donor’s story below!

WSHU Car Donation Story

What is a car? Pieces of metal, plastics, rubber and glass put together? Well, the left part of your brain may agree but then there is the right side… The two-door black 1991 Acura Integra which I recently donated to WSHU is the first car I bought out of college. The memories I have with this car are strong and some seem just like yesterday.

I remember my first solo trip to Montreal in it, this is pre-9/11 and I was crossing the border dead in the night and all that the border guard asked me was if I had anything. When I said “no” he said “then go” 😊. The second trip to Montreal was with 4 people packed into it, two of them my in-laws. I now wonder how all of us even fit into it. Not only was this the car which drove me back and forth from work, it was an extension of me. It travelled with me to my table tennis clubs and tournaments. I took it everywhere. . . the car travelled the length and breadth of Long Island and beyond to New York City, Boston, Atlantic City, Washington D.C., and many places up and down the east coast.

1991 Acura Integra to benefit WSHU

A final goodbye: 1991 Acura Integra being towed away.

At some point (about 10 years ago😊) it was time to give up the car. I really was not looking to make money from the car. I procrastinated. I liked to see the car in the garage even though it sat there idle. Finally, this was the year to let go. I looked at the charities around and decided to donate it to WSHU. I have listened to many hours of WSHU: “Click and Clack, the Tappet brothers”. Both my wife and I have listened to the crazy car issues of the callers and laughed at their jokes, “Wait Wait Don’t tell me”, hosted by Peter Sagal, “Marketplace” by Kai Ryssdal and the list goes on. I thought this would be a small way for me to contribute to the mission of NPR.

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National Public Radio, known as NPR, is a nonprofit media organization whose mission is “to create a more informed public”. NPR reaches 120 million listeners and readers monthly through its network of member stations, website, social media, podcasts, and events.

Car Talk’s Vehicle Donation Program allows you to fund your favorite NPR station. Car Donation Wizard will return 75-80% of the gross proceeds from the sale of your car to the NPR station of your choice. Click here for answers to all your NPR vehicle donation questions.

Ready to donate your car to your favorite NPR station? Turn cars into programs by donating your vehicle online or calling us at (877) 215-0227.

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