Happy Holidays and New Year!

As we come closer to the end of the year, we celebrated the holiday season with our work family. We had ugly sweater day, a holiday feast, a secret santa gift exchange and more. This holiday season be sure to share quality time with friends and family. Make plenty of memories for the years to come. From our family to yours, Happy Holidays and Happy New Years.

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While looking back at this past year we have had many great cars and stories come our way, and we just want to share a few of our favorite posts and vehicles with you.

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  • Canine Companions for Independence.

Canine Companions for Independence was founded in 1975. They are a non-profit that provides highly trained and vetted assistance dogs to people that have disabilities. Their headquarters is in Santa Rosa, CA but they work nationwide. They have six locations/regions

https://www.arscars.com/canine-companions-for-independence/

  • Earth Day 2016 Dirty Sock Challenge.

We did this challenge because our vehicles have an impact on the environment. In America, one of our biggest air pollutants are from our vehicles. Typically between 80-90% of a vehicles impact on the environment is from the fuel it consumes and the emissions it puts out. Automobiles cause air pollution and greenhouse gases that have an impact on global warming, and our health.

https://www.arscars.com/earth-day-dirtysockchallenge/

  • ARS & Habitat for Humanity Visit the Dominican Republic.

During the build, the team had very minimal tools, but they made the most of it. Their tools included: shovels, three wheelbarrows (that soon turned into two), a cement mixer, a smoother and a broom for cleanup. Their transportation consisted of two vans, one of which broke down and they had to squeeze into the other van (what a sight to see).

https://www.arscars.com/ars-habitat-for-humanity-dr/

If you would like to donate a car, truck, SUV, RV, boat etc., you can find out more information here: https://www.cardonationwizard.com/

Thank you and we hope you have a happy and safe holiday season.

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3 Reasons to Donate a Car Before the End of the Year

Vehicle donations make a real difference to worthy causes.

Why Donate on Giving Tuesday

Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, I think we can all agree that this election season was rough.  Now more than ever, we need people who will strengthen communities, fill our world with compassion, and bring hope to the hopeless.  I’m so fortunate to work every day with people just like that.  People whose full-time job is feeding the hungry, finding cures for cancer, building homes for the homeless, and filling our world with beautiful art and music.   Continue reading

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1969 Pontiac Bonneville for Ideastream Public Radio

Donated in Ohio, this 1969 Pontiac Bonneville helped raise funding for Ideastream Public Radio.

Lets talk a bit about the Bonnie (short for Bonneville). The 1969 Pontiac Bonneville is a part of the fourth generation of the Bonneville family (1965-70). This generation is considered one of the best selling automobiles in history after the Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Model T and the Lada Riva. Lets discuss specs shall we? The 428 cu in (7.0L) V8 OHV (overhead valve) engine has 360 Horsepower at 4,600 RPM and 472 lb ft torque at 3,200 RPM. This 1969 Pontiac Bonneville weighs 4,181 lbs, has the two-door convertible body and seats six.

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About Ideastream

http://www.ideastream.org/

Ideastream is a non-profit organization that applies the power of media to education, culture and citizenship. It includes WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, WCLV 104.9, educational and public service cable channels, broadband interactive video distance learning, the Internet and other interactive media. ~Ideastream

Ideastream’s mission is to strengthen the community. They are using media to provide distinctive and thought-provoking programs that will enlighten, inspire, educate and entertain.

Car donations help raise funding for your favorite charities and every car donation, big and small, helps them continue their work.

If you are interested in learning how to donate a car to NPR or would like to start donating a car, truck, suv, boat or personal craft, please click here or go to: http://www.cartalkvdp.com/orgs/?id=WCPN

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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL for U.S. Fund for UNICEF

One of our amazing donors recently donated a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL with 174,071 miles on it. The vehicle was was donated to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

The iconic Mercedes-Benz 560SL is known for its simplicity and style. Weighing in at 3,700 lbs, the Mercedes-Benz 560SL came with a 5.6 liter V-8 engine with 227 horsepower and 279 ft/lb torque. The two-door roadster sat two and came with a detachable roof for those inclined to catch the breeze and the sunshine. The Mercedes-Benz 560SL was the replacement for the W113 SL-Class in 1971 before it was eventually replaced itself in 1989 by the R129 SL Class. There were a total of 237,287 Mercedes-Benz 560SL’s in production between 1971 and 1989.  For this particular model there were only 49,347 vehicles produced.  The original price of the 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL was $48,200. The Mercedes-Benz 560SL is part of the R107 chassis and it was only sold in the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan.

The 560SL was an iconic car and an important part of the Mercedes-Benz legacy.  We were excited to receive this generous donation to U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

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If you are interested in donating a vehicle to U.S. Fund for UNICEF, you can click here for more details.

UNICEF’s mission is a very clear one, please click here to read the mission statement.

If you are wondering what UNICEF does, click here.

UNICEF United States Fund

A quick overview as to what they do is:

  • Protect children’s rights.
  • Expand opportunities to help children reach their full potential.
  • Promotes equal rights for women and girls to support their participation in politics and the community.

UNICEF does so much for the children of the world. They help them see a brighter future when things are presently dim and seem hopeless.

If you are wondering how you can help by donating your vehicle, you can click here. We accept most cars, trucks, boats and personal watercraft, RVs and motorhomes, trailers,motorcycles, off-road vehicles and more!

Donating is easy, and can be done in just a few moments. You just have to fill out information about the vehicle then a little about yourself and the pickup location. Then you just click and submit.

UNICEF Car Donation

 

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1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III Donated to Public Radio Station

A 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III has been donated to WHYY.  WHYY is a public radio station located in the Greater Philadelphia area.  The donor is very generous as this vehicle was a top of the line performance car first introduced in 1971.  No doubt a special car as there was only about 15,000 units of this model produced.  In face just about 7,000 of those being the “2+2” variety, which this donation is.

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The E-Type Series III was introduced with a new 5.3 L twelve cylinder engine, uprated brakes, standard power steering and options for an automatic transmission, wire wheels and air conditioning.  The brand new Jaguar V12 engine was developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Held annually in France the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s oldest sports car endurance race.  Equipped with four Zenith carburetors the engine produced 272 horsepower, massive torque and a zero to 60 acceleration of less than 7 seconds.  Consequently, the new V12 engine became a powerhouse of the 70s and 80s for Jaguar.

On its release Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made”

The British newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, ranked the Jaguar E-Type first on their list of the top 100 “most beautiful sports cars of all time.”  The model is also featured in the Austin Powers movies that parodied 1960’s London.

Austin Powers in a classic Jaguar E-Type

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The donor had been just the second owner of this particular car, owning it for over 40 years before donating it.  At auction the car was able to haul in a generous value for WHYY.

If you are interested in helping by donating a car, truck, SUV, boat or RV visit Car Donation Wizard.  Find more information on how to donate and see all of the charities that we partner with.

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