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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Our Time at The Honda Fest 2016 Car Show.

Honda Fest was on June 12th, 2016 and I was lucky enough to be able to go with Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk. This is a family friendly event (this includes dogs). While there, I was able to hang out with some really cool people and dogs too, including: Honda Laura, Honda Pro Jason, and we can’t forget Honda The Frenchie.

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Honda Laura is known for her vehicle reviews and comparison videos on YouTube.

Honda Pro Jason is known for his car reviews and car education videos on YouTube.

HondaTheFrenchie is known for being really cute on Instagram, I mean, who could resist that face? (see above)

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There were so many amazing cars at this event. There was racing, food, cars, family/friends, and music. Is there really any better way to spend a beautiful Sunday?! There were older cars, newer cars and everything in between. Two of the older cars that really stood out to me were the Honda Acty truck and the older Honda Civic. There were also some cars that were completely stock and then some that were far from it. I highly suggest going to a Honda Fest at least once, even if you aren’t a huge Honda fan, you will still enjoy the whole scene. The people are all so friendly.

Have you ever gone to a car show? What is your favorite one?

Also, I just want to mention that we wanted to share this fun post with you all because we like to switch it up on occassion. Is this something that you enjoy seeing? Should we do more of these in the future? We typically write about Car Donations or Vehicle donations, so I figured it would be nice to change up our usual posts.

If you are interested in donating a vehicle, see our website at http://www.cardonationwizard.com

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Holocaust Stamp Project: Foxborough RCS & CDW

We were lucky enough to have been able to go to the Foxborough Regional Charter School to see the Holocaust Stamp Project Event.

They had a guest speaker Michael Joukowsky. Michael Joukowsky is the President of Crawford High Performance Composites Ltd., specializing in composite technology and design. He is also the co-founder and manager of Resolute Racing Shells, Ltd. in Bristol Rhode Island.  He manages several private investment companies involved in acquisitions and mergers, real estate and mortgage acquisition, as well as a private family investment and advisory firm. From 1987 to 2015 Michael has been a member of the Brown University Adjunct Faculty, Engineering Department. He holds bachelor’s degrees in history and African-American studies from Brown University and a MBA from Babson College. He discussed his families’ life and had talked about the struggles they went threw. He also spoke about the movie Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War (which is narrated by Tom Hanks) to read more about the movie click here: http://www.uusc.org/updates/this-fall-pbs-documentary-about-uuscs-founders

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After Michael Joukowsky had finished his speech, we were able to create a little tiny stamp person that will be used on the “I Am the Last Witness” collage. It was amazing to be able to be a part of something so moving. Our company contributes many stamps to them, we don’t have an exact count sadly, but we can say it is at least a few boxes full. Their goal is to collect 11,000,000 stamps. Their reason for such a high number is to honor the six million Jews and Five million other victims who perished during the Holocaust. The school uses these stamps to help teach children as well, so they serve a multipurpose. They also explain to the children that every stamp they touch represents a person’s life. That alone makes you realize how many people perished during the holocaust.

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Now for the collages…

Each collage has a story behind it. They are all equally moving and they all have meaning. Some of these are still ideas and have not been created yet, but they are all done by students of all ages. You can either browse our photos here or take a peak at theirs by clicking here.

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As of April 7, 2016, they have collected 7,102,027 stamps. These stamps will be a part of 18 collages. They have received stamps from all over the world, including: USA, Canada, Israel, England, and Australia. ~http://www.foxboroughrcs.org

Here is what just under 7,102,027 stamps looks like.

 

Holocaust Stamp Project Stamps

“Our goal is not only to honor the memories the 11 million Holocaust victims, but also to celebrate the lives of those who still survive today and bravely share their powerful personal memories and stories. PLEASE KEEP SAVING STAMPS! If possible, TRIM to just outside the perforation and/or include a COUNT of how many stamps you are donating.  We welcome donations of used, damaged, or new stamps and unwanted stamp collections from individuals as well as clubs, businesses, churches and synagogues, and philatelists.”  http://www.foxboroughrcs.org

If you would like to send stamps to help them reach their goal of 11 million, you can send them to:

Holocaust Stamp Project
Foxborough Regional Charter School
131 Central Street, Foxboro, MA 02035
jdroste@foxboroughrcs.org

 

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Mercedes-Benz for National Public Radio.

This week’s featured car donation is a 1970 Mercedes Benz 300SEL donated to National Public Radio.  This car is a very rare model with an interesting history. The Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 is a luxury sedan built from 1968 to 1972. When released it was the fastest four-door vehicle of its time with a 6.3-litre M100 V8 engine that brought the car from 0 to 60 in 6.3 seconds. Considered a crossbreed; It had the body of a Mercedes-Benz 300SEL but had the high powered engine from the 600 series Mercedes-Benz; this is especially impressive as the 600 Series was mostly limousines.

 

There were only 6,526 made between 1968 to 1972. Our 1970 model was one of only 1,797 built. The Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 was a rarity to see, let alone own. But we came to know the car as an incredible donation from Sarah of Colorado. She donated her green 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 to KUNC through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program. KUNC is a public radio station that serves the Northern Colorado area.

1970 Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3

When we asked Sarah why she chose to donate her vehicle to KUNC, she said that the 300 was her husband’s car, and they were both huge fans of KUNC. Her husband loved the car and had passed away a few years ago, and she knew that he would approve of her decision to make a Colorado car donation to KUNC. They had named the Mercedes-Benz 300SEL: “Gottlieb” as in Gottlieb Daimler. Gottlieb Daimler was one of the original founders of Mercedes Benz. He was an engineer and an automotive pioneer.  This is a perfect name for this car.

 

Purchased in 1996 for $10,000, the car was carefully maintained and garaged.  When donated to KUNC the 300SEL had less than 10,000 miles on it!. Sarah was happy to share this information with me and is glad to know that the vehicle is helping her favorite radio station. She said her car donation was “a win-win.”

 

We would like to take a moment to thank Sarah for her donation in the memory of her husband. We hope her story inspires others to donate to their favorite charities as well.

 

If you want to donate a car to KUNC or any of our other stations, you can check us out online at
https://www.cardonationwizard.com/car-talk/info/car-donation-help-support-national-public-radio-programming.html

 

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Car Donation Driven by Hope

There are 14.4 million cancer survivors in the United States1. That’s a BIG number!! But, some may ask, “How many people died of cancer?” Well, as one vehicle donor recently told me, “you can focus on the gloom, or the hope” and we’re focusing on the HOPE. After all, it’s why we’re in the business – taking vehicle donations for charities that work to make life better, healthier, fuller.

Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Beverly (Bella) Harris, one of the 14 million U.S. survivors. And, although I haven’t met all survivors, I can say she is the epitome of Hope. Bella bravely witnessed many loved ones battle cancer, some winning their fight while others did not. She also successfully endured her own battle and was left with more courage and Hope than she ever thought possible.

Once a bottom-line business woman, she was laid-off from her corporate job during her treatment. It was then she realized her dream of becoming an educator to special need students and discovered she now had the time to obtain that degree and certification. Today, Bella is completely dedicating her life to serving children with special needs and the families that love them.

Bella attributes her new life to her difficult health journey. She sees her struggle as a forced pause where instead of being scared she would lose life; she enveloped herself in the possibilities ahead of her and everything she could do when she was healed. She was granted that chance to continue and is now working harder than ever, but enjoying it more than she imagined. Because of her struggle, she is able to help her students and their families realize and attain what they might have seen as impossible. Bella is driven by Hope, and transfers to her students the Hope of development, empowerment, independence, and success. A gift she could not so fully share had it not been for her personal struggle.

Yes, she is fully aware that nothing about tomorrow is guaranteed, but instead of squandering today in fear, she does the most she can today. Our conversation put into perspective my own fears and worries…and how I am spending my time. It made me realize how paralyzing fear is…and that Hope is the perfectly fit prosthetic. Hope it what keeps us donating to support the search for cures, ways to heal, and comfort.

Throughout our conversation, Bella continued to comment on the beauty of life around her, and her gratitude for the chance to move forward and share her gifts. She pulled me into her world where I could feel her arsenal of Hope that includes strength, energy, power, and warmth.

Recently, as part of her arsenal of Hope, Bella donated her car to the American Cancer Society which was turned into valuable funding for cancer research, resources, and education. And, just like Bella, it WILL make a difference!

If you would like to make a difference by donating your vehicle, start by clicking here.

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

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