Modified Car Raises More Than $200k For Children Charities


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Sale of the WD-40/SEMA Cares Mustang Generates Largest Donation to Date

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (February 14, 2011) - A one-of-a-kind
customized vehicle, better known as the WD-40/SEMA Cares Mustang, helped raise
more than $200,000 for two children's charities, Childhelp and Victory Junction
Gang Camp.

Sold at the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Show and Auction in January, the '11
Ford Mustang GT received an online bid of $100,000 and generated another
$125,000 in donations from others who wanted to support the effort.

"We're pleased that WD-40 chose to sell the WD-40/SEMA Cares 2011 Ford
Mustang custom coupe at our 40th Anniversary Scottsdale auction," noted Craig
Jackson, chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson.

SEMA Cares represents the automotive specialty equipment industry and has
been raising money for Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp for more than
three years. The sale of the Mustang represents the single biggest contribution
to SEMA Cares to date.

"We are overwhelmed and completely surprised with the results of the
WD-40/SEMA Cares Mustang that was auctioned at Barrett Jackson," said Mike
Spagnola, president of Street Scene Equipment and SEMA Board member. "I am
eternally grateful to Barrett-Jackson for their help with the auction, as well
as the management staff at WD-40."

The car, rebuilt with high-performance aftermarket parts and a 5.0-liter V8
engine, produces nearly 600 horsepower, features a custom body kit and
interior, entertainment system and paint that emulates the WD-40 brand. Build
partners included Street Scene Equipment, Paxton Superchargers, Stillen / AP
Racing Brakes, MagnaFlow, Forgeline, Advanced Clutch Technology, Katzkin
Leather, Hotchkis, Polk Audio, California Pony Car, Nitto Tire, PPG, Grant and

Childhelp® is an organization that provides services to abused and neglected
children, and the Victory Junction Gang® Camp provides life-changing camping
experiences to special needs and chronically ill children. 

About SEMA
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represents the $27.9 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,461
member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and
market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry
provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products
for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at
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