|By PR Newswire||
|September 18, 2012 07:30 AM EDT|
DETROIT, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Limited tickets remain for the Get Your Heart Racing fundraiser this Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the private Ford test track in Dearborn. The action-packed event raises funds for Henry Ford Health System's Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute.
Participants with the exclusive "Shelby" ticket can spend the full afternoon on the track -- a car enthusiast's dream come true, an exclusive opportunity to experience Dearborn's renown track with hot laps, drag races, wet pad tests, coned driving challenges and off-road experiences in new Ford products.
The track events will be followed by The Monster Energy Pit Party from 4 – 7 p.m. Attendees will enjoy sumptuous food and cocktails will be served. Vaughn Gittin Jr., current overall points leader in Formula Drift standings will put on a no holds barred drifting demonstration. One lucky guest will win the ultimate door prize – a customized 2012 Ford Focus with a "Euro Series" body kit. Attendees will participate in auto-themed activities and a live auction that will feature unique treasures for the car-racing enthusiasts! Tickets for the Monster Energy Pit Party only are also available.
"Monster Energy doesn't do traditional advertising," said Gittin. "Rather, Monster supports the scene, their athletes, and their fans by being involved in just about everything awesome. I'm pumped that the Monster Energy family is so supportive of this charity event; the private track experience, sick cars, and an exclusive day-long itinerary that is essentially a drivers' paradise is exactly the type of fun we love to have."
During the evening's auction, a unique "1-of-1" 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 will be featured. Offering 662 heart-pounding horsepower with a top speed north of 200 mph, the custom Shelby features a stunning white exterior paint scheme with contrasting white graphics and 20" white wheels. The racing-inspired cockpit boasts white leather Recaro seats stitched with a black contrast thread for an overall design theme that is worthy of this car's outstanding heritage.
Visit www.getyourheartracing.org to watch a three minute video from last year's event and learn more about the specific driving elements and ticket opportunities.
About the Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute:
With a history that spans more than 90 years, the institute has earned international recognition as a leader and innovator in comprehensive cardiovascular care, research and education. Established in 1946, the cardiac training program is one of the longest running in the U.S., and the first in Michigan. The program is one of only three in Michigan for advanced heart failure treatment options and one of the few programs in the U.S. offering robot-assisted laparoscopic aortic surgery.
SOURCE Henry Ford Health System