A once in a lifetime chance to own a Scott McLaughlin ‘piece of history,’ with all proceeds going to children’s cancer charity Camp Quality has been announced.
The unique Ford Mustang GT Fastback was driven at the 2019 Superloop Adelaide 500 as part of the celebration of Ford Mustang’s Supercar competition debut in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
Scott McLaughlin, three-time Supercars champion and Bathurst winner for Shell V-Power Racing Team, raced this modified road-going Mustang, which still bears his name, in a Speed Comparison around the Adelaide street circuit alongside Ford icons Dick Johnson and Marcos Ambrose.
Now, this special Mustang will be auctioned through Shannons.com.au with proceeds going to Camp Quality.
“I just remember first driving that Mustang around the streets of Adelaide and asking Rob Herrod what he did to it as it rode the curbs really well!” said McLaughlin, who is defending his Bathurst 1000 crown this weekend.
“Sharing the track with two Ford legends like Dick and Marcos was a hell of an experience and one I’ll never forget. To now see the car being auctioned with all proceeds going to Camp Quality is just awesome.”
It’s thanks to Ryan Story, Team Principal, Shell V-Power Racing Team and Camp Quality Ambassador, with support from Ford Australia and Shannons, that the legendary car is now being auctioned off to car enthusiasts, while also helping kids facing cancer be kids again.
“Camp Quality is a charity very close to my heart and I’m very proud to support them,” Story says.
“This year has been tough for everyone, but it hasn’t stopped the important work Camp Quality do to support sick kids with cancer and their families. This Mustang is a very special car, not to mention being the only one Scott has raced that he hasn’t won in! This specific car was part of the launch of the Mustang Supercar and Ford coming back into Supercars in a big way. It holds a place in history.
“Along with being driven by Scott, raced against Marcos Ambrose in a NASCAR and Dick Johnson in the Mustang Supercar, this special car was also tuned and prepared by Ford legend Rob Herrod. I’m extremely grateful to Ford and to Shannons for supporting this cause, raising much-needed funds for Camp Quality. I have no doubt that this historic Mustang will find a good home.”
Deborah Thomas, CEO of Camp Quality says the generosity of everyone involved in the auction will help us to support more Australian children aged 0-13, impacted by cancer.
“Camp Quality families face their worst nightmare when a child is diagnosed with cancer,” Deborah says.
“Thanks to the incredible support of Camp Quality ambassador, Ryan Story and Ford Australia, as well as Shannons, this auction will enable us to be there for more kids and their families throughout the cancer experience: in-hospital; at home; at school and away from it all on one of our camps and at our retreats.
“For 36 years Camp Quality has been giving kids with cancer the chance to be kids again. We provide coping tools, vital information and importantly, fun times that mean kids facing cancer and their families can reconnect, make happy memories and have a much-needed break from the trauma of hospital and treatment. Every Australian child should get to experience the fun of childhood, and this auction will ensure many more kids facing cancer will have that opportunity.”