CONCORD, N.C. – Jeff Gordon wants you to drive a brand-new Chevrolet Camaro this year. The four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion is putting his personal Camaro ZL1 1LE Coupe on the auction block for his annual “Camaro for a Cure” campaign, which benefits kids fighting cancer through Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation (JGCF).
This Camaro will have a matte gold coating and gold plate clippers, which was selected by Gordon himself and applied through the Hendrick Performance team and Axalta Coating Systems. The car also will have an engine plate that has the JGCF logo and displays the car’s “1 of 1” exclusivity. This year, Gordon hopes to raise $1.5 million.
By visiting www.CamaroForACure.org, participants can buy a raffle ticket for $100 each through March 3. Only 15,000 tickets will be available but those who purchase a ticket by Wednesday, Feb. 10 will have their names submitted to win the unique Camaro and be entered into a different raffle for $10,000. Federal taxes will be paid on all prizes and Gordon will personally hand over the keys to the car and sign over the title to the winner.
While this is only the second year Gordon has donated one of his personal Camaros, he’s been giving away a Chevrolet sports car for 15 years through the “Corvette for a Cure” program. That initiative alone has raised nearly $11 million for pediatric cancer research for the top pediatric cancer hospitals and programs in the country. Overall, the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation has raised more than $22 million since it was founded in 1999.
To learn more about Gordon's "Camaro for a Cure," check out the video below.