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Shop Restores, Donates Retro-Mod 1966 Mustang in Raffle to Benefit Tucson Children’s Charities


Tucson-based 911 Collision Centers has just unveiled its 2011 fundraising vehicle, a beautifully restored and modified 1966 Ford Mustang. The company is donating the vehicle as top prize in a raffle to benefit the 911 Collision Centers Community Foundation’s 2011 beneficiaries – Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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The vehicle was purchased by the company, and the retro-mod project became a “labor of love” under the direction of Michael Mars, 911 Collision Centers Tucson operations manager, and the team of technicians who donated their time to this fundraising project.

“This project was a huge undertaking, and we are so proud of our staff’s efforts. The car came out just beautiful. We will sell out these raffle tickets pretty quickly so get ‘em while you can,” said Mars.

“I have never worked for a body shop that gives back so much to the community,” said Audie Kirkpatrick, project lead technician. “We’re proud to work at 911 Collision Centers and to be able to contribute our time to a project that will help local kids in our community.”


The vehicle is equipped with a V-8 engine, automatic transmission, air conditioning, power steering, deluxe Pony interior, custom wheels, exhaust, stereo and other options. DuPont Performance Coatings donated the materials.

911 Collision says that 1,500 raffle tickets for the Mustang will be sold at $100 each. In addition to the Mustang, second place prize is a vacation for two in Maui at the Hilton Grand Wailea Resort, including airfare, and car rental donated by Hertz. Third place is a VIP Jeff Gordon NASCAR trip courtesy of DuPont Performance Coatings.

Drawing for raffle winners will take place May 6 at the foundation’s annual charity golf tournament – the Make-A-Dent Golf Event.

Raffle tickets for the Mustang can be purchased online at

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