By Larry Jewett - July 26, 2011 06:10 PM
The winner of the grand prize, a 2011 GT350, in the Win-A-Shelby Raffle, was Shelby enthusiast William Munn of Maritez, California. Proceeds from the raffle benefited the Carroll Shelby Foundation, which was established by automotive icon Carroll Shelby to provide financial support for children battling life-threatening illnesses and to promote continuing education.
“I love to share my love of automobiles with others, especially when it helps our charity,” noted Carroll Shelby. “William Munn’s contribution to the Carroll Shelby Foundation will help a child have a second chance at life.”
Munn has donated to the Foundation for years through each of the Win-A-Shelby raffles and intends to continue supporting its endeavors. He has rented a Shelby Hertz GT-H many times in the past, but will no longer need to rent a Shelby since he holds the title to his very own ride.
The GT350 features advanced technology and sophisticated design with a 5.0 liter engine supercharged and newly introduced “R” tune. Generating up to 624 horsepower, it is one of the most powerful limited production cars in the world and can hit 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. The Shelby has the rare solid blue painted stripes that wrap from the front of the hood to the rear bumper without any lettering on the hood.
“The Win-A-Shelby drawing is one of our most successful annual fundraisers,” said Jenni Shreeves, executive director of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation, supporting a tremendous number of children. With the help of all those who were part of this raffle, we’ll turn the dreams of so many into reality.”