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01/07 2013

NASCAR Cutaway Engine In Barrett-Jackson Charity Sale

NASCAR Cutaway Engine In Barrett-Jackson Charity Sale

The Roush Yates engine displayed at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and signed by HOF members will be sold during the Scottsdale auction.

A Roush Yates-built “D3” Ford NASCAR Sprint Cup Series engine signed by many of the living members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s collector-car auction in Scottsdale.

The only Sprint Cup Series engine on display in the NASCAR Hall of Fame since its opening in 2010, the highly collectable item will be sold on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the auction in WestWorld, Lot #1553.

The engine is a cutaway mockup with exposed pistons, valves and other rotating parts that move slowly via an electric motor.

Hall of Fame members who signed the engine include Junior Johnson, Dale Inman, Glen and Leonard Wood, Richard Petty, Bobby Allison and Rusty Wallace, as well as HOF nominees Jack Ingram and Jerry Cook. Leonard Wood and Wallace will be officially inducted Feb. 8, 2013.

A majority of the proceeds from the sale of the engine will benefit Tree of Life, a relief agency based in Mission, S.D., that provides a food pantry, clothing distribution, meal site, emergency home repairs, crisis center support, and suicide-prevention services for Native Americans in the Dakotas.

The rest of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation, which commemorates motorsports by providing educational field trips to underprivileged youth across the region.

“This is a great educational piece that any true gearhead would love to own,” said Doug Yates, CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “We are so happy to be able to help benefit the Tree of Life and the Friends of the NASCAR Hall of Fame foundation.”

The engine was removed from the Hall of Fame in May to be replaced by the newly implemented Roush Yates Ford FR9 electronic fuel-injected Sprint Cup Series engine.

“This engine was a very important artifact for the NASCAR Hall of Fame from our opening until it was recently replaced with a new engine – also generously provided by Roush Yates Engines – featuring the new electronic fuel injection system,” said NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director Winston Kelley. “Our guests were mesmerized by the technology and how this cutaway engine provided such a unique visual understanding of the complexity of NASCAR engines.

The Barrett-Jackson auction takes place Jan 13-20 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, with 39 hours of live coverage on SPEED. For more information about the January event, see Barrett-Jackson.com.