NAAA and Black Book to Host Pedal Car Auction
LAS VEGAS, NV— National Auto Auction Association and Black Book have teamed up to present the Inauguaral Black Book Pedal Car Auction. The association announced the charity event will be held at the 2014 NAAA Annual Convention this September in Boston with the goal of raising $50,000 for its nonprofit Warren Young Scholastic Foundation.
The four NAAA chapters each selected three pedal car sponsors to be the dozen finalists in the fall show and auction. A lottery choosing the order of the auction’s run list will be held at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention in June.
To get a leg up on the competition, the rules allow the sponsors to modify new or pre-owned pedal-powered vehicles — whether trains, planes or automobiles (but no carts) — as much as their imagination and skill would permit. That includes paint, decals, graphics, exhausts, lights, sirens and other parts or accessories.
The pedal car bringing the most money wins the Best in Show title, along with being featured on both the cover of NAAA’s On the Block magazine and 2015 Directory. Awards will also be given for Most Creative, Best Custom, Best Accessories and Most Unusual Paint Job categories as determined by the four NAAA Chapter presidents. An article about all the pedal cars and the event will appear in an issue of On the Block.
“We thought this offered our members a great way to demonstrate their creativity and abilities in a friendly competition while raising money to support our scholarship fund, which helps deserving students achieve their dreams of higher education,” said NAAA President Jack Neshe.
He noted that since its creation in 2004, the Warren Young Scholastic Foundation has raised more than $1.5 million and awards a total of $40,000 in merit scholarships annually for full-time study at an accredited institution. It was named in honor of Warren Young, Sr., a pioneer of the auto auction industry who retired after 35 years of devoted service to his profession and the NAAA.
“We are big supporters of the Warren Young Scholastic Foundation and believe in giving back and supporting this teriffic cause. We also believe in the NAAA and will do whatever we can to lend a hand,” said Black Book President Tom Cross.