Original Bullitt Mustang to Make Pit Stop at California Roadshow
Jan. 25 – 27 event to honor Steve McQueen’s iconic pony with a unique timepiece that’ll be raffled off for charity.
The 70th annual Grand National Roadster Show at the Pomona Fairplex, in Pomona, California, has chosen non-profit Drive Toward a Cure as its charity of choice for 2019 with all auction fundraising efforts for the weekend directly supporting Parkinson’s Disease research and patient care.
Following Sunday’s final auction, Drive Toward a Cure will extend its fundraising effort with a unique piece of automotive history and will reveal the name of its “BULLITT50” Chronograph Raffle winner, which will be announced by Sean Kiernan, family custodian of the original Bullitt Mustang from the famed 1968 Warner Bros. film, Bullitt. The actual car will be on display at the Grand National Roadster Show throughout the weekend.
Drive Toward a Cure joined forces with Frederic Gasser, CEO of the America’s for BRM Chronographe, and Nicolas Hunziker of Hunziker Designs to create a unique timepiece for charity as a one-time offering. The 1-of-1 chronograph is valued at $35,000 and will include a 1 gram paint fragment from the genuine movie vehicle. Its face was hand-painted by Hunziker to depict the original car, and the watch itself will be presented in a specially-designed, hand-painted art box.
The original movie car has been owned by the Kiernan family for 44 years and has been on a nationwide tour since last January.
Each raffle ticket costs $25 per entry, and donations can be made in person or online. Only 1,968 tickets will be sold, to raise a near $50,000 for Parkinson’s.