This custom Richard Childress NASCAR #29 Shell Pennzoil was donated in support of the amazing programs for special needs students at Cooke and Old Village schools in Northville, Michigan. It was donated by a family whose child currently attends Cooke School and was a former student at Old Village School.
Reliable Carriers transported the vehicle to the two schools and the students were able to see, touch and pose with it. The students also received special racing hats donated by Richard Childress Racing, Harvick’s racing sponsor, and also by Mecum Auction Company.
Reliable Carriers provided complimentary transport of the vehicle on a tour to some of the most popular car shows across the county to help raise awareness about the students and programs offered at Cooke and Old Village schools, and to build excitement about the car.
The car was sold to the highest bidder live on the Discovery Channels HD Theater popular Mecum Auctions show on January 28, 2011 in Kissimmee, Florida and all the proceeds go to the Cooke and Old Village schools. The generous people at Mecum Auction also donated their time and support to this worthy cause.
The retired 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Shell Pennzoil Car was raced by Daytona 500 champion #29 Kevin Harvick at Atlanta and tested at Indianapolis, Charlotte and Michigan.
The special education center programs at Cooke and Old Village schools are operated and staffed by an incredible group of Northville Public School educators.
They provide individualized programming for more than 300 students with special needs. The students include children and adults who are severely cognitively impaired and who also may have motor, communication, physical, sensory and emotional impairments that make it difficult for them to learn in a general education environment.
Due to the severe budget cutbacks that have taken place in the state of Michigan, the school has lost funding it needs to operate. By the generosity of the donor and Mecum Auction Company, we are hoping to help give the school back some of the much needed funding.