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CARDONE and Swag Custom Rides Tour Dual-Fuel ’66 Chevelle Across the Nation

PHILADELPHIA (March 26, 2018) – CARDONE Industries, a leader in the automotive aftermarket, and partner Swag Custom Rides, the nation’s first and only nonprofit custom auto restoration shop, have announced the tour schedule for the fully restored and reimagined ’66 Chevy Chevelle. The classic hot rod, known as "Mystique," is the first “eco-friendly muscle car” that runs on either E-85 ethanol or gas with the flip of a switch. The two organizations will tour the Chevelle across the nation to showcase the high-tech features of the car, sleek interior and exterior design, as well as give auto enthusiasts the chance to enter CARDONE’s Hot Rod Giveaway sweepstakes.

3/26/2018 2:00:00 PM

CARDONE and Swag Custom Rides Tour Dual-Fuel ’66 Chevelle Across the Nation

Auto Techs and Car Enthusiasts Encouraged to Enter to Hot Rod Sweepstakes

PHILADELPHIA (March 26, 2018) – CARDONE Industries, a leader in the automotive aftermarket, and partner Swag Custom Rides, the nation’s first and only nonprofit custom auto restoration shop, have announced the tour schedule for the fully restored and reimagined ’66 Chevy Chevelle. The classic hot rod, known as "Mystique," is the first “eco-friendly muscle car” that runs on either E-85 ethanol or gas with the flip of a switch. The two organizations will tour the Chevelle across the nation to showcase the high-tech features of the car, sleek interior and exterior design, as well as give auto enthusiasts the chance to enter CARDONE’s Hot Rod Giveaway sweepstakes.

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“CARDONE gave us the freedom to design Mystique with some guidelines and at the top of the list was innovation. So, we looked at taking a vehicle from a different era, modernizing it and pushing into it as much technology as possible,” said John Muratori, Founder and CEO of Swag Custom Rides. “I can’t wait to give the keys to someone, so they can drive off with this car.”

To help find the car’s new owner, CARDONE has just unveiled a new microsite to provide a one-stop destination to enter the sweepstakes, learn about the specs of the dual-fuel hot rod, and see a full listing of where and when the ’66 Chevelle will tour. The microsite is located at: cardonehotrodgiveaway.com.

Several upcoming car shows on Mystique’s road tour include:

  • March 24-25 Cabin Fever Custom Car & Motorcycle Show; Naugatuck, Conn.
  • April 27-29 Goodguys 4th North Carolina Nationals; Raleigh, N.C.
  • May 11-12 Goodguys 13th Nashville Nationals; Nashville
  • May 26-27 Swag Invitational; New Britain, Conn.
  • Aug. 7-12 Hot August Nights; Reno, Nev.

CARDONE and Swag Custom Rides will draw the Grand Prize winner around June 12, 2018 and reveal the winner  through the sweepstakes micro-site and CARDONE.com. The Grand Prize includes the Chevelle, $15,000 and travel accommodations to attend the 2018 Hot August Nights car show in Reno, Nevada, where CARDONE and Swag Rides will officially present the car to the winner.

To view all the details of the dual-fuel ’66 Chevelle, track the tour locations and dates, or enter the sweepstakes, visit: cardonehotrodgiveaway.com.

About Swag Custom Rides

Swag Custom Rides is the first and only automotive custom restoration nonprofit shop in America. Swag restores, customizes and fabricates vehicles with two missions in mind – restoring vehicles and transforming lives. With a team of leading industry professionals, Swag Rides provides job training, education and life skills for troubled individuals recovering from life-controlling problems like drug abuse or criminal conviction.

About CARDONE

We are an automotive industry leader in aftermarket innovations and engineering. Three generations and four decades strong, we build new and remanufactured vehicle parts that meet or exceed O.E. designs, at a fraction of the cost. We remanufacture O.E. parts to meet the specific needs of our O.E.M. partners. Our global team supports a full spectrum of products and services, including a catalog of 46,000 sustainably-built parts. We build it better. Learn more at CARDONE.com.

 

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Erin Zakin                                                                    Raquel Wenger

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