A few months back, we helped Dream Giveaway by sponsoring their dual Shelby Mustang giveaway. Proceeds from this giveaway were used to benefit the Healing Heroes Network, a charity that helps support armed forces members, but little did everyone know that a real hero would win BOTH of these amazing Shelby Mustangs!
Mr. Robert Totten, a highly decorated disabled Vietnam veteran, was recently handed the keys to a pair of amazing Shelby Mustangs after he donated $100 dollars to the Healing Heroes Network in exchange for 100 raffle tickets. To Robert, his donation was an act of kindness to current wounded soldiers. He never expected to win anything, but knew that he wanted to help out our brave troops fighting across the globe.
Now, Mr. Totten can proudly drive either of his new Mustangs, to remind him that even a small donation can bring great things. Here are some pictures of the restored 1967 Shelby GT500 and the one-of-a-kind Patriot Edition 2010 Shelby GT500, that are now under the proud ownership of this very happy American veteran! Continue reading after the images for the official press release.
Attendees at the 22nd Annual Mustang Memories Car Show at Ford World Headquarters gathered to watch Mr. Robert Totten receive the keys to BOTH a restored 1967 Shelby GT500 and the Ford Design Team inspired one-of-a-kind 2010 Patriot Edition Shelby GT500.
The presentation, held on Sunday, August 8, 2010 was the culmination of the 2010 Mustang Dream Giveaway, an annual fundraising event benefiting Healing Heroes Network. The presentation of the keys was made by Michael E. Bannister, Chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Credit.
Healing Heroes Network is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to assembling a network of medical professionals willing to provide services to treat the men and women of our armed forces injured in the line of duty after September, 11th, 2001.
Both cars had been on display at the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas and more recently at Ford World Headquarters and have been featured in numerous automotive publications.
After seeing an ad for the Mustang Dream Giveaway in a magazine in his dentist’s office, Mr. Totten made a donation of $100 for 100 tickets to help the troops, never expecting to win. Robert had a special reason to want to help our wounded heroes; you see he is a highly decorated disabled veteran of the Vietnam War with 17 years of military service. A true hero himself, Mr. Totten has earned 26 commendations including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and US Navy/Marine Distinguished Service Medal.