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Tony Stewart's charitable-giveaway Camaro rides on Pirelli tires

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 01:00

Pirelli tires are among the attributes of a customized “Unique Smoke Edition Camaro” to be raffled off in a fundraiser sponsored by the Tony Stewart Foundation in conjunction with Charity Splits, Inc.

The contest is to raise money to assist critically ill or severely injured children, injured race car drivers and endangered or abused animals. Since 2004 the foundation has donated more than $4 million to charitable causes.

“I’ve known Tony for years,” says Will Castro, owner of Unique Autosports South in Miami, which created the one-of-a-kind car at Stewart’s behest. “We have customized several vehicles for him in the past, including the ‘Smoke Hearse’ on our television show, and this year Tony reached out to us to customize a Camaro 2SS for his foundation,” he explains, referring to the Spike Network’s “Unique Autosports: Miami” program. (“Smoke” is Stewart’s nickname.)

“Helping severely injured children really hits home – I have a daughter, and it is good to know that there are people like Tony out there who care enough to help these kids,” Castro continues. “I know that Tony is doing it for a good cause and am honored that he asked the team at Unique Autosport to be an integral part of the project; that’s what friends are for.”

“Working with Will and his crew is always a good time,” says Stewart, a two-time NASCAR Champion. “Our foundation had this awesome 2010 Camaro 2SS, and Will offered to customize it. He took an outstanding muscle car and has made it a sweet ride for one very lucky winner.”

The exterior features Strut wheels wearing the 22-inch Pirelli tires, a Strut grille, Spies Hecker paint on a Glam Effect body kit by Classic Design Concepts, smoked tail lamps and tinted windows. A Roadwire interior is enhanced by JL Audio equipment.

Performance by K&N feeds the V8 engine with a new state-of-the-art filter and intake system to boost the power a Borla Exhaust system sounds a throaty roar. Baer Brakes do the stopping.

Unique also customizes yachts and high-end homes, plus it has a clothing line.

The car will be showcased on the April 11 edition of “Unique Autosports: Miami,” makes makes its Spike season premier at 10:30 a.m. in both the Eastern and Pacific time zones on Sunday, Feb 28.

“It’s a great opportunity to be included in Will’s new series,” says Stewart. “Exposing his viewers to our foundation is a true added bonus. The money raised through this raffle…goes directly to help the kids, animals and injured drivers we serve.”

The Camaro will be awarded July 26 following The Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway; other prizes include cash payouts.

For more information, visit www.smokescamaro.com, www.tonystewartfoundation.org, www.uniqueautosport.com and www.us.pirelli.com.

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