WOMAN SELLING DONEGAL FLAGS AND SCARVES WAS SAVING FANS MONEY!

first_imgA woman who was illegally selling hats and scarves to GAA fans was doing so to save people paying three times the price in Dublin!Donegal fans bought plenty of flags!Theresa Ann Maughan, 52, admitted not having a trader’s license when she was stopped by Gardai selling the GAA memorabilia to Donegal GAA fans in Raphoe on September 13th last. Her solicitor Kieran O’Gorman said she did not have a license and people were buying the items to prevent themselves paying there times the price in Dublin.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan asked the court if the seized GAA memorabilia could be forfeited to the state.Judge Paul Kelly said he hoped the hats, scarves and flags will be put to good use later in the year!He applied the Probation Act to Ms Maughan of 99 St Patrick’s Estate, Ballina, Co Mayo.WOMAN SELLING DONEGAL FLAGS AND SCARVES WAS SAVING FANS MONEY! was last modified: June 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDonegal GAAfansFLAGSscarveslast_img read more

Dunnes staff to climb Muckish for Relay for Life

first_imgStaff at the Oldtown branch of Dunnes Stores are swapping retail for resilience this weekend as they aim to climb Muckish Mountain and in the process help escalate their fund-raising efforts on behalf of Relay for Life.On Sunday morning, would-be climbers will meet at 9.30am on the Falcarragh side of the famous landmark before beginning their ascent.The Dunnes Stores branch has entered a team for this year’s Relay initiative which itself takes place later this month on Saturday and Sunday, May 25th and 26th. “We haven’t had a team in for the past two years but before that we took part for four years in a row. It’s great to be back involved in it,” said branch manager, Paddy Cunningham.He had been approached by Relay for Life committee member, Charlie Quinn, earlier this year and had no hesitation in agreeing to enter a team from the Oldtown branch.“We have around thirty people involved all told taking part in the 24 hour relay of the track.”The Relay experience is one Paddy himself is eagerly anticipating and like so many others who take part, there’s a purely personal reason behind it. “It has affected me directly. My mother died of cancer twenty-six years ago at the age of just 48,” he reflects.That rawest of losses, still felt keenly, was brought home again two years ago when a close family friend succumbed to the illness at the age of 41.“Events like Relay for Life are so important with the money raised contributing to research. Cancer will continue to affect people in the future but here we can help make inroads into the research that is needed.”Last Wednesday night at the Arena 7 complex, the Dunnes Stores team hosted a table quiz as part of their fund-raising events, boosting those efforts by around 400 euro.“We had donations on the night and Arena 7 were very good in that they provided finger food which was a very generous gesture,” acknowledges Paddy who is a resident of Muff. Quite apart from that and the Muckish climb, the funding will continue to pour in through other initiatives.On Friday next, staff and managers at the Oldtown branch will involve themselves in a bag pack at the store when donations will be gratefully accepted in the special Relay for Life buckets.Meanwhile, for two euro a line, customers can put themselves in with a chance of winning an impressive food and beverage hamper valued at 250 euro or an equivalent gift card.  Second and third prizes of gift cards totalling 150 euro and 100 euro respectively make the draw an even more attractive one.As his team prepare for Sunday’s Muckish ascent, Paddy stresses that insurance for the climb will be each individual’s own responsibility. “It’s important to point that out to anybody else who is going to join us in the climb but we’ll be more than happy to see others take part.” Sponsorship cards will be available or donations can be made on the day.No climbing necessary during the 24 hours of Relay for Life, of course, and the Dunnes Stores team will be there throughout that weekend complete with gazebo and logo. And plenty of home baking, including buns, cakes and sweets, to help whet the appetites of patrons.Truly better value and going to the most worthiest of causes.Dunnes staff to climb Muckish for Relay for Life was last modified: May 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Dunnes StoresletterkennyMuckishRelay for Lifelast_img read more

Popband Printed Ponytail Holder Hair Bands/Ties – Working Girl – Not the best bobbles if you like a firm tight hold of

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-02-25 19:06:57Reviewed Item Popband Printed Ponytail Holder Hair Bands/Ties – Working Girl, 5 PackRating 3.0 / 5  stars, based on  280  reviewsPrice£8.00 Wouldn’t wear any other ponytail holders. I love these hair ties so much. I wear them on my wrist all the time, they are comfortable and never get stuck in my thick, tangly hair. Wouldn’t wear any other ponytail holders. Not the best bobbles if you like a firm tight hold of Recipient was very happy with themBest hair ties ever! Doesn’t pull my hair when using. Have used before so knew would ‘do’ the job. Recipient was very happy with them. Recipient was very happy with them. Features of Popband Printed Ponytail Holder Hair Bands/Ties – Working Girl, 5 PackThe world’s kindest hair ties! The must have hair accessory for every a-list celebrity and savvy fashionistaPopbands hold hair up tight without leaving creases/dents in your hair. Our fabulous soft, stretchy hair ties won’t damage your hair like regular hair bandsPerfect for sports, workouts, yoga, running, and everyday use, Popbands hold hair up tight no matter how thin or thick (without leaving a dent)Popbands double up as super-cute wrist accessories, coordinate with the Popband in your hair, or choose one to compliment your outfit. With so many colours and styles available, the possibilities are endlessFantastic gift ideas for all occasions, Popbands come pre-packaged so arrive clean, fresh, and beautifully presented Doesn’t pull my hair when using. Have used before so knew would ‘do’ the job. Not the best bobbles if you like a firm tight hold of. Not the best bobbles if you like a firm tight hold of the ponytail they are very loose bobbles. A little expensive for what they are but they work well. A little expensive for what they are but they work well. I love these hair ties so much. I wear them on my wrist all the time, they are comfortable and never get stuck in my thick, tangly hair. Recipient was very happy with them. Recipient was very happy with them. Not the best bobbles if you like a firm tight hold of. Not the best bobbles if you like a firm tight hold of the ponytail they are very loose bobbles. last_img read more

Ohio wraps up a banner year for corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseFor those who really like to watch corn grow, 2018 was a great year.Ohio’s 2018 corn is by far the best-ever crop statewide and is also the highest average yield for many individual farms. In November, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service bumped Ohio’s corn yield up 16 bushels from last year’s report to an average yield of 193 bushels per acre, which would be the highest on record if realized. Total production is expected to be 629 million bushels, up 14% from 2017.The record crop got its start last May. April was just an extension of a very long, cold winter, but Ohio’s summer temperatures arrived right around May 1. What followed was an astonishing accumulation of heat units for the vast majority of the state. By Oct. 14 almost all Ohio locations being monitored were well above average on heat unit accumulation, according to NASS. Fredericktown had 1,048 GDDs more than normal and Akron Canton, Wright Patterson and Circleville were near 800 GDDs ahead or more. At the same time, moisture levels from persistent late-season rains kept the corn productive. Though there were pockets of dry weather mid-summer, nearly all of Ohio got more rain than normal through the 2018 growing season. Some Ohio locations, including Circleville, Waverly and Newark had around a foot more precipitation than normal from April through Oct. 14, according to NASS.Peter Thomison, the Ohio State University Extension corn specialist, knew corn yields would be good this fall, but he was still surprised at the production of Ohio’s corn crop.“As the season progressed and they kept forecasting higher yields, I was not prepared for the magnitude of these yields. Where did the yields come from? They were so much higher than even last year’s record,” Thomison said. “We had very good yields in the Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT) that paralleled what we were seeing around the state.“We had one location in Upper Sandusky we lost because it got wet early. The location that did the best was Greenville. In past years, it has been one of our lower yielding locations because it simply had not been getting enough rain. We had hybrids going over 300 bushels there this year and at other locations. We had average yields over the early and the late tests ranging from 279 to 290 in Greenville. The next best location was Bucyrus that had averages from 270 to 280. South Charleston averaged in both tests around 270 and Washington Courthouse was at 270. These are phenomenal yields when the average yields are like that. Van Wert had lower yields around 250 and the lowest was in the northeast in Mahoning County and it was averaging around 205 bushels over the early and late tests. It still did very well considering it was planted on May 26. Those northern locations were both planted later.”The path to the fantastic corn yields in 2018 started in early May.“This year there was virtually no corn planted in April but then much of the state started planting around May 1 and then it just took off. It was very uniform. Some years it seems like Ohio has three corn crops, some that gets in during April, some that is planted in early May and then there is a delay and we see more planted in late May. This year we really didn’t see that for the most part except for a relatively small percentage of the total acres in the very northern part of the state,” Thomison said. “It was a good planting season and that led to uniform emergence, rapid crop development and growth because of the warm temperatures in May. Sometimes we get the crop planted and it just sits in the field and looks bad for two weeks while we wait for warm weather. We didn’t really have that issue this year. We talk about uneven emergence in fields and how that can translate into lower yields because there is a certain percentage of plants not competing effectively. That was not as much of an issue this year as I have seen in past years because the seedbed conditions were so favorable that there was much greater uniformity of emergence.“Then we got phenomenal GDD accumulation. We had one year in South Charleston many years ago where we accumulated 2,500 heat units and the crops did very well that year. This year from planting to harvest at Greenville — from May 9 to Oct. 23 — we had over 3,500 heat units. Those are amazing heat unit accumulations. We also got rain at the same time we were getting those higher temperatures and that more than compensated for the warmer temperatures for the corn.”The fast progress of the 2018 corn crop also led to an early maturing and dry crop, which, along with strong yields, helped offset low market prices.“The corn is dry this year,” he said. “We can trace that all the way back to May 1 when this crop got planted and then we had this huge accumulation of heat units through the growing season accelerating crop development and resulting in faster dry down.”There were clearly many factors lining up for the success of Ohio’s 2018 corn, but there were plenty of challenges too. While much of the state enjoyed some of the best planting conditions in many years, extreme northern and northeastern Ohio experienced very wet conditions through May and June. Some of those areas struggled all season after the delayed start, including an extended stretch of dry weather in mid-summer.Nearly all of the state saw at least some disease pressure due to warm, wet conditions and some fields saw yield-limiting disease issues.“Rich Minyo, the manager of the OCPT, commented that he had seen a lot of leaf disease in test plots this year and that our highest yielding locations were associated with fungicide applications at tassel this year,” Thomison said.In some cases, heavy disease pressure was evident even in fields that had been sprayed.“Gray leaf spot has not gone away. This year it certainly impacted yields over a wide area. There was a dry spell in July that slowed it down but then it came on late with the warm wet weather. It looked like, in some locations, the fungicide application didn’t keep the disease in check for some hybrids. It delayed it, but there was still enough disease pressure that it impacted yield.” Thomison said. “I was pleasantly surprised that stalk lodging didn’t cause major problems this year. We certainly had stalk lodging but it wasn’t of the magnitude that you might expect with the weather and conditions we saw this fall. It wasn’t a massive, widespread problem. It was manageable.”The late, wet conditions also set the stage for some ear mold problems.“We saw ear molds at most of our OCPT sites. It did not appear as severe as what we saw a couple of years ago. Grain from the majority of the hybrids looked pretty good, but there were a couple that certainly fell victim to ear rots,” he said. “We saw Gibberella, Diplodia and Trichoderma. We are starting to see Trichoderma ear rot more often. In the past, it’s been regarded as uncommon. Trichoderma ear rot is not associated with mycotoxins but it can certainly reduce kernel quality.”The abundant rainfall through the season also led to some nitrogen loss.“Nitrogen loss was certainly a yield limiting factor in some fields but it was not as much of an issue as I thought it would be given the amount of N that was applied and the amount of rainfall we experienced,” Thomison said.The challenges have continued through harvest that has been slowed down by the big yields, occasional standability issues, full elevators, logistics, and wet, cold weather. Still, by the week ending Nov. 11, 78% of Ohio’s corn crop was harvested, which was ahead of the 69% last year, but just behind the five-year average of 81%, according to NASS.“We will see no benefit from delaying harvest at this point. It is not going to dry down any more. It will just go from bad to worse out there,” Thomison said. “There are some elevators not taking any more corn. In some years, growers look at leaving corn in the fields as alternative storage. This is not going to be the year for that.”Even with the challenges, 2018 will not soon be forgotten because of its incredible corn yields.“We don’t see years too often when there is no appreciable planting in April. Then everything changed in May and from then on we got the right rainfall, the right temperatures, the right sunlight, at the right time in the corn plant’s life, and we didn’t have major limiting factors from the weather. That maybe applied more in the southern two-thirds of the state than the northern part of the state, but that was certainly in large part responsible for the yields we saw this year,” Thomison said. “Part of these yields are due to the fact that growers have become more savvy about the inputs they are using, including establishment practices, seeding rates, and fertilization. You can’t downplay the importance of a good agronomic manager. It is more of an art form than a science.“I also have to put a plug in for genetics. We can’t overlook the resilience of the hybrid genetics. We saw some sites that were very dry this year in Wooster and Beloit from mid-July through late August and we still ended up with average yields close to 250 bushels. That just tells you that we’ve got awfully good genetics out there that sometimes get overlooked. Traits can help in some situations, but I am talking about base genetics. The improvements we are seeing are really remarkable.”last_img read more

Comparing High-Performance Wall Options

first_imgT. Barker is planning a high-performance house in Climate Zone 7A, where the number of heating degree days reaches 10,000 a year and the January design temperature hits 20 below zero. Although he is still tinkering with his plans, Barker is leaning toward a design with R-50 exterior walls to make the house as comfortable as possible and to reduce the cost of the mechanical systems. The question is how best to get to that insulation value. In a Q&A post, Barker asks, “Are there any good reports using actual construction experience comparisons for the cost to build double-stud 2×4 (or 2×6) walls compared to single 2×6 with exterior insulation?”RELATED ARTICLESHow to Design a WallChoosing Rigid FoamTwo Views of Double-Stud WallsCreating High-Performance WallsR-Value Advice from Building Science Corporation What reading he’s done so far suggests that most double-stud walls are framed on 24-inch centers. “I would think for the minimal cost difference to stay 16 inches on center you get better drywall finish and shear wall capacity for 2-story construction,” he says. What does the most recent research show in terms of material costs, construction labor, and pros and cons of each of these two options? Further, are there insulation materials on the market with very high R-value that might be a good fit for his house, such as silica aerogels? Those are the questions raised in this Q&A Spotlight. Double-stud walls are more practical Reaching R-50 with a 2×6 wall plus exterior foam takes a lot of foam, says Dana Dorsett, something on the order of 6 inches. That makes construction awkward, and may be a good reason to choose the double-stud option. “A double stud wall is far more practical, since the distance between walls is flexible — two feet thick isn’t substantially more difficult than a foot,” Dorsett writes. “You have to pay attention to the thermal bridging of the subfloors and band joists, etc., and dense packing cellulose gets harder, making fiberglass (which unlike cellulose won’t sag or settle if you don’t quite hit the target density) perhaps a better option.” As to Barker’s questions about the most up-to-date research, Dorsett points him to a study by the Building Science Corp. Even though it’s not quite as recent as Barker would like, Dorsett says, it still offers sound advice. But, he adds, forget about aerogel. “Aerogel is ridiculously expensive, and would be totally wasted as cavity fill,” he says, “but there are commercial products designed for framing edge strips, the primary market being commercial construction with steel-stud curtain walls.” It’s a matter of builder preference The choice between a double-stud wall and one with exterior insulation is a matter of the builder’s preference, says Michael Maines. “The ones who prefer double stud walls and don’t like working with foam say that double stud walls are the best value, and that installing exterior foam is difficult,” Maines writes. “The ones who like using foam say that double stud walls are twice the labor and twice the material, and that installing exterior foam is not a big deal. I’ve had this conversation with many different builders and most of them fall into one camp or the other.” With that said, Maines has found that exterior foam is the best value when the goal is in the R-30 range. For R-values of 40 or higher, a double-stud wall is a more economical choice. The cost difference between an 8-inch-thick wall and an 18-inch-thick walls is just in the extra insulation. “There are many variables in the equation,” he adds, “so the answer will depend on your specific situation.” Nor does the choice between 16-inch and 24-inch on-center framing have a clear answer. While 16-inch framing doesn’t use significantly more material, it does use more, and the extra studs don’t make the building substantially stronger. (Builders of three stories or more, however, are required by the International Residential Code to be framed on 16-inch centers.) Making the case for R-50 walls? “Can I ask the big question,” says Walter Ahlgrim. “Why R-50? Given the current prices of fuel, materials and labor in most places, an R-50 wall is unlikely to justify its cost in terms of dollars and cents.” If Barker is shooting for performance numbers required in a Passive House building, R-50 might make sense. Or Barker may live in an area where the cost of fuel is unusually high. He suggests Barker spend some time with a no-cost computer program called BEopt, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, to learn more about this options. Packing R-50 worth of insulation into the walls, and R-100 into the roof, will save about $500 a year in heating and cooling costs, Barker replies, in addition to the C$20,000 in mechanical systems. These savings over 15 years will add up to at least C$25,000. “Additional costs to superinsulate and seal a 2,200-square-foot house will be approximately C$35,000,” he adds. “I can live with the extra cost for better comfort, a quieter house, and being green (never thought I’d hear myself say that — LOL).” Fuel is indeed a problem. There is no natural gas available on the site, and while propane is a possibility, it’s expensive. Plus, Barker sees no sense in running gas lines into the house when the future is clearly electric. Several GBA readers question Barker’s estimates of how much money he will save in HVAC operating and installation costs. Will he really save $25,000 over 15 years? “I wasn’t clear,” Barker says, “but I’m comparing R-50 ‘superinsulated, super-tight’ against the standard that most decent homes would be built to in this area today, which is about R-24 walls, ACH50= 3.0, etc. This happens to be about the quality my current home was built to 20 years ago, so I use electrical and utility usage from that house to make some of my comparisons. Will it end up being R-35 or R-40 instead of R-50?  Maybe, but it will certainly be far more insulated than R-24.” “At a whole-wall R-value of R-30 or more, the cost difference between R-30 vs. R-50 whole-walls or an R-50 vs. R-100 in the attic is often better spent on upgrading or fine-tuning the window options,” Dorsett adds. “Walter’s recommendation for maintaining a BEopt simulation as you adjust the design features is a good one. In most climates the heating and cooling loads can be cut to the level where point source heating/cooling can work without taking it to R-50 whole-wall and R-100 attic.” Choices for exterior insulation Barker has done some research on the cost of different types of exterior insulation and finds that mineral wool is the cheapest option. To reach R-50, he says, the cost of 12-inch-thick Rockwool would be about US$2.05 per square foot of wall area; EPS (13 inches) would be US$3.59 per square foot; XPS (10 inches) adds up to US$5.47 per square foot. GBA editor Martin Holladay wonders why Barker might choose XPS for exterior rigid foam when most green builders prefer EPS or polyisocyanurate. Barker says that he wants to stay away from polyiso because of its reduced R-values at low temperatures and, he suspects, some environmental issues. Dorsett suggests he consider reclaimed polyiso. “Large industrial and commercial flat roofs are usually insulated with polyiso or EPS, which is often swapped out and upgraded during re-roofing,” he says. “The used foam is ‘gold’ for materials reclaimers — they make a good margin even when reselling it at less than 1/3 the price of virgin-stock foam.” Plus, he adds, polyiso’s reduction in R-value at low temperatures is probably not as severe as Barker thinks. Our expert’s opinion GBA technical director Peter Yost adds this: It’s surprising to have such a detailed discussion of wall performance without mentioning windows. This is especially true given the difficulty that windows introduce in either a 6-inch exterior foam walls or double-stud walls. What is their performance relative to the walls? What’s the increased difficulty of window installation in thick walls? There are lots of decisions to make, and some careful detailing to manage. I decided to ask leading Passive House builder Steve Baczek what his preference would be for “superinsulated and super-tight” Climate Zone 7 walls. He provided the drawing at the top of this column, and added this: “I’d love to tell you there is a ‘silver bullet’ wall assembly out there, but — sorry, I’m not aware of any. “When it comes to enhanced wall assemblies, the choice is usually between a thicker frame (i.e. 2×8+) or a double wall assembly. I’ve done both numerous times and they each have their pros and cons. What I’ve found generally is that it really comes down to the builder’s perspective. “I can make either assembly perform well, but builders apply the $ tag to it. If I asked 10 builders, I would likely get a 50/50 split in favor of each. We can debate a lifetime on this, but here’s one of my contentions: We worry so much about the R-value of the wall at the cavity, that we usually neglect the wall at the window. “Understanding the impacts of whole wall R-value suggests heavy attention to exterior continuous insulation and, more importantly, to the windows. My stepping off point for a high-performance wall is usually a 2×8 24-inch on-center wood-framed wall with R-9 Zip  sheathing. Everything is a bit enhanced, but the number of parts is the same as a code-built wall. So I am essentially paying extra for enhancements, not additional labor. This wall for my climate gets me into a R-40ish+ range. It also usually leaves some money for that very important window upgrade to leverage my whole-wall R-value.”last_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Real Madrid complete deal for Man City whizkid Diaz

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Real Madrid complete deal for Man City whizkid Diazby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrahim Diaz has joined Real Madrid from Manchester City to Real Madrid, in a deal worth £15.5m, and could rise to £22m with add-ons.Real confirmed the signing on Monday, several hours after Diaz had completed a medical.”I have arrived at a club that I dreamed of playing for as a child,” an emotional Diaz said. “I could not have received a better Christmas present than wearing the Real Madrid jersey.”When I decided that it was time to leave Manchester City, I only put three options on the table.”The first, to play for Real Madrid; the second, to play for Real Madrid; the third, to play for Real Madrid.”I never wanted to go anywhere else, it is impossible to go to a better club. I promise to give 100 per cent from the first day and to pay back the faith you have put in me.”The 19-year-old signing a six-and-a-half-year deal, which includes a clause that Manchester City will receive 15 per cent of any future transfer fee, which will rise to 40 per cent if the buying club is Manchester United. last_img read more

19 days agoMan City boss Guardiola: I can’t risk gambling with kids

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: I can’t risk gambling with kidsby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he can’t risk gambling with his kids.Guardiola has delivered back-to-back Premier League titles, successive Carabao Cups and the FA Cup to the Etihad over the last two seasons.But success has come at a price – with City splashing more than £535million in the transfer market during the Catalan’s reign to strengthen a squad that already included the likes of Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Fernandino.“We have to compete every single day to fight with the best teams in England and Europe,” said the City boss.“And for that we need the David Silvas and Kevin de Bruynes and the Sergio Agueros and Fernandinhos.“We need all these type of players because with young, young, young players you cannot do it.“The young players can be help for the other ones, of course, but if the basis of the team is young then it is just not possible.“This team needs to win titles and prizes – and the process for the young players means they need time.“The best way for them is step by step.“The demand from the club is not to win the Champions League, but we must be there every time in all the competitions.“And, for that, we need the players we have. What can I say?” last_img read more

BarrettJackson to Auction President Bush 43s Ride Other Unique Vehicles for Charity

first_imgBarrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will continue its long-standing tradition of bringing the “who’s who” of buyers together with a diverse collection of custom and rare collector vehicles during its 15th Annual Palm Beach Auction, April 6-8, 2017, at the South Florida Fairgrounds.George W. Bush’s personal ’09 Ford F-150 King Ranch Super Crew Pickup from his Crawford, TexasLong-heralded as South Florida’s premier automotive lifestyle event, this year’s auction will not only host an unprecedented gathering of world-class prequalified bidders with virtually unlimited buying power, but also five exceptional vehicles that will cross the block to benefit charitable causes across the nation.“To date, Barrett-Jackson has helped raise over $93 million in support of charities whose influence reaches around the world,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “No other collector car auction company has helped raised more funds for important causes benefiting children, veterans and medical research than Barrett-Jackson. We are honored and astounded by the bidder turnout for our Palm Beach Auction, and are thrilled for the charities who will benefit from the sale of these extraordinary vehicles.”The winning bidder of Lot #3002 will receive the rights to the FIRST retail production of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 LE, with 100 percent of the hammer proceeds benefiting United Way. The ZL1 LE features a 650-horsepower, supercharged LT4 engine backed by a 6-speed manual transmission, rounding out an incredible performance package.A workhorse that’s simply “presidential,” Lot #3004 is a ‘09 Ford F-150 King Ranch Super Crew Pickup once owned and used by former President George W. Bush on his Texas ranch. Both the original title and right airbag panel feature Bush’s signature, and the entire hammer price will benefit the Community Foundation of Cleveland and Bradley County, Tennessee.Built by the next generation of auto specialists, Lot #3001, a ’96 Ford Mustang, was designed and fabricated by students at the Jordan Vocational High School in Columbus, Georgia. Winner of the national 2016 Quaker State Best in Class Competition, the vehicle is powered by a 3.8-liter engine with automatic transmission and sports a new suspension and more.Encompassing the spirit and enthusiasm of the students who built it, the car’s hammer price will go to Jordan Vocational High School.The sixth of only 50 built by Sanderson Ford, a ’07 Ford Mustang GT Custom Fastback (Lot #3003) showcases meticulous craftsmanship that shines throughout every vehicle detail, including custom body panels, tribute signature seats and carbon-fiber trim. The sale of this remarkable beauty will benefit The Darrell Gwynn Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis.Sporting only 58,000 original miles, Lot #3000, a ’69 International Travelall, will cross the block in support of the Boy Scouts of America. Unique in the market and ahead of its time, this Travelall is powered by the optional V8 engine.The 15th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction will be broadcast on Discovery, Velocity and Velocity Canada during the three-day auction. For more information on becoming a bidder, click here.last_img read more