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SPEED to Award One-of-a-Kind 800+ Horsepower Shelby GT500 HFB Mustang

Interactive Game During Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Live Coverage

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Shelby GT500 HFB Special Edition Mustang

The Shelby GT500 HFB Special Edition Mustang

Photo Courtesy of SPEED
The SPEED television network, in collaboration with their Hagerty Fantasy Bid & Speed Social Garage, have announced they will award a one-of-a-kind Shelby GT500 Ford Mustang during live coverage of the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, which takes place Tuesday January 15th through Sunday January 20th.

Game play begins Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and lasts through Sunday, Jan. 20 with 28 fantasy bid cars selected to cross the block throughout the weekend.

The network says that any Hagerty Fantasy Bid contestant who places a fantasy bid is automatically eligible for the giveaway Mustang. A random drawing from all fantasy bid entries throughout the four days of competition determines the winner, which concludes on Sunday, Jan. 20.

A Truly Interactive Viewing Experience

That said, as with each Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event and Auction on SPEED, fantasy bidding is only a portion of the interactive and digital opportunities throughout any one of these live auction events. The SPEED Social Garage, live streaming video, live blogging, photo galleries and SPEED.com’s up-to-the-minute coverage of the market and trend lines are designed to offer the audience a unique two-screen experience.

“How phenomenal is it that Ford was able to top last year’s incredible one-of-one Shelby giveaway,” said Rick Miner, SPEED SVP of Production, Network Operations & Executive Producer of Barrett-Jackson. “I’m thinking about quitting my job just so I can enter the contest.”

This will mark SPEED’s second year offering up a GT500 Mustang grand prize to one lucky winner. Arizona resident Chris Cherryholmes was the lucky winner of last year’s drawing.

The Shelby GT500 HFB Special Edition Mustang

The Shelby GT500 HFB Special Edition Mustang

It features a W2 Graphics’ flat black stripe kit, RTR’s rear license plate surround and Ice Nine’s side splitters, as well as a smoked lens kit.

Photo Courtesy of SPEED
As for this year’s prize, SPEED says the Shelby GT500 HFB Special Edition Mustang is loaded with numerous performance and aesthetic upgrades. This includes a full Ford Racing lowering kit, Hydraulic Hood struts and Shelby Wheel Company’s Nitto 20x9.5 front and 20x11 Drag Radial rear tires. In all, the car is estimated to produce more than 800 horsepower. Talk about true “speed”!

On the inside you’ll find custom-made front and rear seats feature black suede inserts, black carbon fiber stripes and blue stitching all combining for an attractive outward appeal, while still maintaining Ford’s firm, yet comfortable, driver support structure.

As for performance upgrades, the car features full-length stainless steel headers with high-flow catalytic converters, a Borla exhaust system, high-flow air filter and an Ice Nine modified air intake, which is said to add about 30 additional horsepower. All of these elements are designed to increase efficiency, power and enhance the sound of the car.

On the outside, the GT500 HFB Mustang is sure to attract quite a bit of attention. It features a W2 Graphics’ flat black stripe kit, RTR’s rear license plate surround and Ice Nine’s side splitters, as well as a smoked lens kit. Also included are a custom billet antenna, 3D carbon fender scoops, custom quarter window scoops, quarter panel scoops, billet aluminum Hagerty Fantasy Bid badging and a laser etched, Hagerty logoed gas cap that signifies a Special Edition Mustang.

Join in on the Social Chat

Fans watching the event can join the Barrett-Jackson conversation through the SPEED Social Garage located at http://www.speedtv.com/programs/barrett-jackson-automobile-auction/barrett-jackson-social-garage or via Twitter by using the ‘#BJA2013’ hash tag and @BarrettOnSPEED handle.

Looking to provide feedback to SPEED’s on-air team? Fans using twitter can chat directly with SPEED’s on-air team; Bob Varsha (@bobvarsha), Matt Stone (@MattStoneCars), Mike Joy (@mikejoy500), Rick DeBruhl (@rickdebruhl), Justin Bell (@justinbelltv), Ralph Sheheen (@ralphsheheen) and April Rose (@tweetAprilRose). You can also converse with SPEED.com Editor-In-Chief Tom Jensen (@tomjensen100) and SPEED.com Automotive Editor Bob Golfen (@BobGolfen), as they have the latest auction news and storylines.

How to Enter

The Shelby GT500 HFB Special Edition Mustang

The car is estimated to produce more than 800 horsepower.

Photo Courtesy of SPEED
To enter the Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game and gain eligibility to win the new Mustang, log onto http://www.speedfantasybid.com/ to create an entry. Contestants can also enter via mobile device by sending an SMS text message to ‘773333’ (SPEED 3) with a fantasy bid during applicable bidding times. To place a bid, enter the amount of your bid in dollars without punctuation. The winner is determined as follows: the first eligible entrant whose fantasy bid is the same as or comes closest to the final ‘gaveled’ sales price without going over on any of the selected vehicles. Winners are awarded points to determine each daily prize winner.

For those that want an additional challenge, contestants and can invite their friends to play among themselves with the all-new league play function.

Players amassing the most points over the four days of Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game play will be declared the Grand Prize winner, a 60-inch Samsung 3D LED HD Smart Television. The overall runner up wins a Microsoft Surface 32 GB tablet while the third-place player receives a 160-gigabyte Sony PS3 Playstation. Four $500 fuel cards are also being awarded for accumulating the most points per day, and a 32-gigabyte Apple iPad mini will be awarded to each of the 28 per-car winners.

Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

2013 Scottsdale (Ariz.) Coverage Schedule

(All Times Eastern; Schedule Subject To Change)

Tuesday, Jan. 15

*Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event 7 - Midnight (Live)

Wednesday, Jan. 16

*Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event 7 - Midnight (Live)

Thursday, Jan. 17

*Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event 7 - Midnight (Live)

Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game 7 - Midnight (Live)

Friday, Jan. 18

*Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event 2 p.m. – Midnight (Live)

Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game 2 p.m. – Midnight (Live)

Saturday, Jan. 19

*Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event 2 p.m. – Midnight (Live)

Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game 2 p.m. – Midnight (Live)

Sunday, Jan. 20

*Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event 2– 6 p.m. (Live)

Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game 2– 6 p.m. (Live)

*Alternate streaming cameras available at SPEED.com

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