Charleston AA Helps Out Children’s Charities with Demolition Derby,

Charleston Auto Auction recently helped lend a hand to local children in need by hosting the second annual Crash For Cash Dealer Demolition Derby, which raised money for a pair of charitable organizations.
The event — which took place Oct. 14 — generated $6,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston and the Carolina Youth Development Center, officials said.
More than 2,000 people came out for the event, which included free food and drinks as well as “midway” section filled with vendors offering services to dealers. Among these were companies providing floor planning, warranties and vehicle recoveries.
There was also a “stress relief” sledge hammer that attendees could use to take a whack at a junked car for a donation. Moreover, the event featured a dunk tank, live music, and a clown who provided face-painting and balloon animals.
As far as the actual derby, the three heat winners received a combined $5,000. Phil Shappert of Automotive Remarketing Inc., who won one of the heats, gave his winnings to the charities.
“I had such a great time, and being able to donate my winnings back to these great charities just made it even better,” Shappert stated. “All I can say is Charleston Auto Auction really knows how to put on a promotion.”
In conjunction with the derby were two sales at the auction, as well. The sale on the evening Oct. 14 was a frontline-ready sale of late-model units. Then on Oct. 15, the auction included more than 1,300 vehicles in a “mega sale” that attracted more than 600 dealers.
Charleston AA gave out $50,000 worth of cash and prizes during the mega sale, as well.
There was a “tailgating” theme to the prizes, and the auction gave out things like custom grills, gas-powered blender, a custom golf cart, 55-inch LED TVs, oversized coolers and more.
“I know everyone who attended the Demolition Derby had a great time,” Laura Taylor, the auction’s general manager. “I am expecting next year to be even bigger!”

– Auto Remarketing

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