Charity Exclusive: R8 Ride and Drive and Oscar Party Weekend Auction

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January 29, 2007

Compiled by: AudiWorld Staff

Audi continues its charity affiliation with the Elton John AIDS Foundation this year with an out-of-this world eBay auction.

One very lucky winner will get the opportunity to participate in two unique events on back-to-back days with 100% of the winning bid going to benefit HIV/AIDS prevention education and direct care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Audi has been running worldwide journalists, dealers and celebrities through its R8 introduction program in the Las Vegas area for the past couple of weeks. It will utilize this program as the first half of the auction, where the winning bidder and a guest will be offered a rare opportunity to drive the 2008 Audi R8 at an all-day driving experience on Saturday, February 24. Both track time at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and more everyday driving through the scenic Valley of Fire is on the schedule.

The next day on Sunday, February 25, it will be on to Los Angeles for the star-studded Elton John Academy Awards Viewing Party at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Drawing some of the very biggest names in the entertainment industry to raise money for the fight against HIV/AIDS, the Elton John Foundation party is one of the most important events on Oscar night. Last year’s diverse group of attendees included such notables as Sharon Stone, George Lucas, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Ben Stiller, Eddie Van Halen, Selma Hayak and many others from film, television, music and modeling.

The 2008 R8 will figure prominently again on Oscar night as it becomes the highlighted auction vehicle at the party benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

In addition to the ride & drive and exclusive party the winning bidder also receives round trip airfare, luxury hotel room accommodations, scheduled dinners, entertainment and entrance and up front seating at the Elton John Academy Awards Viewing Party. Be one the of the first – or better yet the very last – to bid on this unique experience and charity opportunity.

Bidding will begin at $5,000 at 3pm PST on Monday, January 29 and end one week later on February 5.


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