$50,000 raised for Festival of Hope at Las Vegas classic car auction

A classic car, owned by Roger Frank, was sold at the legendary Barrett-Jackson car show in Las Vegas Saturday afternoon on behalf of the Festival of Hope.

The rare 1955 Chevy 210 two-door couple sold for $50,000 at the auction. Then additional donations after the auction brought the total to #100,000, half of which will go to Festival of Hope, the local effort to assist cancer patients with non-medical expenses. The other half will go to the cancer research foundation begun by Craig Jackson, who is one of the founders of the legendary auto show and has also been diagnosed with cancer.

Because of the link with the two efforts regarding cancer, the car was sold at 2 p.m. mountain time, and was televised on the Speed Channel.

Frank, who has also been diagnosed with cancer, along with Dr. Vince Bjorling and his wife Vicki, the founders of the annual Festival of Hope, were present on stage during the sale of the car, and spoke during the live broadcast on the Speed Channel.

The 1955 Chevy 210 two door coupe has only 8,600 documented miles and was owned by Nascar Champion Davy Jones.

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