Vintage 1967 VW Beetle to be Auctioned for Angel View

February 25, 2016


In honor of their 30th anniversary, on Friday, February 26, Keith McCormick and McCormick’s Classic Car Auction Co. will donate proceeds from the sale of a vintage 1967 Volkswagen Beetle to Angel View. Anticipated to sell for $10,000-$12,000, the auction-generated funds will support Angel View Outreach, a program serving local children with disabilities.

“Keith has always been a tremendous supporter of Angel View,” Tracy Powers, general manager of Angel View’s resale stores, and McCormick’s Palm Springs neighbor.  “We can’t thank him enough for this generous contribution.”

According to Patti Park, executive director of Angel View, “Every $10,000 we receive in donations to our Outreach program enables us to help children with disabilities get to more than 100 medical appointments with pediatric specialists in Loma Linda. Our goal is to ensure no child ever misses a critical appointment because his or her family can’t afford the transportation costs.”

The auction will take place at McCormick’s new auction site across from the Palm Springs Convention Center (277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs). The VW will be on display from 8 a.m.; bidding begins at noon. Palm Springs Mayor Ron Moon will serve as honorary auctioneer. The 1967 Volkswagen Beetle will be the first car off the auction block; 579 will follow. To view the car prior to February 26, it will be on display at McCormick's dealership at 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Admission to the McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction on Friday is free. A complimentary Champagne Happy Hour will be offered from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Founded in 1954, Angel View offers three primary services for people with disabilities: 24-hour residential care for children and adults with disabilities, a therapeutic Day Program for adults with disabilities; and Angel View Outreach, which provides free supports and services to local families struggling to raise children with disabilities. Angel View operates 19 resale stores in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The resale stores generate vital revenues that enable the nonprofit to provide an exceptional quality of life for clients.

For more information or to volunteer at Angel View's stores, visit: www.AngelView.org, email: info@angelview.orgor call (760) 329-6471.
For more on McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction visit: www.classic-carauction.com/index.cfm
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