It’s the moment restoration enthusiasts have been waiting for – Australia’s leading specialist insurer, NTI, is excited to announce the opportunity to bid at auction on the organisation’s restored, custom 1946 Ford Jail Bar.
The big ticket item will be up for grabs as part of the Australian Trucking Association’s 2020 ATA Live Industry Broadcast Event online auction, open to anyone over the age of 18 in Australia.
The ATA’s annual event will take on a different format due to Covid restrictions, but NTI’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tony Clark says 2020 is the perfect opportunity to do something “a little different” to raise much needed funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
“Whilst 2020 has presented some challenges around fundraising, it hasn’t challenged our commitment to the cause. To date, we’ve raised over $330,000 for MND and we’ll continue to seek answers for this aggressive and indiscriminate disease that impacts thousands of Australians and their families, every year.”
NTI’s history of supporting research into MND lead to establishing an official research grant in 2019, in memory of NTI’s late previous CEO Mr Wayne Paterson.
“Our restoration projects allow Wayne’s legacy to live on and for NTI to give back in so many ways – be it through raising money for research, engaging with community or supporting local businesses,” said Mr Clark.
“But the story is much bigger than NTI just building a truck. The truck is a culmination of dedication; a passion project with a greater purpose. And in the current climate – we can all do with a little more sense of purpose.”
The live auction will take place Wednesday 23rd September at 5:30pm AEST. All proceeds from the truck auction will go to MND Australia for awarding the NTI Research Grant for 2021.
Please consider the auction terms and conditions available here.