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Buick Drive For Your Students Program Helps Local Schools

Across the country, the costs of after-school programs and extracurricular activities are continuing to rise. To help offset these costs, Buick is extending a helping hand through its Drive For Your Students program, allowing local public high schools to raise funds for a variety of activities.

The program, which is a test-drive initiative, allows dealers and schools to work together and build a community spirit. For each test drive taken at the event, Buick donates money (up to $10,000 per event) to be shared among participating schools.

“This program further demonstrates Buick’s commitment to community and education, as well as the local investment that dealers are making in their home towns,” said Molly Peck, director of Marketing for Buick.

Students who assist in hosting the events not only receive the money for their extracurricular activities, but they also gain experience in helping dealers plan, coordinate, and execute events.

If you are interested in using a Drive For Your Students event to raise funds for your program, contact Warsaw Buick GMC today!

Jay Leno, George W. Bush and a 1957 Buick Combine Forces

Road & Track reported on something special that happened at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance auto auction, involving comedian Jay Leno, former president George W. Bush, a 1957 Buick Caballero Estate Wagon and some unnamed bidders.

The ’57 Buick was being auctioned by David Gooding and was expected to sell for $100,000 to $125,000. The station wagon had been restored free of charge by Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage and autographed by George W. Bush to benefit the latter’s George W. Bush Military Service Initiative, which helps post-9/11 veterans transition back to civilian life.

To everyone’s surprise, the Buick sold for a whopping $300,000. Then something even more incredible happened: the car’s buyer went up to the stage and donated the car back to Gooding, and received a standing ovation. The car was resold, this time to the original runner-up bidder, for $280,000, leading to another standing ovation.

In total, the 1957 Buick raised $580,000 for veterans, after being expected to sell for one-fifth of that price. Not bad for a 50-year old car!

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