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Ryan Blaney Foundation to Auction Custom 1974 Ford Bronco from Gateway Bronco

The Ryan Blaney Family foundation will auction a one-of-a-kind custom 1974 Ford Bronco for the Alzheimer's Association. The Bronco will be sold in January 2020 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Team Penske NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney is the head of the Blaney Family Foundation. Blaney's grandfather, Lou Blaney, who is a Hall of Fame Dirt track legend, passed away from Alzheimer's in 2009.

"We're thrilled to collaborate with Gateway Bronco on this charitable fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association," said Ryan Blaney. "We commissioned Gateway Bronco for this project because of the superior quality, engineering precision, extreme care, and incredible craftsmanship we have seen in the 1966-77 Broncos they have created. We love how the Gateway Broncos combine vintage styling with modern tech. We believe the sale of this Ford Bronco will raise an incredible amount of money to fund research that will help eradicate a horrible disease."

Gateway Bronco worked with Ryan Blaney to spec out the ultimate classic SUV. The vehicle features a Ford 5.0L Coyote V-8 from Ford Performance. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Bronco has a four-link suspension with Fox coilover shocks and disc brakes. All of the standard creature comforts are found in the interior, including power steering, power door locks, air conditioning, heated seats, and a leather interior with wool carpet. The Bronco even has a backup camera. The blue paint scheme is one-of-a-kind designed by Ryan Blaney himself using a PPG Deltron refinish system. The classic Ford Bronco sits on Goodyear Wrangler Ultra Terrain AT tires.

Ryan Blaney says his family foundation supports causes that directly affect them, and this auction brings a personal element. Blaney is also a Bronco fan and currently owns a 1985 model.