All Press Releases for June 29, 2011

Royal Purple Announces Royal Bird eBay Auction Benefiting the Hot Rodders Children's Charity

Royal Purple Executive Vice President, Mark McFann, auctions off his 1969 "Royal Bird" Firebird for charity.

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    This stunning 1969 custom firebird owned by Mark McFann of Royal Purple is going to be up for auction to benefit the Hot Rodder's Children's Charity.

    PORTER, TX, June 29, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Royal Purple has always embraced the importance of corporate giving to charitable organizations. Last year Royal Purple designated The Wounded Warriors Project and Hot Rodders Children's Charity organizations as the focus of the company's charitable efforts for 2011.

July 2-3, Royal Purple's Executive Vice President Mark McFann and PowerblockTV host Courtney Hansen will announce the Royal Bird eBay auction that will benefit the Hot Rodders Children's Charity.

Following Royal Purple's sponsorship of the second build of PowerblockTV's new series Search & Restore, Royal Purple's Executive Vice President Mark McFann was inspired to continue in the giving spirit by offering his 1969 Pontiac Firebird for auction. The Firebird was originally built on Horsepower TV.

The first generation Firebird was produced by General Motors' Pontiac Division between 1967 and 1969, sharing the same platform as the Chevrolet Camaro. Modifications on the 1969 Firebird to date are the following:

- 474 c.i. all aluminum engine from Butler Performance
- TCI 700- r4 auto trans
- Currie 9" with 35-spline axles
- Baer Brakes with hydraboost
- Edelbrock Performer RPM Pontiac heads
- Edelbrock Performer RPM intake
- Edelbrock 800 carb
- American Racing Torq Thrust II wheels (17x8 front, 18x10 rear) wrapped in Yokohama rubber
- Driveshaft by the Driveline Shop
- Flowmaster Exhaust
- Flaming River steering column and joints
- Fuel tank from Ricks Hot Rod Shop/ equipped with Aeromotive pumps and filters
- Full Hotchkis Suspension
- Afco fan and radiator
- Lizardskin ceramic insulation inside and underneath
- QuickShift shifter boot and pedals
- A/C by Hot Rod Air
- Russell lines and fittings
- Dougs headers
- Kicker sound system
- Year One interior, body trim and lights
- Recaro seats
- Paint- Hillbilly Graphics, Erin, TN

The auction will go live on eBay July 2 and will close July 8. For the auction link and more information about Royal Purple's philanthropic efforts, visit the Royal Purple Give page at

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About Royal Purple
Royal Purple produces synthetic products for all your automotive needs including: engine oils, transmission fluids, gear oil, coolant additives, power steering fluid, chain lubricant, grease, penetrating lubricant, and assembly lube. For more information about Royal Purple or its products, contact Royal Purple Inc., One Royal Purple Lane, Porter, TX 77365, 281-354-8600,

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