Author: Steve Allen |
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After wrapping up its first Red Bull Global Rallycross Manufacturer’s Championship in Seattle, Volkswagen will add to season-ending celebrations at the series finale in Los Angeles with special liveries for its pair of Beetle GRCs, commemorating the launch of the 2017 Volkswagen #PinkBeetle—a new, limited-edition model of the iconic two-door coupe.

No. 41 #PinkBeetle GRC © Volkswagen AG

No. 41 #PinkBeetle GRC © Volkswagen AG

Reigning Red Bull GRC Champion, Scott Speed, will race in the No. 41 #PinkBeetle Beetle GRC, while current points leader, Tanner Foust, will compete in the No. 34 Rockstar Perfectberry™ Beetle GRC to increase visibility for The Pink Agenda—a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and money for breast cancer research and care among young professionals.

“We’ve had a lot of success with our Beetle GRC this season, so it will be fun to mark the end of the season with a fresh coat of paint,” said Scott Speed. “The #PinkBeetle already has lots of eager fans across the VW community, so I’m looking forward to adding some excitement to the launch of this special car with our 560-horsepower version.”

No. 34 Rockstar Perfectberry™ Beetle GRC © Volkswagen AG

No. 34 Rockstar Perfectberry™ Beetle GRC © Volkswagen AG

Tanner Foust will trade in his traditional black and yellow look for black and pink in LA, competing in the No. 34 Perfectberry Rockstar Beetle GRC. The pink-themed car will wear The Pink Agenda’s logo, increasing visibility for the organization’s cause.

“It’s an awesome opportunity to be able to support a great cause like The Pink Agenda through our racing,” said Foust. “The Perfectberry Rockstar Beetle GRC will be hard to miss out on the track and I’m looking forward to hopefully put it front and center—at the top of the podium.”

No. 34 Rockstar Perfectberry™ Beetle GRC © Volkswagen AG

No. 34 Rockstar Perfectberry™ Beetle GRC © Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen is providing #PinkBeetle fans with the chance to become the first U.S. owner of the limited-edition car, before it hits dealer showrooms in October. The company has teamed with Giuliana Rancic’s FAB-U-WISH initiative and The Pink Agenda to offer the winning auction bidder the special opportunity to fly to New York to attend The Pink Agenda’s Annual Gala on October 13, 2016 and meet Giuliana Rancic. Proceeds from the auction ending September 22, 2016 and hosted at charitybuzz.com/vwpinkbeetle will support The Pink Agenda’s mission and Giuliana Rancic’s FAB-U-WISH, an initiative that grants wishes to young women undergoing breast cancer treatment, in partnership with The Pink Agenda.

“The timing of the launch of the 2017 #PinkBeetle and our Red Bull Global Rallycross finale couldn’t be better. We’re excited to highlight this unique car by racing the striking color on track,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “Andretti Autosport has a strong tradition of raising awareness for cancer research and we’re happy to continue that good work with Volkswagen and Rockstar.”