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Friday, 11 October 2019 21:13

Hurricane Dorian Jeep Meme to Make Landfall at Pennzoil AutoFair in NC

Written by Staff, Speedway Digest
Hurricane Dorian Jeep Meme to Make Landfall at Pennzoil AutoFair in NC CMS Photo via Speedway Digest

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By the time he phoned the Feliciano’s with the news, the cops had already been by to ask why their truck was parked in the ocean.

 

When the sun set, many predicted the SUV would drift out to international waters and never be seen again, but it stayed on land and even managed to park upright when the tide went out. Footage of it being dragged behind a Caterpillar backhoe loader was tweeted and retweeted.

 

Knowing how much accidental joy their story has brought people, the Feliciano’s have agreed to display the totaled 4X4 during the Oct. 17-19 Pennzoil AutoFair. This “must-sea” attraction will be parked in front of the speedway’s Victory Lane during the three-day show. The Jeep is also being used to raise money for Dorian victims in the Bahamas through a GoFundMe.com account, with funds going to UNICEF.

 

“Our insurance wanted to total it, but they wouldn’t let us buy it back because of health reasons,” Nick Feliciano said. “We explained the role it played in the hurricane coverage and that our goal was to help the Bahamas through the Jeep’s popularity, so the company gave us a year’s grace period to use it for that. We are taking the opportunity handed to us to raise money for the families in the Bahamas.”

 

For more information or for tickets, please visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

 

We thank Speedway Digest for reprint permission.

 


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