Fair Lane: Home of Clara and Henry Ford in Dearborn, today launched a new online initiative dubbed Saddle Up that will help raise funds to support the ongoing restoration of the Henry Ford Estate, an independent nonprofit organization.
The Saddle Up campaign provides a unique opportunity to support Fair Lane and experience the excitement of driving a one-of-a-kind 2020 Roush Stage 3 Mustang by purchasing a $10 raffle ticket.
The winner will receive the custom, 1-of-1, 2020 Stage 3 Roush Mustang that includes a number of unique features including carbon fiber mirror caps and manual shifter ball, serial dash badge 1-of-1, specially branded seats and custom lit door sills, and the personal signatures of Edsel B. Ford II and Jack Roush Sr.
“Like most non-profit organizations, this year we needed to find a new and different way to raise funds. For just $10, everyone can help support our work — and get a chance to win this amazing vehicle and get back out on the open road,” says Bob Bury, president and CEO of the Henry Ford Estates.
The Roush Stage 3 Mustang was customized by Roush Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, which designs, engineers, and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, and superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. Based in Plymouth Township, Roush Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush.
For more than 30 years, Honorary Co-Chairs Cynthia and Edsel B. Ford II and leadership from Ford Motor Co. have hosted an annual black-tie gala to raise funds for Fair Lane. “As this year’s event needed to be cancelled, we hope Saddle Up will help raise the funds we need to continue our ongoing restoration of my great-grandparent’s home, Fair Lane,” says Ford II, board chair of the Henry Ford Estates.
While Henry Ford is best known as the founder of Ford Motor Co., he and Clara developed and improved inventions and innovations across many areas of industry and society that changed the world forever — and helped inspire countless others to realize their own potential.
Fair Lane, located at 1 Fair Lane Drive, was Clara Ford and Henry Ford’s home from 1915-1950 and given to Ford Motor Co. upon Clara Ford’s death. In 1957, Ford donated the estate and farmlands to the University of Michigan to construct its Dearborn campus. Fair Lane, then known as Henry Ford Estate, was among the first in the nation to receive the designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1966.
Fair Lane is continuing the restoration and reimagining of the home, which involves work by world-class artisans and specialists, as well as major upgrades to the estate’s infrastructure. For more information on the restoration of Fair Lane, click here.
Support from Saddle Up will ensure their legacy continues to inspire others to follow their dreams and make their impact on the world.
Raffle tickets are available now at www.mustangforfairlane.com The winning ticket will be drawn on October 1, 2020 at Fair Lane: Home of Clara and Henry Ford.
For a short video of the car with Edsel B. Ford II and his son, Henry Ford III, click here.