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    2024 Ford Mustang GT Auctioned Off For Charity, Plus Ford Named To 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

    Each week, our veteran radio news journalist, Laura Reynolds, brings interviews with top auto industry execs to CarProUSA. You can hear her latest Auto News shorts right here. In a hurry? Then you'll love these 1-2 minute interview segments.

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    Ford Mustang and Shelby Consumer Marketing Manager Jim Owens says Ford has auctioned off the most powerful Mustang, the 2024 Mustang GT, to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research. Owens:  "And that winning bidder can order the powertrain they want, they can order the color, the wheels, the tires, the brakes, the performance packages, the Night Pony package and anything they want to put on that Mustang GT fastback and to help JDRF find a cure for Type 1 diabetes. And that Mustang community love to give back.  You know our enthusiasts, our club, it's about doing right by doing good and we've raised millions of dollars, you know since 2006 at Barrett you know we did the Shelby GT 500 with Carroll up on stage, you know we've raised more than $10 million dollars and that goes, a lot of credit to the Mustang community but to our friends at Barrett-Jackson as well." The auction raised over $565,000 dollars.   You can see pictures of the 2024 Ford Mustang GT at Ford.com.

    In other Ford news, Ford Social Sustainability ESG Analyst Michael Moore says Ford has been recognized by the Bloomberg Gender Equality Listing for Ford’s transitional work arrangements and enhanced family assistance program that improve gender equality for the 5th year in a row. Moore says it’s all about attracting like-minded individuals. Moore: "You know just continuing to you know develop our talent and our talent search, our talent pipeline. Working on you know on staying focused on representation at all levels throughout the company all the way up to you know the board and by increasing you know that representation top to bottom you can kind of start to attract that better talent, because I always say when you see yourself in a company, what you identify yourself as is present where you work, you know you're more likely to want to be a part of that and to bring your true self and just be yourself and not worry about all the extra stuff and just get the job done and just put your best foot forward, you know.”  For more information check out CarPro.com. With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds.   

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