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Tim and Pat Whited take delivery of the first TT V-6 Caddy
Following last August's Barrett-Jackson auction in Reno, Nevada, Tim and Pat Whited of Nederland, Colorado were the proud owners of the first 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport (a performance driving school package was also included). However, not until this month did they finally take delivery of the first 420hp twin-turbo V-6 sedan. All proceeds from the auction benefited the SAE Foundation in support of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).
“The choice to purchase the vehicle was a combination of this being a great opportunity to support the SAE Foundation and a great opportunity to obtain the first 2014 CTS,” said Tim Whited. “We saw the SAE Foundation/Cadillac display at Reno, then listened to the great presentation… on the auction block. At that point, Pat and I looked at each other and decided to participate in the bidding - the rest is history.”
Cadillac and GM have supported the STEM outreach programs for quite a while, and contributed $350,000 in 2013 alone. GM also supplies more than 1,500 mentors and volunteers to over 85,000 students in the SAE's World in Motion K-12 programs.
“We are extremely grateful to Cadillac, the outstanding team at Barrett-Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Whited, and McCaddon Cadillac of Boulder for their incredible generosity and commitment to STEM education in the US,” said Lori Gatmaitan, director of the SAE Foundation. “Collectively, they are helping to deliver quality STEM programming in the classroom and helping to ensure the next generation of professionals has the skills and education necessary to compete on a global basis.”