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OKI DATA AMERICAS AND SEMA CARES AUCTION ONE-OF-A-KIND RACE CAR TO BENEFIT NORTH CAROLINA-BASED VICTORY JUNCTION

2019/01/16


“Driving Innovation & Building For A Cause”

Irving, Texas, January 16, 2019 – OKI Data Americas, a world-class printing technology innovator and undisputed leader in delivering vibrant, durable vehicle wraps for the automotive restyling industry, reached the end of its nine-month journey with the SEMA Cares car build initiative that benefits Victory Junction, an 84-acre camp and SEMA Cares benefactor dedicated to enriching the lives of children with serious medical conditions.


The SEMA Cares car, a custom-built, custom-wrapped 2018 Camaro SS, hit the auction blocks on January 12, 2019 at Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, Florida commanding a notable sale price of $65,000.  All proceeds from the sales of this vehicle will be donated, in their entirety, to Victory Junction to further expand and enhance the youth camp experience that was first introduced in 2004.


“OKI is extremely appreciative and enormously grateful to have been a participant in, and principal financial contributor for, the 2018 SEMA Cares philanthropic endeavor,” said Lou Stricklin, Director of Marketing Communications.  “Social responsibility and the general welfare of our community are values deeply steeped in the OKI culture.  We are thrilled that the car auction was so successful and are excited that the donation will help fund the fun, activity-rich and life-changing experiences that Victory Junction has inspired for more than 15 years.”


The SEMA Cares custom-car build transpired over many months at Petty’s Garage in Randleman, North Carolina and officially debuted as a display car at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas in November 2018.  The following companies were intimately involved and graciously donated their time, expertise, products and equipment:


Petty’s Garage
Wastegate Technologies, Inc.
JLT Performance
Roadwire® Automotive Leather Interiors
HRE Performance Wheels
Continental Tire
MagnaFlow®
BC Racing
APE Wraps
Avery Dennison
Brightside Detailing
Masters of Branding (MOB)
Skepple Wraphic Design Studio
WrapArtist
CMYK Grafix


Click here to browse the photo gallery and see the video of the live auction.


About OKI Data Americas

OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Irving, Texas, is a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation and backed by Tokyo-based parent company OKI Electric Industry, a $4.0 billion multinational public corporation which has been a leader in telecom, infrastructure, and mechatronics systems since 1881. OKI began its innovation in the printing industry more than four decades ago, first marketing some of the earliest dot matrix printers before pioneering the LED print technology that continues to drive OKI’s product portfolio today.


With its catalog of Office Products, including single and multifunction digital color and monochrome LED printers, and serial impact dot matrix printers, OKI is a reliable presence in printing-intensive environments around the world. In the graphics and signage industries, OKI’s Industrial Printers – including the ColorPainter™ line of eco-solvent wide-format printers and proColor™ series of digital production printers – deliver world-class print output that is made to last.  For more information, visit www.oki.com/us and follow OKI on Twitter at @OkiData


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