Bubba Watson’s 1939 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk Goes to Auction for Charity

He is among the longest drivers on the PGA Tour and is capable of generating a ball speed up to 194 mph (312km/h). Last year, the golfer reached a career-high third place in the Official World Golf Ranking. But if there is something Bubba Watson is spending his time and money for other than golf, that’s towards helping others.
Bubba Watson's 1939 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk 6 photos
Photo: Barrett-Jackson
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Bubba is also a car enthusiast, but one of those which not only collects the rarest on the market, but even likes to put his own mark on some vehicles.

In fact, it was about two years ago the 36-year old golf champ would take various elements from the conventional golf cart and integrated them into an existing hovercraft platform, thus creating a new type of vehicle to be used on the field. Footage with Watson’s prototype Golf Cart Hovercraft, dubbed the BW1, on YouTube has earned more than 8,6 million views so far.

Bubba is using any occasion he gets to help others, as well. He managed to get an agreement with the Farmers Insurance Group, who have produced Golf Boys’ hit song “Oh Oh Oh”. The boy band’s Youtube video, a group the golfer is part of, is generating charity money, as Farmers donates $1,000 for every 100,000 views the video gets.

This time, Bubba is putting one of his dearest rides in the game, since the two-time Masters champion will auction off his 1939 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk Custom Roadster at No Reserve during the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction. The World’t Greatest Collector Car Auctions TM is taking place January 10 through 18 at West World in Scottsdale and Watson’s ride is scheduled to cross the block on Friday.

An over $250,000 car

We are looking at a hand-crafted all-steel car with custom tube frame and a retractable hardtop. The look is supported by its great performance offered from a fuel injected and supercharged 556 horsepower Cadillac LSA engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission and custom Borla exhaust.

Since the same model sold for $269,500 at an auction held in 2013, this sure is a big deal. According to a recent statement, Watson will donate all proceeds from the sale of the car to Birdies for the Brave, a national military outreach initiative supported by the PGA Tour. The charity is dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation to the courageous members of US Armed Forces and their families.
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