I have been a huge fan of the car since its inception, when I was younger I saw the older RS which was never sold in the USA and that always devastated me so hearing of the new 2016 RS and how it was going to finally be sold in the USA really peaked my interest.
Over the years I have had a Lancer Evolution and currently a STI which I purchased not to long ago, unfortunately it was before the announcement of the new RS and shortly after buying the STI I heard the confirmation RS US launch, but at this point there was no way I could purchase one.
After hearing of Ken Block working with Ford, and Fifteen52 to modify and raffle off a RS for JDRF and knowing I would be attending SEMA this year I knew I had to buy a ticket, while walking around the Ford booth I stopped and ask if they had any tickets left and purchased one on the first day of the convention, the kind lady told me to keep an eye out for a 313 number on Monday because that would be Ford calling to let me know I won, I thought nothing of it since I have never won anything in my life but figured I might as well try, at the least the money went to a good cause if nothing else and that was all that mattered.
Being so busy during the week I had nearly forgotten about the raffle, Monday morning rolled around and I remembered the raffle, it was 1 o’clock Florida time and I checked Ken Blocks, Fords and Fifteen52’s Instagram and Facebook to see who had won if anybody and I couldn’t find anything.
Moving on with my day I thought nothing of it until shortly before I left my home I got a call from a 313 number and my heart skipped a beat, after talking to the very nice people at ford I was informed I had WON the Ken Block edition modified Ford Focus RS!
At this time I do not have much to share but I have never been a member of the Focus community so I figured I would hop on the forum introduce my self and share my news!
P.S. I was told that i will not be receiving that exact car since it is pre-production and that a brand new car from Germany will be allotted to me and then shipped to Utah where Ken's facility is, here it will be customized and i will be able to either pick the car up or ship it home; the car will be available for me to take delivery at the earliest end of Q1 beginning Q2
I will be sure to update this thread as I hear anything new!
I contacted Ford Global Action, who held the raffle since I had not heard anything since February and I got some good news...
“The car has a scheduled build date of Early July. After it is built and released from the plant, it will take approximately 60 days to arrive at DST where it will be customized. DST will then ship to you in Florida. We'll be in touch as the ship date approaches.”
I was also given a VIN number for the car, im not sure if any of you know but I did not so I ask what DST was…
“DST is the supplier that does all of Ford’s customization. Pretty cool company… in addition to customizing, they build all of the prototypes and concept cars They will also handle the transportation.”
Originally I thought the car was going to be modified by ken blocks team the Hoonigan Racing Division and I was going to have to travel to Utah to take delivery; but its nice to know the car will be in great hands for the mods and the transport!
Hopefully I will have the car by September its been too long and seeing everybody in their cars is making me jealous!