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Robert Downey Jr. Wants to Give You His Car

Experience the future of auto tech with the RDJ Dream Cars Sweepstakes

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Chances are you know who Robert Downey Jr. is. Did you know he has a car collection? And, thanks to the RDJ Dream Cars Sweepstakes, you can be one of six winners who will receive a classic car.

Images courtesy of RDJ Sweepstakes

And what are these classics?  Pull up a chair and let’s examine:

Since these six cars are being given away by a Hollywood celebrity, there’s gotta be a catch — and you would not be wrong. In this case, “each … of these beauties [were] converted to drive to a pollution-free future.” Sound scary? Bless your collective hearts, my friends, but there’s nothing to fear here: all but the Chevy K10 and VW Bus have been converted to EV power, so the “cool cars” are still powered by internal combustion.

Nonetheless, how else have the cars been modified to be more Earth-friendly?

  • The Corvette features a mushroom-based leather alternative from Ecovative. Only mushrooms have been harmed in the process.
  • The Riv features a prototype water cooler system that uses a new air quality sensor that allows the driver to gather real-time air quality data anywhere (s)he drives.
  • The Mercedes features a modern diesel engine that was converted to run on biodiesel, plus it features a synthetic suede-like interior that comes from recycled bottles.
  • The Chevrolet K10 uses a converted Tesla drivetrain.
  • The VW Bus uses a custom-built BBQ that’s recharged via solar panels, and the set of surfboards were made from recycled Firewire material.
  •  The El Camino features two miniature solar panels that charges a pair of Rad Runner electrobikes.

The sweepstakes is being spearheaded by the FootPrint Coalition, a coalition of investors, donors, and more. Founded by Robert Downey Jr., the coalition promotes sustainability via investing in high-growth, sustainability-focused companies, making charitable grants to non-profits that advance the adoption of environmental technology, and creating content to inform and mobilize the public.

So, if you’ve made it this far, perhaps you would like to enter the RDJ Dream Cars Sweepstakes? You can donate to the FootPrint Coalition, buy RDJ Dream Cars or FootPrint Coalition merchandise, or read the official rules to learn how to enter for free.

Sweepstakes entry period has already started, and it will continue through July 16, 2024. Drawings for the six cars will begin on February 9, 2024, and end on July 31, 2024.

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.

32 COMMENTS

  1. Please pick me. I just started a non profit organization that assists mentally and physically challenged individuals and veterans suffering from ptsd. This vechile will be raffled and all proceeds will go for caring for people.

  2. WHAT BEAUTIFUL CARS AND PICKUP YOU ARE GIVING AWAY. I WILL TAKE ANY ONE IF I WIN (YOU CHOOSE). WHOEVER WINS I HOPE THEY TAKE OF THE WINNING CAR AN APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH SINCE YOU DONE A GOOD JOB OF MAYBE RESTORING THEM. THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS GOOD WILL IDEA.

  3. WHAT BEAUTIFUL CARS THAT YOU ARE GIVING AWAY TO SOME ONE I HOPE WILL APPRECIATE THE GOOD CARE YOU TAKEN CARE OF THIS CLASSIC CAR. (JUST LIKE ME -ANCIENT 71 YEARS OLD) AND LIKE DREAMING OF OWNING ONE OF THEM —YOU CHOOSE!! LET HOPE WHOEVER WINS WILL APPRECIATE THIS GOODWILL IDEA THANK UOU FOR GIVING AWAY A PRIZED CAR.

  4. I’m a disabled Veteran that would love to win any of your beautiful cars ans really love the Buick and the Vett but I can’t drive a Stick shift with one leg, Its kind of hard to push the clutch without a left leg.

  5. Please enter me in your giveaway. Matters not of any of the cars, they are all great. I particularly like the MB, VW bus and the Vette.
    Thanks and wish me luck!
    Frisco, Texas

  6. Hi

    I really would like to win any one of these cars
    I’m a disabled viet nam vet who sits around all day watching the weather channel and looking on Craigslist for old cars …
    Cheap
    (not that I would buy one)’
    Thanks for the honor of serving my country
    And thanks for the opportunity to win one of these
    Good luck to you mr. RD
    And Thank You

  7. Beautiful selection, great cause. way to go RDJ. Grew up going to car shows and dog shows with my Dad, best of times! Would love to win one of these beauties.
    Thank-you all for your vision!!
    Jack Orourke

  8. Give me that vette…A vette for a (U. S. Marine disabled veteran). I love that year 1965. That’s the year my brother was born, who recently died of kidney cancer. I’ve been watching your movies loved “Less than Zero” dude you are the ultimately come back story, like myself I’ve recently had a liver transplant and the nurses and doctors at the VA thought I wouldn’t make it, but I did (that was April 4th 2016) and I’m still here and doing good. I’ve got a 3 car garage just waiting for the 1965 convertible corvette to arrive. Wish me luck!

  9. I looked, but can find a reason to own any of these vehicles. How about giving each them to a single mother who needs transportation to and from work.

  10. I am also a recovering alcoholic and cocaine addicted I have been sober for 18 years and have just retired from a company I started after all that I have been helping others in my church that are having difficulties getting off all kinds of drugs thank you for a chance to win a car I have always wanted to own.

  11. Can’t see where I donate and to what?
    Happy to help and happy to win any of those great cars. I don’t really need another car but I think I need one from RDJ. Neat thing to do Mr. Downey.

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