We DID IT! Thanks to all the support of my family, friends and fans, our Clutchfunded campaign was a total success! In just 30 days, 36 people contributed $3,350.00 to our Clutchfunded campaign, putting us at 112% of our goal of $3,000. Over 1,100 people shared the campaign across social networks over the course of the 30-day program. All of you are now part of the ReIgnite Team, and are a huge part of getting us back on the track.
Crowd funding for the Motorsports Community
This campaign was one of the first for a new crowd funding platform called Clutchfunded– the brainchild of another racing veteran, 25 year old Shannon McIntosh. Phase One of ClutchFunded’s long-term development includes a crowd funding platform to help connect racers with the ever-growing motor sport fan base. Following overwhelming response through a crowd funding initiative of her own, Shannon knew there was opportunity to create a unique approach for supporting race teams and drivers across the country. Campaigns use an ‘All or Nothing’ funding model, meaning drivers/teams must meet or exceed the original goal before receiving their funds. Contributors can choose from different racer-defined perks awarded for their donations. If your sponsor is your biggest fan, why can’t your biggest fan be your sponsor? The platform is open to racers, teams and other motorsport entities. Check it out and set a goal for your season!
The Horsepower and Heels ReIgnite campaign was the first successful campaign on the new platform, and we are super proud of this achievement! Thanks to everyone that made it possible!
Next up for Horsepower and Heels Project ReIgnite
What’s next? Well, we get to start the build process. I’ve been talking to several key folks to re-familiarize myself with current technologies that have evolved since the project was initially started. Excessive Motorsports came on as a new sponsor, and they are helping us round up the last missing components for our engine program. We’ve got a lot of work to do, and we’ll be keeping you informed on this blog, so be sure to subscribe for updates!
Join Ignite Team Elite and the ReIgnite Team
Its not too late to help! Since the Clutchfunded campaign was such a success, we’ll be offering some of the same perks here on Horsepower & Heels for our fans who would like to join the ReIgnite team and Ignite Team Elite. Keep an eye out this weekend for the Perk Pages to be added to the team home page.