These days, instant appreciation and prominence is achieved if you donate one of your exclusive cars for a good cause. Nicolas Cage is one of the most prolific actors of his generation, starring in such films as “Raising Arizona,” “Con Air” and “Face Off”. From his personal vehicle collection, Oscar-winning actor Nicholas Cage donated his 2005 Ford GT 40 to UTI (Universal Technical Institute Inc.) students to use for training. Valued at more than $140,000, the white, blue-streaked 2005 Ford GT is a limited-edition vehicle (4,500 exist), which commemorates the look and feel of the original GT 40. The vehicle, which is autographed by the actor, will be on display for several weeks in UTI’s campus lobby.
UTI also will hold an open house from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 29, where the car will be available for public viewing. Shortly after that, UTI students will be given the opportunity to use the car as part of their educational program, from adding performance parts to breaking down system components. Cage, an avid car enthusiast, toured UTI’s Avondale campus in August and was impressed with the school’s programs and wished he had such an opportunity when he was young. Hey Nicolas, we think you’re better off as an eminent actor than belonging to that auto industry!