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SPX Donates Special Ford Mustang Race Car to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

CHARLOTTE, N.C. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Jan. 18, 2011

$30,000 Friday, January 21 7:00 p.m. Mountain time 9:00 p.m. Eastern time


Christopher J. Kearney

Outfitting this special edition FR500S was a joint effort among SPX, Ford Racing, Miller Motorsports Park, the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School, Stand 21, SPEEDCOM Communications, Capaldi Racing and Cragar Wheels. This special Mustang is outfitted with Ford Racing Performance Parts such as high-flow cylinder heads, full race camshafts, intake manifold, competition throttle body, a race-capacity oil pan and high torque one-piece aluminum driveshaft.  SPX and Ford Racing enlisted Capaldi Racing group to modify a new FR500S specifically for competing in the World Challenge SCCA Race Series.

This Mustang FR500S features a carbon fiber louvered hood, trunk, and rear spoiler for less weight and better aerodynamics, as well as Pirelli racing tires. The vehicle also includes Brembo Racing Pro Series four-piston brake calipers, 14" slotted discs with Hawk racing brake pads.

"A lot of hard work went into creating a truly unique car that will hopefully generate a great deal of interest and excitement among bidders, and raise as much money as possible for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital when it crosses the Barrett-Jackson auction block," Kearney added.

Scottsdale, AZ January 17 – 23, 2011

About SPX

SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) is a Fortune 500 multi-industry manufacturing leader that provides its customers with highly-specialized, engineered solutions to solve critical business issues.

SPX products and technologies play an important role in the expansion of global infrastructure to help meet increased demand for power and energy and support many different sources of power generation, including coal and natural gas, nuclear, solar and geothermal. The company’s innovative product portfolio, containing many energy efficient products, includes cooling systems for power plants throughout the world; highly advanced food processing components and turnkey, scalable systems serving the global food and beverage industry; process equipment that assists a variety of flow processes including oil and gas exploration, distribution and refinement and power generation; handheld diagnostic tools that aid in vehicle maintenance and repair; and power transformers that allow utility companies to regulate electric voltage, transmission and distribution.

Charlotte, North Carolina

SOURCE SPX Corporation

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