May 17, 2006

Custom car builders produce Ford pedal cars for charity

Dearborn, Michigan – Ten of today’s premier hot rod builders, including Overhaulin’ television star Chip Foose, have been invited to produce pedal car versions of the 1932 Ford roadster, with the proceeds divided between the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and each builder’s charity of choice. The event is part of the Ford Motor Company’s anniversary activities marking the 75th anniversary of the 1932 Ford, popularly known as the “deuce”.

The ten cars, all autographed by Edsel B. Ford II, will tour the country and then be auctioned in late 2007. Other custom car builders involved in the project are Bobby Alloway, Roy Brizio, Boyd Coddington, Pete Chapouris, Jesse Greening, Steve Moal, Rolling Bones, Thom Taylor and Troy Trepanier.

A display of the 75 “most significant” 1932 Ford hot rods of all time will kick off next year’s celebrations. Selected by a panel of judges out of 474 nominated cars, the 75 hot rods will be on display as part of the 58th annual Grand National Roadster Show, held in Ponoma, California in January 2007.

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