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WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Challenger Raises $115K for Charity


The WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Challenger raised $115,000 for charity at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January 20.


The WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Challenger is used to raising eyebrows, but by the time it rolled off the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January 20, in Scottsdale, Arizona, it also raised big money for charity to the tune of $115,000.

This is the third consecutive year WD-40 Co. has partnered with SEMA Cares to build a custom vehicle for a good cause. The WD-40/SEMA Cares Camaro and WD-40/SEMA Cares Mustang also raised money for the same two SEMA Cares charities—Childhelp and Victory Junction Camp—and the three vehicles have raised a combined total of more than $400,000 for those charities.

"On behalf of the SEMA Cares Committee, I would like to extend a special thanks to Craig Jackson and the staff at Barrett-Jackson for their help with the auction, as well as the management team at WD-40," said Luanne Brown, SEMA Board Member and SEMA Cares Committee Chair. "Their hard work not only with the Challenger but with the three WD-40/SEMA Cares vehicles, combined with the creative style and vision of Chip Foose, has exceeded our expectations and will allow us to continue to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children.”

Chip Foose, who designed the custom ’12 Dodge Challenger SRT8, was on hand at Barrett-Jackson to see the vehicle cross the auction block and dropped the hammer to close the auction as the vehicle received the winning bid from Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“Working with Chip Foose, who has used WD-40 Multi-Use Product his entire life, is an honor,” said Tim Lesmeister, vice president of marketing for WD-40 Co. “We’re thrilled his hard work, along with that of our generous build partners, was recognized and that we were able to support such a worthwhile cause.”

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