Drive-in movies, Friday night football and an open bed in the back for hauling around memories. Team Racing And Development (T.R.A.D) off-road crew chief Trad Ronfeldt envisioned an authentic time capsule without sacrificing performance when he designed the WD-40 ’51 Chevrolet 3100 for SEMA Cares.
The WD-40 ’51 Chevrolet 3100 is now ready to work and perform as a modern-day vehicle and will be up for auction by Bring a Trailer in late February.
A true American classic that was recently showcased at the 2021 SEMA Show, the truck includes a V8 Chevrolet 383 Stroker engine that produces 520 hp—a significant upgrade in displacement from the inline six-cylinder 92 hp ’51 engine.
The ’51 classic is now ready to work and perform as a modern-day vehicle and will be up for auction by Bring a Trailer in late February. All proceeds will directly benefit Childhelp—a SEMA Cares partnering charity for the prevention and treatment of child abuse.
“Taking the time, attention and energy to complete a custom build from the ground up requires equal parts of passion and purpose,” said Zeb Brown of WD-40. “This build was successful due to the efforts of our partner manufacturers who came together for a great cause.”
SEMA members who contributed parts to the build include:
- Dakota Digital
- Ultra Wheel Company
- Holley Sniper EFI
- Mock Stock
- Toyo Tire USA Corp.
- Dynamic Motorsports
- Mitek Corp.
- DeBon’s Performance
“The vehicle has a bark to rival the iconic attitude of the original Chevy 3100 and the power to back it up,” said Brown. “With the success of this build, there’s no doubt the winner of the SEMA Cares/Childhelp auction will be more than satisfied.”
Auction dates and details on how to place a bid will be announced soon.
To learn about the SEMA Cares mission to make a positive impact beyond the automotive community, visit www.sema.org/sema-cares.