|Hurst, Street Scene Equipment, Dodge and SEMA have teamed up to build a custom Dodge Charger and Dodge Avenger to benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund.|
Hurst, Street Scene Equipment, Dodge and SEMA have teamed up to build a custom Dodge Charger and Dodge Avenger to benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF).
Each year, the SMSF distributes between $100,000 and $150,000 in scholarships to deserving students who plan to pursue careers in the automotive industry. The distributions include awards for vocational schools and two-year, four-year and post-graduate work, with a percentage designated for the families of employees of SEMA-member companies. There is also a Loan Forgiveness Program to help repay student loans for employees of SEMA-member firms. This year, two eBay auctions will contribute significant awards to the SMSF.
With the participation of SEMA-member parts manufacturers as well as Dodge, this year, the fund will benefit from eBay auctions of a modified Dodge Charger and Dodge Avenger. The eBay auction is scheduled to launch October 7 and run through October 16.
The Avenger features best-in-class V6 fuel economy (19/29 mpg) and is one of the most affordable V6 midsize sedans available today. The Charger features all-new modern heritage-inspired design and a best-in class combination of power and fuel efficiency from its 5.7L V8 Hemi, with boasts 370 hp while achieving 16/25-mpg fuel efficiency. Both Dodge vehicles will be built in the Hurst/Aria facility, with Aria serving as the design engineers and artists.
The Charger will be the only Charger that Hurst will customize this year. Plans include Hurst wheels and tires, a Katzkin Leather interior with red and black Hurst logos in the headrests, an Eibach suspension setup, a Flowmaster exhaust, a Hurst shifter and badges for the interior and exterior, Hurst floor mats from Star West and a Grant steering wheel.
The Avenger is being built by Mike Spagnola at Street Scene Equipment and will be designed with colors and looks that are complimentary to those of the Charger, including Hurst logos in the headrests and Star West mats with Hurst designs and a Street Scene Speed Grill.
“Dodge, Hurst, Street Scene Equipment, eBay and the other sponsors are providing their products and services at no charge,” said Joel Ayres, chairman of the SEMA Scholarship Committee. “That means 100% of the proceeds from the auction will go to the fund. Those contributions will go a long way toward helping deserving students to achieve their goal of working in the automotive and specialty-equipment industries. All of the participating companies deserve our thanks and the recognition that they are helping to build our future.”
Check out the vehicles on ebay and register to be notified when the auction goes live.
For more information about the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, visit www.SEMA.org/scholarships.