Chip Foose (left) and Barrett-Jackson's Gary Bennett stop for a photo-op at the 2012 SEMA Show's unveiling of the WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose ’53 Ford F-100.
By SEMA Staff
The WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose ’53 Ford F-100, which was unveiled at the 2012 SEMA Show, will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, Friday, January 18, at approximately 7:00 p.m.
Designed by hot-rod designer and TV star Chip Foose, the WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose ’53 Ford F-100 commemorates the 60th anniversary of WD-40 multi-use product. With a vintage “shop-truck” look, updated drivetrain and suspension and custom paint, the pickup looks similar to the truck used to deliver the first case of the product in the early ’50s, back when WD-40 Co. was called Rocket Chemical Co.
Vehicle features include: an original flathead engine from Edelbrock, speed equipment from Egge, BASF Paint, one-off custom “vintage-look” Foose Wheels from MHT Wheels, Pirelli P Zero tires, restoration parts from LMC Truck, a custom Magnaflow exhaust and more. Other companies that pitched in include: Street Scene Equipment, L&R Engine, American Autowire, Painless Performance, Quiet Ride Solutions, K&N and McGard.
The auction will be broadcast live on the Speed Channel, and all proceeds from the auctioned vehicle will benefit two SEMA Cares charities—Childhelp, an organization that provides services to abused and neglected children, and Victory Junction, which provides life-changing camping experiences to special-needs and chronically ill children. WD-40 Co.’s last three vehicles have raised a combined $400,000 for these charities.
For more information, visit the Barrett-Jackson website.