5 CHIP FOOSE SIGNED “MAKERZ” EDITION FORD MUSTANGS ARE BEING AUCTIONED TO BENEFIT PRF
September 10-19, 2007: RIDEMAKERZ, the first-ever car-customizing experience for kids ages 6 to 106, auctioned five Makerz Edition Ford Mustang on Ebay to benefit The Progeria Research Foundation, raising $1,500. The Makerz Edition were not for sale and only given to RIDEMAKERZ employees and partners to commemorate the opening of the RIDEMAKERZ Shop at Mall of America in July.
Chip Foose, legendary car designer and host of TLC’s “Overhaulin’,” who is also an Advisor to RIDEMAKERZ, designed, signed and individually numbered the RIDEZ. Only 100 were made and RIDEMAKERZ is offering just five for the Ebay auction. Foose personally selected the five RIDEZ being auctioned, numbers “67” and “68” – to celebrate the 1967 and 1968 model years when Ford introduced the Mustang GT with the American muscle car design – and “05,” “06,” and “07” to recognize the 2005, 2006, and 2007 model years when Ford re-introduced the classic body style.
“What a fun and worthwhile opportunity,” said Larry Andreini, ZEO (CEO) of RIDEMAKERZ. “The Ford Mustang GT is a classic American muscle car and having Chip Foose personally choose from our 649 million customizing options to create, sign and number his own one-of-a-kind Mustang RIDE and then auctioning them on Ebay to benefit such a good cause is a dream come true for RIDEMAKERZ.”
“I lost my sister Amy to Progeria; therefore, The Progeria Research Foundation is a cause that is near and dear to my heart,” said Chip Foose. “I am so grateful that RIDEMAKERZ is donating the proceeds from this unique event to help such a worthwhile cause.”
RIDEMAKERZ mission is to have great fun making cool RIDEZ – with the ultimate vision of contributing to the positive development of kidz. Inspired by Build-A-Bear Workshop®, a partner and investor in the concept, RIDEMAKERZ is about the joy and fun of creating something great, something artistic, something unique and original. RIDEMAKERZ recently opened two stores – one at Broadway at the Beach in Mrytle Beach, S.C., and at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minn. Two additional store openings are planned for later this year at Spotsylvania Towne Center in Fredricksburg, Virg., and one at Castleton Square Mall in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information visit RIDEMAKERZ.com.