Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will auction off Zombie’s customized 1967 Ford F-100 truck to benefit the Puppy Rescue Mission. The auction will take place on eBay from October 23 through November 2. The Puppy Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that helps soldiers bring home pets they adopted while overseas.
Get more details from the official press release:
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is auctioning Rob’s custom macabre-style 1967 Ford F-100 truck for charity. Rob donated thetruck–as seen on HISTORY®’s Counting Cars–for the charity auction which will benefit The Puppy Rescue Mission (www.thepuppyrescuemission.org).
The Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare charity auction will take place from Wednesday, October 23 at 8:00 PM PT to Saturday, November 2 at 8:00 PM PT at http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/unitetheunited or eBay Keywords: “Rob Zombie Charity Truck.”
Counting Cars star Danny “The Count” Koker and his crew surprised Rob with the customized truck while he was on tour headlining the Mayhem Festival this summer (http://robzombie.com/2013/07/rob-zombie-to-feature-on-july-16s-episode-of-counting-cars-on-the-history-channel/). The truck is now on display for all to see firsthand at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare (www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com)at the FEARplex in Pomona, CA through November 2.
Here’s a list of custom improvements and upgrades that the 1967 Ford F-100 Short Bed Fleetside truck has received from Ken Mack, General Manager at Count’s Kustoms:
429 Cobra Jet V8, C-6 Automatic transmission, Edelbrock intake, Quick fuel carburetor, MSD distributor, Taylor spark plug wires, MSD core, Cobra valve covers & air cleaner, DJM front lowering I-beams, rear drop kit, Wheel Smith Steelie Wheels, Hoosier rear slicks, new front tires, Flow Master custom exhaust, Gennie 3-gear shifter, custom spider shift knob, mini-tubed, semi-pro street look, welded and smoothed tailgate and bed, Alpine CD/Radio with two 6″ speakers, custom paint (flat black), hand pin-striping, full color gloss Zombie graphics, airbrushing and custom deep green sparkle upholstery, doors, dash and bed cover.
The Puppy Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that fundraises and assists in pet rescue, fostering and re-homing pets of soldiers. Rob Zombie was attracted to The Puppy Rescue Mission during their participation in 2013 Mayhem Festival. In a recent interview with Radio.com, Rob explained, “…a lot of soldiers in Afghanistan would find these dogs and bond with them and sneak them on the bases, even though they weren’t supposed to have them. It was probably the only moment of sanity for these guys, when they spent time with them. Some of the stories I’ve heard are horrible: people would torture these dogs, and kill them for fun. These guys saved these dogs, and really bonded with them. But they weren’t allowed to take them home, and if they could, it was so expensive. That was a cause I could really understand and get behind. Imagine being that far from home and bonding with a dog and then being told to just leave him there and then get on a plane to go home. No way!” (July 30, 2013).
Anna Maria Cannan created The Puppy Rescue Mission in 2012 to fundraise to help rescue “The Lucky Seven” out of Afghanistan where her fiancé was deployed. Due to Anna’s fundraising efforts, several of “The Lucky Seven” are now living stateside along with their respective soldiers. It’s PRM’s mission to continue Anna’s work by fundraising and helping to rescue dogs and cats from Afghanistan for soldiers who wish to have their furry friends brought back from war. These are “Soldiers Saving Puppies…Puppies Saving Soldiers.”
Anna says, “My husband Chris and his dog Bear are the reason Puppy Rescue Mission began. Meeting Rob Zombie is something he truly will never forget. Rob’s love for animals truly touched both of us. These dogs are the b
Click here to bid on the truck.
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare continues at the Pomona Fairplex (1101 W. McKinley Avenue Pomona, CA 91765) on October 24-27, 31; November 1-2. Hours are 6:30-11pm Thursdays & Sundays; 6:30pm-1am Fridays & Saturdays. To find out which acts are scheduled, visit the official website.
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