Through a partnership with the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts, the companies will have leading SEMA manufacturers working alongside underprivileged teens and young adults to install parts and equipment on the Foose-inspired vehicle, dubbed the WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150. All work for the build program will be done at the recently built SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, Calif., a facility that allows SEMA member companies to test and prototype parts, try its 3D modeling and printing, and use its full-scale photo studio, among other things. The completed truck will eventually be put up for raffle, with all of the proceeds going to three SEMA Cares children’s charities.
Instead of being auctioned like previous WD-40/SEMA Cares vehicles, the enhanced 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat will be raffled off to one lucky winner in the spring of 2014. Raffle tickets cost $50. Proceeds from the raffled vehicle will benefit three SEMA Cares charities – the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive leaders and innovators; Childhelp, an organization that provides services to abused and neglected children; and Victory Junction, an organization that provides life-changing camping experiences to special needs and chronically ill children.
This is the sixth vehicle WD-40 Company and SEMA Cares have teamed up to build and the fourth vehicle Chip Foose has designed with them. To date, WD-40/SEMA Cares vehicles have raised more than $575,000 for SEMA Cares charities.