Chip Foose and WD-40 Company launched a Foose-inspired custom off-road truck at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The truck was built inside the new state-of-the-art SEMA Garage, a facility that allows SEMA member companies to test parts, use its 3D modeling nd printing and shoot in its full-scale photo studio. The coolest thing about the new SEMA Care Foose F-150 is that it will be raffled away to one lucky winner, with proceeds benefitting three SEMA Cares charities.
WD-40 decided that instead of being auctioned like previous WD-40/SEMA Cares vehicles, the off-road-inspired 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat will be raffled off to one lucky winner in early May 2014. The raffle tickets will cost $50 and are available now.
“Can you imagine winning a one-off vehicle like this – worth more than $80,000 with all parts and labor – for only $50?” said Chip Foose, president and CEO of Foose Design. “By purchasing raffle tickets, you’re also supporting a great cause.”
The 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.
The custom vehicle was painted with BASF Onyx HD paint by LGE-CTS Motorsports and features a Whipple supercharger, Gale Banks Straight-Shot performance system and Magnaflow cat-back exhaust system that give its 6.2L V8 more than 600 horsepower. To make it more off-road savvy, the truck also features a converted front Raptor suspension with ICON Vehicle Dynamics 3.0 coilovers and upper uniball billet arms, as well as ICON rear triple bypass shocks with Atlas 3.0+ leaf springs.
The Foose-inspired F-150 is outfitted with Baja Forged front and rear bumpers by LGE-CTS Motorsports, a custom bed cage, Bulldog LED lighting and a WARN winch, custom Ford F-150 also has a Boatec Raptor fiberglass hood, fenders and bedsides. AMP Research supplied and installed power running boards, bedsteps and a tailgate extender to make it easy to get in and enjoy the plush Katzkin leather interior and top-of-the-line Clarion sound system installed by Audio Innovations. The custom truck is riding on Falken Wild Peak A/T 37×12.5R17 tires wrapped around 17” x 9” MHT Fuel Maverick wheels in a matte Graphite finish.
“We’re celebrating WD-40 Company’s 60th anniversary, and it’s great to see the next generation of automotive professionals and enthusiasts getting excited about working on a vehicle that’ll both turn heads and help support a wonderful cause,” said Tim Lesmeister, vice president of marketing for WD-40 Company. “This vehicle – any off-roader’s dream – would not have been possible without the vision of Chip Foose and his team, the hard work of the Alex Xydias Center students, and the time and resources of our generous build partners.”
Partners on the WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150 include: Foose Design, Source Interlink Media, LGE*CTS Motorsports, Whipple Superchargers, Icon Vehicle Dynamics, MHT Wheels, Boatec, Magnaflow, BASF, Katzkin, Audio Innovations, Amp Research, Fuel-Tool, Bulldog LED Lighting, Banks Power, HushMat, Mag-Hytec, Warn Industries, Optima Batteries, Falken Tire, PowerBass, Atlas Spring, Clarion and Metra Electronics.
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. To learn more about the raffle, visit WD40.com/TruckRaffle.