Autoseum.org has announced that it will facilitate the build of a one-of-a-kind custom breast cancer car. The car will be built on location at the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City, New York, starting Thursday, July 1 at 3 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. The build will continue during those hours every Thursday until Aug. 26.
“We will be building a custom restored car along with students and industry stars such as the George Barris East Coast Representatives,” said Mike Manning, president of Autoseum.org.
This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students, as they will be working with legendary Andy Perillo, a representative for George Barris, the Hollywood Star Car creator. Perillo has worked on many movie and TV cars over the past 47 years and is one of the most sought after fabricators in his industry, said Manning.
Students will receive a Certificate of Merit from Perillo, acknowledging their skill, dedication and commitment to the project.
The car will be named “Early Detection” and the colors are to be determined; however the pink ribbon for breast cancer will be displayed on its seats and paint work. The car will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the fight against breast cancer.
The National Center for Health Statistics reports an astonishing 250,000 women battled breast cancer last year. Of those staggering numbers more than 40,000 lost their battle to this disease. “We want to do our part in supporting the fight against breast cancer,” said Manning.
Autoseum.org is seeking to attain additional sponsors and volunteers to accomplish this tribute to the fight against breast cancer.
“Reaching out to the community and our media partners will allow us to really move the dial on getting this done,” Manning said. “We are seeking donations to help defray the costs associated with this.”