The Ironman Foundation is dedicated to funding scholarships for the children of slain and disabled American soldiers. With the help of sponsors like the Edelbrock Corp., the charity is building a 1932 Roadster to promote and fund the cause.
The street rod will be displayed at various events across the United States in 2010 and then sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2011, according to a press release. Edelbrock is donating several engine components that will help the Ford power plant deliver reliable performance for the tour and future owner.
“Supporting the efforts of the Ironman Foundation was an easy decision,” stated Vic Edelbrock, president of the Edelbrock Corp. “The support of the families of the men and women who fight for our freedom goes hand-in-hand with our dedication to manufacturing our products in America. We are pleased to be a part of such an honorable project and will do whatever we can to make sure that it succeeds.”
Built entirely with donated parts and labor, the ’32 Highboy Roadster will get its power from a Ford Racing 302-ci crate engine topped with an Edelbrock intake manifold, carburetor and air cleaner.
According to Chuck Caswell, director of the Ironman Foundation, “Our hope is that the car becomes an iconic symbol in America that directs people’s attention to the children of our heroes who gave the last measure. All proceeds will go toward making sure that the kids get all the benefits of our efforts.”
The Ironman Foundation’s 1932 Roadster will be displayed at NSRA events as well as civic, government and military functions.