A very special auction is taking place these days in the USA. Gateway Classic Cars are selling a very special 1946 Chevy Rat Rod that has been signed by thousands of veterans. The proceeds from the sale will benefit Vietnam Veterans all over the USA.
The tribute truck was initiated by Michael Andrezzi, a Vietnam Vet who is disabled. He came up with the idea for this truck. He purchased the 1946 Chevy Rat Rod in 2014 and has been showing it off all over the USA. The main thing of the tribute truck is that Vietnam Veterans are invited to sign it, in honor of those who fell in battle.
During the past years, the tribute truck has gathered thousands of signatures, it is literally covered with them. The car has been displayed by several Veteran organizations and the journey of the car throughout the USA has appealed to thousands of veterans and their families.
According to the Vietnam Tribute Truck’s very own Facebook page, “It has been a blessing for the families who have had the pleasure to share the joy and hardships and the memories of the journey.”
Fisher House Foundation
Now the tribute truck has reached the end of the road. It is now to be sold to the highest bidder. The proceeds will for 100 percent be donated to the Fisher House Foundation.
This non-profit organization builds comfortable homes at military and VA medical centers. This allows military families to be close to loved ones during an illness or medical treatment.
The group operates 67 locations and served about 25,000 families in 2014.
So the money that the tribute truck will bring, will be entirely used to make life better for veterans and their families.
The Vietnam Tribute Truck now has thousands of signatures of veterans on it, a clearcoat making sure they are preserved.
The Chevy features a GM 350 CID V8 crate engine, including new waterpump, fuelpump, and starter alternator.
The front suspension is from a C4 Corvette, it has fourwheel discbrakes, a Turbo 400 Automatic Transmission with Lokar tallshifter and powdercoated smoothie wheels.
The car is now on display at Gateway Classic Cars in Philadelphia, PA in the USA. It is up for auction now, the deadline for bids is December 28, 2017.
Here’s an interview that Street Rod Life Magazine had with Michael Andrezzi in 2016.