Just in time for Halloween, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is auctioning off Rob’s custom macabre-style 1967 Ford F-100 truck for charity. Rob donated the truck—as seen on HISTORY®’s Counting Cars—for the charity auction to benefit The Puppy Rescue Mission.
The Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare charity auction takes place Wednesday, October 23 through Saturday, November 2 at 8pm PT on eBay. (You can also search using eBay keywords: “Rob Zombie Charity Truck.”)
Counting Cars star Danny “The Count” Koker and his crew surprised Rob with the customized truck while he was on tour headlining the Mayhem Festival this past summer. The truck is now on display for all to see firsthand at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare at theFEARplex in Pomona, CA through November 2.
You could win a custom 1967 Ford F-100 truck
Here’s a list of custom improvements and upgrades that the 1967 Ford F-100 Short Bed Fleetside truck has received from Ken Mack, General Manager at Count’s Kustoms:
• 429 Cobra Jet V8
• C-6 Automatic Transmission (used/rebuilt)
• Gennie 3-Gear Shifter
• Spider Shift Knob (custom)
• Edelbrock Intake
• Quick Fuel Carburetor
• MSD Distributor
• Taylor Spark Plug Wires
• MSD Core
• Cobra Valve Covers & Air Cleaner
• DJM Front Lowering I-Beams
• Rear Drop Kit
• Wheel Smith Steelie Wheels
• Hoosier Rear Slicks
• Front Tires (new)
• Flow Master Custom Exhaust
• Alpine CD/Radio w/ (2) 6″ speakers
• Custom paint and graphics
Cars and rock ‘n’ roll for a good cause
The Puppy Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that fundraises and assists in pet rescue, fostering and re-homing pets of soldiers. Rob Zombie was attracted to The Puppy Rescue Mission during their participation in 2013 Mayhem Festival.
In a recent interview with Radio.com, Rob explained, “…a lot of soldiers in Afghanistan would find these dogs and bond with them and sneak them on the bases, even though they weren’t supposed to have them. These guys saved these dogs, and really bonded with them. But they weren’t allowed to take them home, and if they could, it was so expensive. That was a cause I could really understand and get behind. Imagine being that far from home and bonding with a dog and then being told to just leave him there and then get on a plane to go home. No way!” (July 30, 2013).
Anna Maria Cannan created The Puppy Rescue Mission in 2012 to fundraise to help rescue “The Lucky Seven” out of Afghanistan where her fiancé was deployed. Due to Anna’s fundraising efforts, several of “The Lucky Seven” are now living stateside along with their respective soldiers. It’s PRM’s mission to continue Anna’s work by fundraising and helping to rescue dogs and cats from Afghanistan for soldiers who wish to have their furry friends brought back from war. These are “Soldiers Saving Puppies…Puppies Saving Soldiers.”
Anna says, “My husband Chris and his dog Bear are the reason Puppy Rescue Mission began. Meeting Rob Zombie is something he truly will never forget. Rob’s love for animals truly touched both of us. These dogs are the best therapy a soldier could ask for…and Rob is making more of these reunions possible for other soldiers with his incredible generosity. We are so grateful.”
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare—the ultimate Halloween music and horror event—is held every Thursday through Sunday, through November 2, 2013, at FEARPlex in Pomona, just outside Los Angeles. Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare features 15 nights of music, culminating with a November 2 headlining performance by Rob Zombie himself. This bone-chilling experience combines the most advanced haunted house attractions with a not-to-be-missed music festival from top artists in the realms of hard rock/metal, rock alternative, EDM, and Latin music.
Editor’s note: We applaud Rob Zombie’s efforts to bring awareness to a good cause. And we’re already envious of the lucky winner! What kinds of vehicles could you find yourself bidding on, and for what causes? Leave us a comment!