Spirit of the Season

Charity Car Show Winners Include Duster

JMPR - December 12, 2011 03:33 PM


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The spirit of the holiday was in full force as some 30,000 automotive enthusiasts from all over Southern California arrived at the John Force Racing Headquarters in Yorba Linda for the 14th annual John Force Holiday Car Show. Approximately 1,000 cars were on display, including hot rods, dragsters, classics, exotics, and customs. Classic Industries was proud to have its 1972 Plymouth Duster honored with one of several “Best in Show” awards. Trophies aside, Classic Industries was thrilled to participate in the event, which supported a worthy cause.
The John Force Holiday Car Show partners with the California Highway Patrol and their “CHiP’s for kids” toy drive. It is the single largest fundraiser for the operation, and admission to the show requires the donation of a new, unwrapped toy valued at less than $10. Organizers had expected more than 10,000 toys, and those estimates were thoroughly exceeded as attendees brought mountains of toys. The toys collected at the show will be distributed to various California Highway Patrol offices, which will distribute them directly to needy families, children, and to other non-profit organizations.
The Duster, nicknamed “TWISTED” was restored on the eighth season of SpeedTV’s Chop Cut Rebuild in an effort to showcase how products from the Classic Industries Mopar catalog can be used to completely overhaul and customize a classic Mopar vehicle. It is vehicle number five in a multi-vehicle build series of Classic Industries restorations that includes the 1969 “CAMOTION” Camaro, 1966 “INNOVATION” Nova, 1964 “SWEET IMOTION” Impala and the 1953 Classic Industries “SHOP TRUCK”. These vehicles all share a common paint and color theme and were rebuilt from parts out of the various Classic Industries automotive parts catalogs.