Metal of Honor
our heroes and benefit their children
Metal of Honor logo
by Robert Horn
by John Caswell
Our first fund-raising project was dubbed, “Metal of Honor”.
The 1932 Ford Roadster gained lots of attention and notoriety once it was complete.
“Metal of Honor” was featured on Jay Leno’s Garage
You can see this chance of a lifetime interview by clicking on the link below, or logging on to jaylenosgarage.com and seaching for Metal of Honor
And, eventually, that notoriety paid off at the
prestigious Barrett-Jackson/Scottsdale auction.
Images captured during the building of the “Metal of Honor” hot rod
Best February ever! Valentine’s Day fell on the same day as the Daytona 500. What could be better? Love was in bloom … the smell of a dozen roses mingled with the aroma of 110 octane racing gasoline … and Metal of Honor was starting to put on its game face. The month saw significant gains in fabrication. It was an outstanding month for another reason, too. A young man named Clifford Houser from Kimball, SD found out about the project through Vic Edelbrock’s Facebook page and asked if he could come to Illinois to work on this “great project”. We welcomed his enthusiasm to Custom Classics Restorations Feb 22 – 26. What’s a 12-hour drive among new friends.
Spring is sprung, the grass is rizz … do you know where your chassis is?
It is taking too long to finish the car. Volunteer workers can only work so many hours a week on the car. An anonymous donor senses our struggle and offers up a Matching Gift Challenge. The Challenge affords us the opportunity to finance the professionals at Custom Classics Restorations to finish the car