SOURCE: The MobilityWorks Foundation Cars for Troops

September 04, 2014 09:00 ET

"The Patriot" Takes Center Stage at 2014 Dallas Mecum Auto Auction to Benefit Disabled Veterans

AKRON, OH--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2014) - MobilityWorks, the largest provider of consumer and commercial wheelchair-accessible vehicles in the United States, and the kings of automotive customization, West Coast Customs, are proud sponsors of a one-of-a-kind 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. The custom vehicle will be auctioned at the 2014 Mecum Auto Auction in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, September 6 at 2p.m. (CST). All proceeds from the sale will benefit disabled veterans through The MobilityWorks Foundation Cars for Troops initiative.

Cars for Troops is an effort of The MobilityWorks Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers transportation support and services to mobility-challenged individuals, their families, and support organizations throughout the United States. The Cars for Troops program furthers the organization's mission to make the world more accessible. All proceeds from the sale of this vehicle will help deserving veterans afford wheelchair-accessible vehicles and other adaptive driving devices.

"We started The MobilityWorks Foundation to help more people benefit from an adaptive vehicle solution that enables them to get out and do what they want to do," said Bill Koeblitz, president and CEO, MobilityWorks. "MobilityWorks is excited to partner with West Coast Customs on the Ford Raptor project to provide mobility solutions to a truly deserving group of individuals, our military veterans."

The transformed 2014 Ford Raptor, aptly named, "The Patriot," features a breathtaking American flag custom paint job, courtesy of West Coast Customs. This automotive masterpiece boasts a handmade custom grille, interior embroidery representing each branch of the United States military and an onboard computer provided by Bully Dog. West Coast Customs also installed a BDS four inch lift, which gives the Raptor a higher profile, making it perfect for going off-road.

"West Coast Customs has always supported our veterans, and we are proud to be part of such an important cause like the Cars for Troops program," said Alex Anderson, operations manager, West Coast Customs. "Being tasked with the creation of The Patriot was a tremendous privilege for us. We took the challenge very seriously and put forth our best effort to properly honor members of our military."

Several sponsors made this custom build possible including BraunAbility, Magnaflow, Bully Dog, LM Tire & Wheel and BDS Suspension.

The Dallas Mecum Auto Auction will air live on NBCSN September 6 starting at 10a.m. (CST) with The Patriot presentation beginning at 2p.m. (CST). The auction will accept absentee bids and for registration and more information please visit the Dallas Mecum Auto Auction website.

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About MobilityWorks
MobilityWorks is one of the largest adaptive van providers in the United States. It serves the disabled community with wheelchair-accessible vans, full-size vans with lifts and commercial fleet vehicles. MobilityWorks has showroom locations in 12 states. For more information on MobilityWorks, visit

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