Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is auctioning 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 which will benefit The Puppy Rescue Mission (www.thepuppyrescuemission.org).
The Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare charity auction will take place from Wednesday, October 23 at 8:00 PM PT to Saturday, November 2 at 8:00 PM PT at http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/unitetheunited or 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 summer (http://robzombie.com/2013/07/rob-zombie-to-feature-on-july-16s-episode-of-counting-cars-on-the-history-channel/). The truck is now on display for all to see firsthand at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare (www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com)at the FEARplex in Pomona, CA through November 2.
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, 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, new front tires, Flow Master custom exhaust, Gennie 3-gear shifter, custom spider shift knob, mini-tubed, semi-pro street look, welded and smoothed tailgate and bed, Alpine CD/Radio with two 6" speakers, custom paint (flat black), hand pin-striping, full color gloss Zombie graphics, airbrushing and custom deep green sparkle upholstery, doors, dash and bed cover.
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. It was probably the only moment of sanity for these guys, when they spent time with them. Some of the stories I’ve heard are horrible: people would torture these dogs, and kill them for fun. 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."
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Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare--the ultimate Halloween music and horror event--is held every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through November 2 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. Each Thursday night features rock alternative music, Fridays EDM, most Saturdays will feature hard rock/metal, and most Sundays will be Latin music focused. Please visit www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com for more details and the full list of music performances by date.
Below are some photos of Rob Zombie’s 1967 Ford F-100 truck:
About Rob Zombie Great American Nightmare: A creative collaboration between masters of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman, the fully immersive haunted house experience features three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: The Lords Of Salem Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses. The Great American Nightmare’s Bloody Boulevard offers outdoor screenings of classic horror films, a DJ, food vendors, beer, wine and spirits, and much more, with freak show characters roaming throughout the grounds each night. Tickets for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare are available starting at only $30. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions, concerts and Bloody Boulevard activities. FEARPlex (Fairplex) is located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, CA, centrally located in the heart of Southern California. Fairplex is also home to the LA County Fair, the largest county fair in the world.
About The Puppy Rescue Mission: The primary aim of The Puppy Rescue Mission is to fundraise and assist in pet rescue, foster and re-homing when needed--in particular, pets of soldiers, especially those deployed in war zones. They assist with requests, logistics, administration and fundraising for the adopted stray dogs of war rescued by and bonded with soldiers. This may include vet care, supplies, transport and related issues. They work with or through other organizations that help our soldiers bring their companion animals home from war.
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is made possible through the support of sponsors including Beck’s Beer, Ernie Ball, F*ck Cancer, Guitar Center, Keep A Breast, The Lords Of Salem (Anchor Bay), Monster Energy Drink, Orange Amplification, and Slidebar.