Custom Automotive Designers Partner to Aid Wounded Soldiers; Classic Car Raffle Announced; Proceeds to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

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GilliN Custom Design announces partnership with Back Bay Customs to design and build a 1954 Pontiac Chieftain for raffle benefitting United States soldiers injured during active service.

"It is our privilege to harness our talents for the benefit of the brave men and women who risk their lives for our freedom," said Gilbert Monge, co-owner, GilliN Custom Design.

GilliN Custom Design, a NY-based custom interior design shop with expertise in the automotive, home and commercial arenas, today announced that they have partnered with Back Bay Customs, a full service custom automotive outfit based in Maine, to design and build a 1954 Pontiac Chieftain that will be raffled to benefit United States soldiers injured during active service.    

Back Bay Customs will donate the custom exterior body work on the vehicle and GilliN Custom Design will contribute the interior upholstery and finishes. This project is spearheaded by Full House Motorsports, LLC, a car event production and promotion company.

“It is our privilege to harness our talents for the benefit of the brave men and women who risk their lives for our freedom,” said Gilbert Monge, co-owner, GilliN Custom Design. “We are excited to be partnering with Back Bay Customs for our first project together in honor of such a worthy cause.”

The raffle was announced to the automotive community as part of the North East Rod & Custom Car Show held in March at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA. Raffle tickets are available for purchase now through March 25, 2012. The completed car will debut at the 2011 SEMA Show, Nov. 1-4 in Las Vegas and one lucky winner will be drawn at the 2012 North East Rod & Custom Show in March 2012.

“We are pleased to do our part in helping injured servicemen and women as they transition back to civilian life,” said John White, co-owner, Back Bay Customs. “By collaborating with GilliN Custom Design we can make a car-lover’s dream come true while doing the right thing.”

Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Those interested in purchasing a raffle ticket should visit http://www.northeastcustomcarshow.com for additional information.    

About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

About GilliN Custom Design
Established in 2006 and headquartered in Middletown, NY, GilliN Custom Design was born from the motivation and creativity of its founders, Gilbert Monge and Linda Nilon. After successful careers in the corporate world, Gil and Lin embarked on a journey to follow their passion for custom interior design while employing their unique expertise in the automotive, home and commercial arenas. The GilliN team prides itself on preserving authentic characteristics and breathing new life into automobiles, furniture, homes and business spaces. Visit http://www.gillincustomdesign.com for additional information. Reupholster. Refinish. Refine.

About Back Bay Customs
Back Bay Customs is a full-service custom shop that helps customers bring their dream car to a driving reality. The team prides itself on being one of the top custom fabrication shops in the country and uses only the best possible product for any project. Years of experience factor into all decisions made in every project and the customer’s best interest is top of mind regarding budget and quality. Visit http://www.backbaycustoms.com for additional information.

About Full House Motorsports, LLC
Full House Motorsports, LLC is an event production company that centers their focus on automotive based events. Producing the NorthEast Rod and Custom Nationals each March in the Philadelphia area, as well as other events, they pride themselves on organization and enjoyment. Visit http://www.fullhousemotorsports.com for more information.

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