“We’re extremely proud to have partnered with FantomWorks,” stated Danny Burgess, President of Rare Parts. “It’s a great organization that is committed to helping our disabled veterans through their Wounded Wheels program."
Stockton CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2015
Rare Parts, a Stockton, CA-based company that stocks and custom builds steering and suspension parts for every make and model vehicle, has formed a partnership with FantomWorks to help meet the vehicle needs of combat wounded soldiers through their charitable Wounded Wheels program.
FantomWorks, based in Norfolk, Virginia, restores classic cars and sells new and used car parts to collectors and restorers. The company is featured on a weekly television show highlighting some of their classic car builds and restorations, and can be seen on the Velocity Channel on cable. It is currently the highest rated program on that cable channel.
Dan Short, the president of FantomWorks is also the founder of Wounded Wheels, a charitable organization dedicated to developing classic American muscle cars modified for veterans who have lost their limbs in the service of our country. It will provide an exciting alternative to the modified minivans, which are the typically available paraplegic-capable vehicles.
A new aspect of Wounded Wheels is to restore antique cars and make them available to veterans who were wounded but still have use of their arms and legs. In both instances, the value of parts that are donated by Rare Parts is credited to the Wounded Wheels charity.
“We’re extremely proud to have partnered with FantomWorks,” stated Danny Burgess, President of Rare Parts. “It’s a great organization that is committed to helping our disabled veterans through their Wounded Wheels program, and we’re all every excited to be a part of that” he added.
The current car that will be featured on FantomWorks Velocity TV show is a 1960 Lincoln Continental. Rare Parts donated some hard to find parts for this vehicle, as well as for a 1963 Thunderbird and a 1967 Coronet.
The show will air on July 29th at 9pm EST.
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About Rare Parts
Rare Parts began in 1981 when Lyle Burgess found that many steering and suspension parts needed for his wheel alignment service were unavailable and deemed obsolete. His goal was to have every part available, for every model vehicle, every time.
The operating philosophy of, “every part, every time” is now a reality. Today, under the guidance of Danny Burgess, who serves as President of Rare Parts, that philosophy continues. The company stocks thousands of steering and suspension parts for every vehicle built since 1920. If a steering or suspension part is not available, Rare Parts will build that part. All parts are designed, engineered and manufactured at the company’s Stockton, California facility.