Hulk Hogan’s ’52 Ford F1 to Run Wild at Charity Auction
Say your prayers and take your vitamins, cause Hulkamania (and this old Ford) are ready to run wild!
Whether or not you grew up in the ’80s and ’90s or not, you probably know who Hulk Hogan is. Arguably the most famous wrestler of all time, Hogan’s many catchphrases and signature leg drop finisher are still fresh in the minds of those of us who grew up idolizing him.
But Hogan isn’t just a wrestler, mind you. He’s also a big proponent of children’s charities. The latest of his these noble efforts comes in the form of this sweet 1952 Ford F1, set to cross the block at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction on January 3-13.
100% of the proceeds from the donated Ford go to The 50 Legs Foundation. The organization provides amputees with prosthetics and care they might not be able to otherwise afford. That includes former military members, children, and others. The organization was founded by former pro wrestler Steve Chamberland, an amputee himself.
Hogan is good pals with Chamberland. And he regularly donates a portion of the profits from his store, Hogan’s Beach Shop, to the cause. And now he’s going to join his pal on stage as this cool vintage Ford helps further an extremely worthwhile cause.
The F1 has been treated to a few upgrades, including modern brakes, vintage style wheels and caps, and newer tires. It’s powered by a Flathead V8 with dual inline downdraft carbs, an aluminum intake, and dual exhaust. Overall, it’s a nice package that retains the truck’s vintage appeal and enhances its cruise worthiness.
One thing’s for sure – you won’t find a better hype man to drive up the price than Hulk Hogan. So say your prayers, eat your vitamins, and get ready for Hulkamania to run wild in Florida for a good cause!