Hulk Hogan Tag Teams with Ford F1 to Help Worthwhile Cause
The most famous pro wrestler ever throws his weight behind a cool old Ford truck to help kids and vets.
There’s no shortage of good Samaritans in the classic auto hobby. With each passing auction, we see at least a handful of donated vehicles cross the block. Raising tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charities. This red 1952 Ford F1, headed to Mecum’s Kissimmee auction on January 3-13, is the latest in that long line of efforts. But this one’s being marketed by one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time – the legendary Hulk Hogan.
That’s right – the leg droppin’, vitamin poppin’, prayer saying leader of the Hulkamania movement himself. But Hogan isn’t just the most famous wrestler ever to grace the ring. He’s also a big time proponent for a number of charities, particularly those that help children. And now, he’s helping his buddy and fellow former wrestler Steve Chamberland sell this old Ford truck to raise money for The 50 Legs Foundation.
50 Legs’ mission is to provide care and prosthetic legs for children, military members, and other amputees who can’t otherwise afford them. Chamberland started the foundation after he himself became an amputee and witnessed the many financial obstacles others faced in similar situations.
Hulk’s own personal store, Hogan’s Beach Shop, already donates a portion of its earning to the charity. And now Hogan is joining his pal on stage, alongside this Ford F1, to further that cause. The truck itself is a pretty sweet retro build worth mentioning on its own, too.
The old truck features more of an old school hot rod theme. It packs upgrades including front disc brakes and a plush interior. There’s a Flathead V8 under the hood sporting dual inline downdraft carburetors, an aluminum intake, and dual exhaust.
With a nice stance and some contrasting chrome/black trim, it’s a looker and a driver, for sure. But more importantly, this Ford truck is also going to raise good money for a great cause.