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The Legends of Ford
The Ford Foundation Project
Internationally renowned airbrush artist Mickey Harris and Edsel Ford II came up with a unique way to raise money and awareness for JDRF (The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) at SEMA in 2009. The hood of a 2010 Mustang was used as the canvas for this amazing tribute to the Mustang. It looks different than the hood used on the 2010 production Mustang’s and we were told that this was a discarded hood possibly a design that was never used is our guess. This was painted in the Ford booth and is entitled, “The Legends of Ford.” It was an amazing experience watching the Mustangs, Sunsets, Flames and the Ford Logo come to life over the course of a week. This hood is 1 of 1 and will not be duplicated. Not to take away from the other celebrities who signed the hood because they are all incredible people but we were told by a representative from The Ford Foundation that what makes this piece of automobilia so special is that Edsel Ford II rarely signs or autographs anything only doing so to help other families that deal with this devastating illness. It hits home for Edsel Ford II as his son suffers from Type 1 Diabetes. Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) built the 1969 Mustang Fastback immortalized on the hood. GAS built this live on stage during the week of SEMA. The hood is signed by Edsel Ford II, John Force, Ashely Force, Robert Hight (NHRA Drag Racing Champions), Steve Saleen, Parnelli Jones, Chip Foose, Vaughn Gitten, Jr. and Mickey Harris. There is also an unknown signature that appears on the hood that hasn’t been identified but is more than likely a celebrity at SEMA that year.
We are very sad to have to sell this incredible piece of artwork, however due to our daughter’s illness and the need to pay for experimental medications, we are left without a choice. We have sold our home and are now renting and have exhausted all other financial avenues. It is our hope that this will find it’s way into a collection and be cared for and enjoyed for many years to come.