October 28, 2004

eBay Motors Auctions FastForward Fastback Show Car up for Auction to benefit ASE and Charity Cars

After touring the country this past year, the FastForward Fastback - a project car designed to pay tribute to the Mustang - will be auctioned off during the 2004 Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Show to benefit automotive charities.

This unique project car, designed by legendary builder Troy Trepanier, takes the classic look of the beloved Ford Mustang Fastback and combines it with styling cues and modifications borrowed from Ford's 2005 concept Mustang. Following its debut at SEMA last year, the FastForward Fastback has been on display at a variety of car shows across the country.

The FastForward Fastback auction goes live Monday, October 25 and closes on Thursday, November 4 at 2 p.m. Those interested in bidding may now pre-qualify for the auction at www.ebay.com/fastforwardfastback .

Every month, nearly 10 million people visit eBay Motors, and every two seconds another part or accessory is sold there. In 2003, the company set out to spread the good word about this amazing automotive marketplace by building a project car, the FastForward Fastback. The eBay Motors team and Primedia commissioned Trepanier and his shop, Rad Rides by Troy in Illinois, to update the vehicle's style with body, paint and interior modifications to completely rethink the power and road-holding capabilities of this soon-to-be modern classic.

Trepanier began the project by purchasing a 1967 Fastback on eBay Motors. Using major drive components, provided by Ford Racing, and a whole truck-load of parts and accessories actually found and bought on eBay Motors, the Fastforward Fastback was created in 18 weeks with 2800 manhours of labor.

"It's timely that the FastForward Fastback goes to auction as Ford launches the '05 Mustang," said Drew Lieberman, senior director, parts and other vehicles, "We've had a lot of interest in this car since we unveiled it and its sale is sure to help benefit these worthy automotive charities."

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and its National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Charity Cars, a non-profit organization that donates refurbished vehicles to families in need, will receive all the proceeds from the FastForward Fastback auction.

"We are grateful to eBay Motors for this generous donation," said Ron Weiner, ASE president. "This gift in support of technician education demonstrates eBay Motor's commitment to the industry and consumers we serve by helping to ensure quality technical education for the young men and women who choose an automotive career."