“Year of the Bronco” was the theme at the 2019 SEMA Show, and that’s why WD-40 Company, in conjunction with SEMA Cares rebuilt a 1966 Ford Bronco.
After its appearance in WD-40’s booth, it will be auctioned off to raise money for ChildHelp, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse.
SEMA attendees got a chance to look at the WD-40® X SEMA Cares 1966 Boosted Bronco and see demonstrations of WD-40 Brand products, many of which were used during the Boosted Bronco restoration.
Every year, WD-40 selects a vehicle rebuilder for its reputation and skillset to work on its SEMA Cares car. This year it was LGE-CTS Motorsports of San Dimas, CA, with Louie Morosan and his two daughters Theresa and Sarah working side-by-side to make the Bronco a show-stopper.
“It was a pleasure to do this vehicle because it is going to raise money for a good cause,” Louie Morosan said. “It made it even sweeter to do the work with my two daughters and members of our crew. We are in this business to make money, of course, but when we can do something special like this with a major name like WD-40, that makes it really satisfying and good for the soul.”
Morales, SEMA Garage mechanical engineer, played a role in the design of the Boosted Bronco. “We always love partnering up with companies such as WD-40,” he said. “We wanted to retain a lot of the original aspects of this 1966 Ford Bronco, but we added a more powerful engine and a lot of new features. To get so many eyes on this vehicle and get such great feedback throughout the show is really a big deal!”
WD-40 Brand debuted the Boosted Bronco three years ago at the 2017 SEMA Show with builder Aaron Vaccar, with rave reviews. That year, the Boosted Bronco was given a 3.5L eco-boost, a twin-turbocharged engine with six-speed automatic transmission.