Like any major fundraising project, it started with an idea – raffle off a custom 1932 Ford High Boy for 20 bucks a ticket to raise money for Shriners Hospitals. It’s a great idea, but how do you kick it off? Well, the idea sponsors of the project started knocking on the doors of the various talented automotive shops asking for their help and expertise. Many who agreed to help, in turn, contacted their peers who specialized in different aspects of the build.

The result is a sweet ride that many are willing to gamble a 20-dollar bill to have a chance at owning the Vintage Green Mother Roadster. The street rod gets its name because it will be awarded to the winner at the Aug. 10-11 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Mo. Route 66 was nicknamed the Mother Road when it was constructed in 1926, running from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., covering more than 2,400 miles of pavement.

The car has been built from the ground up and is equipped with a Chevy 350 CID crate engine that includes a mild performance cam, enabling it to have a horsepower rating pushing the 400 mark. A 350 Hydramatic transmission makes it easy to drive, just in case the winner doesn’t know how to handle four on the floor.

Those wanting raffle ticket information can visit: www.winthemotherroadster.com