A.R.E. To Auction Custom Pro Football Hall Of Fame Truck


MASSILLON, Ohio – Truck enthusiasts and pigskin fans now have the chance to own the ultimate football truck from leading truck cover manufacturer A.R.E. and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The one-of-a-kind 2011 Ford F-150 will be auctioned at no reserve to the highest bidder on eBay Motors. Bidding will start Oct. 25, 2012 at $10,000, and interested buyers can pre-register and bid by visiting www.hoftruckauction.com. The bidding will end Nov. 4, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST.

During the week of the auction, the A.R.E. Pro Football Hall of Fame truck will be displayed at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. The truck will be located in the lower South Lobby in South Hall.

A.R.E. has painted the custom Pro Football of Fame Truck with a stylized silhouette of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium. The interior of the truck has been remodeled with material resembling pigskin leather and the iconic gold Hall of Fame jackets. The truck is topped with A.R.E.’s popular LSX Series fiberglass tonneau cover, which is covered in autograph signatures from dozens of Pro Football Hall of Fame members. It also features unique upgrades like a fold-down, flat-screen TV, a hitch-mounted tailgate grill, sound systems, new wheels and tires, and a mobile satellite system.

In addition, the truck’s highest bidder will receive a 50th Anniversary VIP Package from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which includes a trip for two to Canton, Ohio for the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival that includes tickets to the Pre-Enshrinement Hospitality Party, the 2013 Enshrinement Ceremony, the Game Day Roundtable Luncheon, the Pre-Game Tailgate Party, the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game and the recently remodeled Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum.

The truck bed features a sliding drawer storage system that houses football memorabilia that goes with the truck when it’s sold, including Super Bowl Banners from the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers; Emmitt Smith and Charlie Sanders Jerseys; Dick LeBeau (Class of 2010) Collectible Plaque; Jack Youngblood signed Hall of Fame Football; Marv Levy signed Mini Helmet; Framed Limited Edition Gale Sayers Lithograph; and Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Helmet.

“Designing and building this unique truck with the Pro Football Hall of Fame has been a remarkable experience for our team, allowing us to meet enthusiasts from across the country who share our passions for trucks and football,” said Bryan Baker, director of marketing, A.R.E. “For the past two years, we have toured the truck to football stadiums, car shows and music events coast to coast. It has been featured in high-profile truck magazines and countless popular websites, adding to its celebrity status. We are proud to pass it on to a new owner who we know will enjoy its custom styling and high-quality products.”

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the SEMA Cares charities ChildHelp, which was founded in 1959 to help prevent child abuse, and Victory Junction Gang Camp, which was established to provide life-changing experiences for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) not -for-profit organization.

About A.R.E.
A.R.E. began manufacturing aluminum frame truck caps in 1969. Since then, the company has become a leading manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and hard tonneau covers, ands boasts more than 500 employees at its ISO-9001:2008-certified manufacturing facilities. They have a network of more than 600 independent authorized dealers. For more information, contact A.R.E. at 400 Nave Rd. S.E., P.O. Box 1100, Massillon, OH 44648, email contact@4are.com or visit www.4are.com.

About Football Hall of Fame
The Pro Football Hall of Fame a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit opened in 1963 in Canton, Ohio. Since then more than eight million fans have visited the museum. Each year visitors from every state and up to 70 foreign countries tour the Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.profootballhof.com or call 330.456.8207.