Factory Five customer Bob McKee is organizing a 5-day build to be held at the 2015 FedEx St. Jude Classic PGA Golf tournament. Bob has recruited a group of FedEx pilots will build the Mk4 Roadster throughout this week at the golf tournament. The build will televised along with coverage of the PGA event. Bob’s printed goal is to raise $100,000 for the families of children at the world famous St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Click here to donate or to see the running total. Read the letter below from FedEx Vice Chairman John Cardaci.
I want to bring your attention to Memphis-based 767 Captain Robert McKee, and his selfless act of kindness for the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Captain McKee has taken it upon himself to try and raise $500,000.00 during the St. Jude Golf Classic that will take place next week. He came up with the idea to build a replica Shelby Cobra in 5 days at the golf tournament as a charity build for St. Jude. 100% of the donations and the proceeds from the sale of the car will go directly to St. Jude.
I cannot think of a better charity to donate to than St. Jude. Imagine the nightmare these families face when they learn that their child has cancer. What St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does for these families, free of charge, is eye watering. If each FedEx pilot would donate $100.00 to the car build donation link, we can raise over $400,000.00. What an amazing gift that will be from the FedEx pilots. I know $100.00 is a lot of money, but I also know how much good that money will do. Please take a few minutes to read the letter below. Let’s support Bob and make this charity build a huge success.
All of the employees at Factory Five Racing are excited to sponsor the St. Jude’s event with a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster kit. Factory Five employees Tony Zullo and Fred Allen will be at the event assisting with the build all week.
Watch the event on NBC Golf Channel and CBS Sports Channel.
Day 1 Photos
St. Jude’s and Bob McKee did a great job of setting up an assembly area in one of the PGA tents.
A group of FedEx pilots have volunteered to do the build with Factory Five’s Tony Zullo and Fred Allen providing factory support and consult.
Half-way through day 1, the team has made great progress. The front and rear suspension are in, lines are run, and the pedal box is installed.
Day 2 Photos
The build team grows as Allisa H. joined the crew today and is doing a great job!
The team discuss how they will get the engine installed today.
The team is making great progress on the build as the get to work on running brake lines, fuel lines, and electrical.
Engine is installed and Factory Five’s Tony Z. gives the team some tips on how to proceed with the build.
Day 3 Photos
The body was brought in and was ready to be mounted onto the chassis.
Tony gives the chassis a morning salute.
The team worked on getting the carpet installed in the trunk.
Time to start bleeding the brakes.
The crew was making sure everything was tightened to spec.
Body is now mounted on the chassis.
The team has made fantastic progress through the three days thus far!
We will post more progress pictures here as the project continues.