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Pinto Stampede helps Wounded Warrior Project

September 21, 2011

Half a dozen Ford Pintos from as far as northern Minnesota came to northern Illinois for a cruise/fund-raising event to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. (Photo provided)

The 9/11 Pinto Stampede group did well over the weekend of Sept. 9-11, reports James Madison. Half a dozen Ford Pintos from as far as northern Minnesota came to northern Illinois for a cruise/fund-raising event. They also celebrated the 41st birthday of the Pinto by raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project. These Pinto lovers camped at Rock Cut State Park and cruised Winnebago and Ogle counties. Their many stops included Lowden State Park, Central Christian Church car show, Lensing car show and Rock River Ford. They received a very generous donation of $1,000 to go to Wounded Warrior Project from Brian Anderson and Rick Beale of Rock River Ford.

Madison, one of the owners of Bullet Stop Gun Shop, owns and drives the Ford Pinto his dad bought 31 summers ago. He donated a rifle and sold another $1,200 in raffle tickets all for a great cause.

These cars get a lot of attention at all the car shows,” says Brian Campbell of Hibbing, Minn. “I own nine of these ponies, and drove one of mine over 6,000 miles this summer for this great charity!”

More than 70 Pintos drove to Carlisle, Pa., to the all-Ford show in June. Check out these websites: www.pintostampede.com and www.woundedwarriorproject.com.

From the Sept. 21-27, 2011, issue

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