IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - RIDEMAKERZ, the first-ever car customizing experience for kids and kids at heart, and legendary automotive designer and fabricator Chip Foose have teamed up to auction off a custom, one-of-kind FORD Mustang GT RIDEMAKERZ RIDE on eBay to benefit The Progeria Research Foundation.

The perfect RIDE for the ultimate car enthusiast, this specially designed 1:18 FORD Mustang GT was built, hand-painted, and personally signed by legendary car designer Chip Foose. Tricked-out with custom RIDEMAKERZ accessories, including RIDEMAKERZ Enforcer Wheelz and Blade Treadz, the RIDE features a blown V8 engine and is hand-painted using the exclusive Foose Collection of BASF automotive colors. Authentically rooted among real-world custom cars, this 1:18 FORD Mustang GT debuted at the Woodward Dream Cruise in 2008 before being shown at the SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, that same year. The custom RIDE is now on display at RIDEMAKERZ -- Downtown Disney District, Anaheim, Calif.

Revving up awareness for Progeria, the RIDE will be auctioned on eBay with all proceeds benefitting The Progeria Research Foundation, whose goal is to find the cause, treatment and cure for Progeria -- a rapid aging disease that causes children to die from heart disease or stroke at an average age of 13.

"Our mission at RIDEMAKERZ is to allow kids of all ages to have fun while expressing themselves creatively," says RIDEMAKERZ ZEO (CEO) Larry Andreini. "If you can't add a full-sized Chip Foose car to your garage, this is the perfect opportunity to add an original Chip Foose RIDE to your desk. It's a fun way to raise money for a great cause that is close to Chip's heart."

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