‘American Muscle for American Heroes’ Honors Purple Heart Recipients
By NICOLE ELLAN JAMES OCTOBER 02, 2018
To honor veterans who have been wounded in combat and awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Nexen Tire is giving away a custom 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T 392 Scat Pack built by Kenny Pfitzer of Zero to 60 Designs as part of its “American Muscle for American Heros” program.
The Nexen Purple Heart Challenger is set to make its debut at the 2018 SEMA Show held in Las Vegas later this month. Build highlights include Eibach front and rear sway bars, a MagnaFlow cat-back exhaust system, ORACLE Lighting custom headlights, SolarGard window tint, and a VIS Racing carbon fiber hood, front bumper, deck lid and splitters complimented by a PPG custom paint job. To complete the look, the Challenger sits on a set of SAVINI wheels wrapped in Nexen Roadian HP Street Sport All-Season Radial Tires.
Parts for the custom Challenger | Photography courtesy of Nexen Tire
“We are honored to have the opportunity to give back to a deserving veteran as part of our American Muscle for American Heroes program,” said Kyle Roberts, senior director of marketing at Nexen Tire.
“Purple Heart recipients have displayed unbelievable courage in the line of duty, and we are humbled by their bravery and contributions as veterans. This program is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to these heroes for securing our safety.”
The custom creation is built upon a 2018 Challenger R/T 392 Scat Pack
Nominees will be collected over the next 11 weeks. According to Nexen, the nomination process allows submissions to be made on Facebook and Instagram by using the hashtag #NEXENHero to nominate a Purple Heart recipient or family member. The nomination process requires a story, a picture, and the hashtag. Nexen Tire will also have a nomination form on its website for those who choose not to make a submission via social media.
“As a Medal of Honor and Purple Heart recipient, I am extremely proud to be working with Nexen Tire and their American Muscle for American Heroes program,” said U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry.
“I am confident the Purple Heart Foundation will find a very deserving veteran to receive this amazing custom Nexen Tire Purple Heart Dodge Challenger.”
For more information and official giveaway rules, see Nexen Tire.