Raybestos 1953 Chevrolet pickup delivered to grand prize winner

May 20, 2019
Charles Ruder was the grand prize recipient of the BPI booth contest held during the 2018 AAPEX.

The Raybestos 1953 Chevrolet pickup truck is now home in Minnesota, having been recently delivered to grand prize winner Charles Ruder, according to Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts, Inc. LLC (BPI).

Family, friends, customers, and members of the Minneapolis Fire Department joined Ruder at an open house lunch hosted by Brake & Equipment Warehouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to see “Big Red” and meet legendary car builder Jeff Schwartz. Andrew Miller, director of sales for BPI, Steve Sontich, customer experience specialist for BPI, and Grons officially handed over the keys to the upgraded classic truck.

“The weather was chilly, but the sun came out and shone on the truck as we presented the classic icon to its new owner,” said Grons. “We congratulate Charles again and thank him for being a loyal Raybestos customer. We know he’ll enjoy cruising around town, showcasing his new ride.”

Ruder was named the grand prize winner at a special booth reception held at the BPI booth during the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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