Following the success of the Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle (HRCC) 1965 Craftsman Comet ($100,000 donation to Special Operations Warrior Foundation), "Dagger" symbolizes a joint effort between HRCC and SOWF to tour the country to various car shows and racing events to raise awareness and donations for the children and families of all service branches Special Forces members killed in action. Donations to this project go directly to Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical, or trade school; and offers family and educational counseling, including in-home tutoring, to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty.The Special Operations Warrior Foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel.
Just a small donation will go a long way to helping us meet our goal for SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION.
Our Build Partners have graciously donated products and services to make this project become a reality...
Hilborn Fuel Injection
Holley Performance Products
American Racing Wheels
Aeromotive Fuel Systems
Red horse Performance
Meyer Body and Paint
Victory Speed Equipment
This is the car that we will transform into a corner carving road racing monster with manners polite enough to take a trip to the grocery. Follow the progress and join the discussion on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle is located in Addison, IL and is a traditional hot rod shop focusing on 1964 and earlier hot rods and customs and through the HRCC Skunkworks Racing Division, any year race car (drag racing and road racing). Owners Chad Hill, Kevin Tully and Tim Grant celebrated their 10 year anniversary of HRCC in 2014. They have appeared on Hot Rod TV (Raybestos GTO-R), Overhaulin', PowerNation TV, MavTV Optima's Search for the Ultimate Street Car, and in magazines such as Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Traditional Rod & Kulture, Classic Trucks, Overkill, Mopar Collector's Guide, Powerglide (France), Street Rod Milestones, Popular Hot Rodding, Mopar Muscle and other publications domestically and internationally as well as video features on RaybestosGarage.com and Craftsman.com. Kevin is an 18 year USAF veteran, having served as an AFSOC Raven participating in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Air Bridge, Operation Southern Watch (two tours), and counter drug operations, Panama and has received Meritorious Service Medal, Outstanding Unit Citation with Valor device and two oak leaf clusters, Southwest Asian Campaign medal with three oak leaf clusters. Additionally, sheet metal specialist Keith Grashorn is a USAF veteran having served in AFSOC in Afghanistan as a MH-60 Pave Hawk Crew Chief.
Primary "Dagger" Pilot Jesse Lee is a 22 year AFSOC veteran serving as an aircraft armorer, MH-53 Pave Low Aerial Gunner, AC-130U "Spooky" Gunship Aerial Gunner and a JSOC Exercise Planner. He has served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and the Horn of Africa and has received the Air Medal for Heroism, 6 Air Medals & 1 Bronze Star with Valor (shot down near Fallijah, Apr 04). He is retired in Montana with his wife and 3 children.