MC10 THRILL OF THE BUILD - STRIKE OUT ALS
Debuted at SEMA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada
The SEMA show; its a world of sleepless nights, buckets of passion, the blood, sweat, and tears that create a world wind of emotions for attendees and builders. SEMA 2015 was by far one of the most life-changing experiences for us at Finish Line Speed Shop. It's a ride we will never forget. After successfully building the project "Dream Dart" for disabled Veteran, Steve Connor, and his wife Keri, Finish Line decided to start a tradition of "Project Giving Back" for every SEMA we could possibly attend.
Tragically, the week we returned home after SEMA 2015, we lost our good friend, Mark Cain of Cain Custom in Bremerton, Washington to ALS. Mark was a local LEGEND in our car community. He truly was the man, the myth, and the legend. In 2015 we chose to give back to ALS through a SEMA 2016 build. We are did it for, as Mark's wife Sandy would say... "THE THRILL OF THE BUILD".
Lyon can remember from the young age of 19, through the build of the Dream Dart, Mark never hesitated to offer his help with numerous projects. That went for anyone; Mark thought nothing of dropping everything to help a friend in need at any time. We are blessed to be able to honor this great man by giving to others as he always gave so much to his family and friends. Mark was the true "car guy" and didn't let ALS stop him. ALS affected him to the point where he could no longer speak, but there he was at EVERY car show walking around typing on his tablet or writing to communicate. Really, he didn't need to say much; the sparkle in his eye and nod of approval when he looked at cars was enough. His legacy lives on as we work together to assist other families currently battling this ugly disease.
What is ALS? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou
Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that destroys
motor neurons, which are among the largest of all nerve cells in the brain and
spinal cord. Motor neurons are responsible for sending messages to muscles
throughout the body. When the motor neurons can no longer send impulses to
the muscles due to ALS, the muscles begin to waste away (atrophy), causing
increased muscle weakness. Motor neuron death makes it impossible for the
brain to control muscles or signal them to move. Eventually, most muscles are
affected including those of the legs, feet, arms, hands, and those that control
swallowing and breathing.
Finish Line Speed Shop created a head-turning 1975 Chevrolet C10.
Our SEMA 2016 build is dedicated to helping in the "Strike Out" of ALS.
Proceeds from our build were donated to ALS in Mark's honor after
being auctioned at the Portland Mecum show in the summer of 2017.