And it Bee-gins...
Peg Perego 12v Magica, "In the Bee-ginning"
Located in Virginia, bought,
and transported to RI.
Joe and Josh introducing
Project: Codename: GoldWheels
How did this Project: Codename: Goldwheels begin?
Back in December 2019, Josh received an email from Joe Fiduccia, owner of the Optimus Prime replica truck that we had gone to meet last summer in Connecticut. He asked Josh if K's Kustom's, would partner up with him on a joint project. The idea was to have K's Kustom's build a Transformer ride-on that Joe, Optimus_Is_Here, would deliver to a family in need of cheering up.
Passenger side laser engraved acrylic with Officer Chesna's badge and badge number, along with the Autobots symbol.
The father was a huge New England sports fan. We created the front vanity plate to have the team logos spell out the word Love. We used poly resin preserve it.
At dusk we had a photo shoot so we would have the chance to show how amazing the laser engraved acrylic windows looked.
The small detail is what makes a big impression. Poly resin dome horn, hand build custom radio, with Bee speak, personalized key chain which was also poly resined.
View of the side window, which was also laser engraved. This side with the Golden Gate Bridge.
Our double layer, laser engraved acrylic with replicated "Bee" vision from the movie. It also served as our sponsor and contributor area. With our those folks and businesses this build wouldn't of been possible. There is even our Bumblebee encased in the acrylic.
Dusk photo shoot capturing the edge lit acrylic and additional lights that where added to the ride-on.
Reveal Day May 2019
Alana Cerrone from ABC 6 with exclusive coverage of our delivery day.
A heartwarming story for your Wednesday - the children of fallen Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna were given this awesome 'Bumblebee' replica ride-on customized with little details to remind them of their dad. Nice job by K's Kustom's Ride on's of Warwick on this build. ABC6 News Weymouth Police Department
A special "Thank You" to Jill the Photog
for capturing the event. You took some amazing shots.
To Future Hope and Healing Builds
Sponsors/Contributors to the project
Engravers Den offers a wide array of professional laser, rotary engraving and cutting services throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and the entire East Coast for your work or play. Doug is great at what he does. Please spread the word about his engraving business. His work is amazing.
The creative cuisine of Chef Mark Garofalo served with simple elegance.Fire Works Catering is a full-service caterer serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.
Off Road United Foundation is a non profit that aids families of the fallen first responders and those injured in the line of duty.
The build began with the acquisition and delivery of your Peg Perego Magica to "Optimus". Thank you for your support and contribution to this project.
New England C.O.P.S. provide support of law enforcement survivors in all areas after the death of an officer.
Thank you Bob and Melinda Miller for your support of our project. Miller's Truck Sales and Repair Inc.is a family owned business based in RI. They are an OEM Factory Mitsubishi Fuso dealer. They are a one stop shop for all your Mitsubishi and truck needs.
Thank you for your unconditional support on this hope and healing build.
Thank you to the Baker Family for their support and contributions on this project, including Brian's clutch win with the lexan fabrication for the window.
Thank you for your support and contribution and being the source for the rare parts needed.
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