WCSX Stone Soup Project Start-Up Event Set
August 13, 2014 at 10:01 AM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA Classic Rock WCSX/DETROIT is ready to fire up this year's Stone Soup Project, a 1970 PONTIAC Firebird, TOMORROW at 9a (ET). This year's Stone Soup Project has a special story behind it. GILBERT BUNCH of LIVONIA, MI loved the Stone Soup Project and bought tickets for the raffle every year. His own pride and joy was a 1970 Firebird that he was working on in his garage.
GILBERT passed away last DECEMBER of a heart attack, and his family reached out to WCSX to offer up the car for this year’s project. WCSX morning show co-host JIM O'BRIEN said, "It will be an honor to turn this car into an incredible show car, while raising money for HOLY CROSS CHILDREN'S SERVICES in DETROIT."
That is exactly what they did. TOMORROW morning, WCSX's TRUDI & JIM will broadcast live from VINSETTA GARAGE and at 9a (ET) the car's engine will start for the first time. VALERIE BUNCH, the widow of GILBERT, whose dream was to one day rebuild the Firebird, will be turning the key. Listeners will be encouraged to stop by to feel the rumble of the beautiful one-of-a-kind 1970 Firebird.
"This 1970 Firebird T/A is proof of what we do in DETROIT," said O'BRIEN. "Custom built, completely restored 400 stroker engine. One-of-a-kind interior with original stitch pattern in custom leather. The best of what the MOTOR CITY is all about."