Some of you might already know this story but it’s these kinds of stories that keep dreams alive. These photos were taken by Joe Dantone and sent in by Sean Mallon for Hellaflush. Please check out www.4udrew.org to learn more about it.
Friends and Family Help Continue Drew’s Dream……..
Let us explain how this S15 came to be…….
Drew Panettieri was only 19 years old when he tragically died in a motor cross accident on March 11, 2006. He was a graduate of La Salle College High School and was in his freshman year at St. Joseph’s University. Drew had a passion for cars and had rebuilt a 1990 Nissan 240sx in his senior year of high school. Drew volunteered at soup kitchens in the Philadelphia area as well as giving his time to intercity schools to install computers and networking systems. At school or at home with his family and friends, Drew reached the hearts of so many.
Friends and family felt the need to do something in Drew’s honor and decided to dedicate and modify one of Drew’s dream cars. The S15 will be continuously worked on and displayed at car shows by his friends who all share in the same passion. A Foundation was established in the memory of Drew and the proceeds raised from the car events will have a direct impact on less fortunate individuals. The charities located in the Philadelphia area receiving the proceeds are: Mother of Sorrows Soup Kitchen, LaSalle College High School (college scholarship fund), and Saint Vincent’s Soup Kitchen.
To be a part of this registered 501( c ) 3 tax deductible non-profit foundation, please visit our website at www.4udrew.org
This car was in the DUB section of the International Philadelphia Auto Show 2010 (I won a contest with a local radio station for best ride). This car is also at every drift event hosted in NJ. Drew grew up neighbors with Tony Angelo and friends with Chris Forsberg, so they help me out a lot when Formula D and/or D1GP come to town. The Silvia is also at Club Loose events at Englishtown numerous times a year. (Club Loose is amateur drifting)
We hosted our 1st Annual 4udrew Benefit Car Show this past August and it was a wonderful turn out for the first year. (175+ cars)
Model: Silvia S15
Color: Pearl White
PA State Title
Team Associated with: Drift Alliance
Tuned by RT Tuning: 342 RWHP 306 TQ (430+/- rwhp is my goal)
APEXi Power FC Commander, 740cc Injectors, HKS Turbo Kit, HKS Top Mount Turbo Manifold, GT3037, HKS Intercooler, Cusco Front and Rear Strut Tower Bars, ABS Delete / Adjustable Proportioning Valve, Koyo Radiator, Megan Pulleys, Electric Fans, DVD Touch Screen Head Unit, Optima Battery, Taylor Battery Relocation Kit w/Box, K-Sport Kontrol Pro Coilovers, One Piece Drive-Shaft, S14 5-Speed Transmission (Swapped from the OEM 6-Speed), Tomei Coil pack Cover, Tomei Oil Cap, Nardi Steering Wheel, NRG Quick Release Hub, WORK Meister S1 3piece Rims 18×10, 15mm Spacers (front), 5mm Spacers (rear), Custom Powder Coated Valve Cover
RT Tuning (Lansdale, PA), APEXi, Tomei, Drift Alliance, RIX Magazine, Wired 96.5 (Philly radio)