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The 2015 Piston Powered Auto-Rama raises over $22,500 for charity

The Summit Racing Equipment I-X Center Piston Powered Auto-Rama

Presented by Rad Air Complete Car and Tire Centers Presents over $22,500

to Career and Technical School Foundation!



Cleveland, OH - The 2015 Summit Racing Equipment I-X Center Piston Powered Auto-Rama Presented by Rad Air Complete Car Care and Tire Centers presented a healthy donation to a local charity that was almost double of last year’s contribution. The I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama show hosts Krazy Paint as one of their top show features and uses the Charity Panel Jam to raise money for charity. Krazy Paint gathers pinstripers and other automotive artists to paint items for sale and auction. In a time-honored pinstriper’s tradition, ALL of that money goes to kid’s charities. Krazy Paint’s partner and charity of choice is The Career and Technical School Foundation.


Over 50 painters came from numerous states as well as Canada, painting everything from shoes to toilet seats, skateboards and even two, ScottRods Gas Pump Bookcases. More hand painted items were received from artists from around the country who added to the mountain of Kustom Kulture art. The IX Center’s Piston Powered Auto-Rama is the new place for collectors to purchase highly popular Kustom Kulture art. 



When all sales and auctions were done, $22,752.00 was presented to The Career and Technical School Foundation by Bill Perrien, Vice President of Operations. Perrien said, “This is a win/win for everyone involved. The show fans enjoy seeing the painters in action and buy Hot Rod art to help local kids. It’s always a joy to present this money to the Career and Technical School Foundation as we know they will use it to help kids with scholarships and supplies. Every year we try to shoot for more donations and our fans at the show did just that, almost doubling last year’s numbers.”


Plans are already being readied for Krazy Paint in the 2016 show at the I-X Center. It will be the 50th Anniversary of the Auto-Rama and Krazy Paint will have an even bigger and better display and collection of Kustom Kulture art to sell and help local kids.

Krazy Paint is an Ohio organization, created to bring together artists to raise funds for charity. Krazy Paint works solely on donations for items to paint, supplies and Krazy (Goodie) Bag gifts to say thank you to their painters. Corporations such as PPG, Mack Brush, Sherwin Williams and others help Krazy Paint with product and materials.

The Career and Technical School Foundation is a 5013C organization that’s been raising funds to provide scholarships for the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center and other worthy causes for 14 years. Students are learning new careers such as art, construction and transportation to name a few. It’s a natural partnership as some students are in automotive programs including body and paint. Volunteers from the Foundation also helped staff Krazy Paint.


For a hi-res photo of the presentation, use this link: www.facebook.com/KrazyPaint/photos/pb.158040334398371.-2207520000.1427223032./396197513915984/?type=1&theater


Contact: Krazy Paint/John Carollo - 440-942-3101 or www.KrazyPaint.org