John Hiester, owner of Hiester Auto Group, wanted to ensure his teams of mechanics kept working during the Covid crisis and after a team meeting where one of his mechanics asked, "What are we going to do when we run out of work?", John had no answer.
So, he went home and made a plan. He decided to pay his service technicians — across four different dealerships – to restore 14 classic cars.
As the morale skyrocketed, the plan morphed and the teams asked if it could become a contest with the money raised from the sale of a winning vehicle at auction, donated to a charity.
Ally Bank got wind of what John Hiester was doing and brought in Danny 'the Count' Koker of #CountsKustoms to host a series of videos about the Build-Off.
MMIA thanks all who took the time to vote for our two benefactor vehicles and... the '69 Roadrunner won the popular vote.
All of the vehicles were sold at the Greensboro Auto Auction and the Roadrunner was purchased by an anonymous buyer for $43,000. All proceeds from this car's sale were donated by John Hiester to MMIA. The buyer said, "I only purchased it because the money was going to a great charity".