Drew Deconcini of Drew’s Custom Carts of Port Clinton has teamed up with the Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation, and the Liberty Aviation Museum, to rebuild a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, the first passenger airplane to fly the United States.
Deconcini donated a 2021 EZ-Go customized golf cart for the two organizations to raffle. The gasoline-powered cart is set up to be street legal in jurisdictions that permit golf carts to be licensed for use on public streets.
The great looking customized cart is dark blue, and features oversized tires, front and rear seats, canopy, and chrome wheel covers.
The Liberty Aviation Museum and the Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation are both 501 C3 nonprofit organizations. Neither organization receives government funding.
The Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation has been rebuilding a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor for the past 19 years, and funds are needed to purchase supplies to keep the project moving forward. The Liberty Aviation Museum will use their share of the funds to defray costs of keeping their collection of vintage aircraft in flying condition.
Proceeds from the raffle will be split between the two organizations.
Raffle ticket sales have been brisk and will continue be sold at the Liberty Aviation Museum front desk until the drawing on Sunday, Oct. 3.