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Convertible Dodge Challenger

Posted by Orrin Woodward on October 25, 2011

Laurie and the children pulled the best surprise gift of my life the other day. In the midst of preparing for the LIFE Business major, Laurie and I went out to eat to prepare our talks. After dinner, instead of the Mercedes Convertible, I walked out to see this bad boy in our parking spot. Being a little slow on the uptake, I stared incredulously at this amazing machine wondering who the lucky owner was.🙂

In fact, I said to Laurie stoically, “There it is. The exact car I want. It’s even a convertible!” It wasn’t until I saw Captain Bill Howard filming the proceedings and my four kids popped out behind the bushes, and I was handed the keys that I realized the car was a gift from my wife. Laurie added a special chip and many other custom features making this SRT8 have over 520 horsepower!

This was the culmination of three years of dreambuilding on this car, waiting for Dodge to come out with a convertible version. When I heard that they had canceled the plans for a convertible model, I had put this dream on hold. However, Laurie had different plans and while I was in Australia with my son Jordan, she worked out the details to have a one of a kind version built.

I am a blessed man, not because of the material gift, but because of the love and thoughtfulness of the givers. My advice to everyone is to go serve as many people as you can for as long as you can for LIFE. There is not better feeling than giving of yourself unconditionally to lift up others. Thank you Laurie Woodward for being the best wife a man could ask for. Thank you to my four wonderful children for your constant love and encouragement and hank you to all of my business partners who knew about the secret and yet somehow kept it a secret for nearly 60 days! You all are the best. Sincerely, Orrin Woodward

22 Responses to “Convertible Dodge Challenger”

  1. Jon Ritchie said

    The dream is a BLAZE with a real vehicle for achieving it thanks for fighting for those you dont even know

  2. Jim Dulzo said

    I LOVE this car. Congrats Orrin…and Thank You for all you do.
    Jim Dulzo

  3. Mike Kolp said

    Sweet car Orrin,
    Thats my dream car aswell however, I never thought of a convertible but that shows that with enough time, hard work, and patience any thing can be crafted into a “better than stock” item. Even ourselves. Thanks for the time, work, patience that you continue to put into us people crafting leaders who then will always be “better then stock”. God bless,

    Mike Kolp

  4. James Pyka said

    Its beautiful Orrin, I’m sure you will enjoy many star filled evenings in it.

  5. Mike Hartmann said

    Since I know you’re not a glofer, tt seems that you’ve finally found a way to put that Tee-Box to good use . . .
    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!

  6. Edward Fancon said

    A beautiful car for a beautiful mind! You deserve it Orrin! Thanks so much for your blood sweat and tears to bring hope and reignite that fire within me!!!!! God Bless you, your family and the TEAM!!!!!!

  7. Sweet! Congratulations! You deserve it!

  8. That is awesome! Thank you for doing what it takes to get this car, you has impacted more than we know!

  9. Neil Jenks said

    Awesome!! Can’t wait to see it in person. To drive it when we hit PC will be a blast I know it! As a Mopar guy (between this car and Chris’ Jeep), now I know that this TEAM is where God intended me to be. Fired UP!!

  10. dale davis said

    you got my dream car ! great job ! congrats.
    GOD BLESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Tim Braund said

    I think you and Chris Brady need to make a Youtube video of you drag racing, A Hemi Jeep Vs. Hemi Challenger. Now that’s Fired UP. Awesome Car.

  12. Sharon Seguin said

    God Bless all of you. You do deserve this car!! I too will have my dream some day. My dream is to buy my husband a new Harley. I know this is a small dream, but this is my first dream.

  13. Brad Eaton said

    WHOOOO WHOOOO! Thats a BAD Ride Orrin! Great taste in muscle. Maybe one of these days we will meet on the street, Opps, I mean track when I get my ZR1 Vette to see whos got the most muscle. Once I hit RT its mine. Congrats!

  14. Titi Woki said

    That is a sweet gift! Thank you Orrin for serving us all
    Sincerely
    Titi

  15. Alesha Romero said

    As Chris Mattis would say “Sweet”

  16. Tracie Taylor said

    How about a little audio of that sweet car on the Team Tube? Just FIRE IT UP!!!

  17. Jason Vozzella said

    Very nice…and very much deserved! I couldn’t agree more…..the gift is not the car, the true prize is the love and thoughtfulness of those around you. Keep up the great work Orrin, you are certainly doing all the right things and making an impact on a world that desperately needs people like you and the rest of the TEAM!

  18. LOVE IT!!!! Thank you for blazing the trail!! Very well deserved!!

  19. Kirk Birtles said

    Orrin Woodward…..you are going to be the coolest and fastest man in Columbiaville, MI!!! We are so excited to see your elephant charging. Its amazing what a TEAM of people locking arms in common purpose can accomplish! LIFE is a journey and not a destination. That souped up Challenger will just make that journey that much sweeter!!! That car reminds me of the movie, ‘the fast and the furious’ where the main characters are professional scam artists, in pursuit of the hottest cars in the world!!! You’ve got your ‘Eleanor’! You deserve it. Laurie is a sweetheart!

    kb

  20. Fired UP! I think I’m going to surprise Michelle and get our Honda minivan made into a convertible🙂 I Love it! More importantly, in my humble opinion, are your comments about this gift. “I am a blessed man, not because of the material gift, but because of the love and thoughtfulness of the givers. My advice to everyone is to go serve as many people as you can for as long as you can for LIFE. There is not better feeling than giving of yourself unconditionally to lift up others.” O. Woodward

    Those comments are from a man worthy of following. Thanks for your example.

    The Milkman

  21. Wow!! What a machine!! I’m a Mopar fan so I’m trembling with excitement!! I’m thinking what better way to break in the engine than by driving that to Milwaukee for the Nov 6th meeting with the Team Stealth power players!?🙂 See you there!!

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