One way to stand out from the crowd is to customize your ride. Some of the best work we’ve seen is by After FX of Watertown.
They’ve redone a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport to be raffled off to benefit the Josh Beckett Foundation. The work includes a custom JL audio system with an Alpine DVD Navigation head unit, 20-inch KMC wheels with Nitto tires, and multiple exterior upgrades.
We’ve seen After FX offer custom upholstery, one-of-a-kind wheels, and most recently, an iPad fitted as a removable navigation/computer screen in a Mercedes CLK Black Series.
The Wrangler is scheduled to be raffled off on Aug. 29 at the Beckett Bowl at Boston’s Lucky Strike Lanes. Consolation prizes include autographed Beckett jerseys and Green Monster tickets for a September Red Sox game.
Information is available at joshbeckettfoundation.org. The foundation supports cancer care at Children’s Hospital Boston. Tickets are $100 and only 2,000 will be sold.
About Boston Overdrive
|Clifford Atiyeh is an automotive writer and car enthusiast . He has spent his entire life driving cars he doesn't own.
In the garage: 1995 21-speed Iron Horse, 2002 Jeep Wrangler X (by association)
|Bill Griffith is a veteran Boston Globe reporter, having reviewed cars for more than 10 years and serving as assistant sports editor for 25 years. He was also the paper's sports media columnist.
In the garage: 2006 Subaru Baja
|John Paul is public affairs manager for AAA Southern New England, a certified mechanic, and a Globe columnist. He hosts a weekly radio show on WROL.
In the garage: Hyundai Sante Fe, Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible
|Craig Fitzgerald has been writing about cars, motorcycles, and the automotive industry since 1999. He is the former editor of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car.
In the garage: 1968 Buick Riviera, 1996 Buick Roadmaster, 1974 Honda CB450
|Keith Griffin is president of the New England Motor Press Association and edits the used car section on About.com. He also writes for the Hartford Business Journal and various weekly newspapers in Connecticut.
In the garage: Mazda 5, Dodge Neon
|George Kennedy is a senior writer for WheelsTV in Acton, which produces video reviews for Yahoo, MSN, and other auto websites.
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