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2011 Chevrolet Camaro RS models were transformed into tributes for the victims of September 11th, 2001

Five road going 2011 Chevrolet Camaro RS models were transformed into the next generation rolling tribute for the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001

K&N equipped five 2011 Chevy Camaro RS models built as tributes to the lives lost on September 11, 2001

K&N had the opportunity to equip five 2011 Chevy Camaro RS models built as rolling tributes to the lives lost on September 11, 2001 with American made K&N high-flow air filter technology

In 2007 Kevyn Major Howard, a Canadian born actor known for his role as “Rafterman” in the 1987 Stanley Kubrick film Full Metal Jacket, challenged himself to recall a single name from the list of casualties of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan he had recently heard on the evening news. Kevyn said “I woke up one morning and challenged myself to name just one person who has died for my freedom", he continued. "I couldn't." Kevyn decided to change that, and the result was the Fueled By The Fallen, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting our Military Members, Public Safety Personnel, and their Families to aid in their emotional, physical, and financial recovery needs.

Kevyn worked with Chuck Spiker, a drag racer and former Karting champion, to create a rolling memorial that would get the attention of all Americans. "We chose race cars because you can get the attention of a two year and a ninety-two year old with one", Kevyn said. Chuck took a 1963 Nova and created a 10 second quarter mile door slammer drag car representing fallen Marines from Iraq and Afghanistan. "Maybe I can get people who look upon the race car to remember just one name. If I can do that, I have accomplished my mission," Kevyn continued.

Kevyn Major Howard founded the Fueled By The Fallen, 501(c)3 non-profit

Kevyn Major Howard, a Canadian actor known for his role as “Rafterman” in the 1987 Stanley Kubrick film Full Metal Jacket, founded the Fueled By The Fallen, 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Fueled By The Fallen 9/11 Angels Cruisers Chevrolet Camaro RS cars were ferried to Ellis Island

The Fueled By The Fallen 9/11 Angels Cruisers Chevrolet Camaro RS cars were ferried to Ellis Island and placed at the foot of America’s most iconic symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty

That first 1963 Nova drag car memorial only represented a small fraction of the fallen military members that Kevyn wanted to commemorate, which meant he would need more cars. The memorial expanded to include a 1966 Chevy Nova commemorating the names of another 174 fallen Marines from Iraq and Afghanistan. There is a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T which features the names of 99 fallen Air Force personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a 1992 Ford Mustang LX Fox Body featuring names of fallen Army personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally there is the Navy "USS Enterprise" Tribute Nitro Funny Car, and a Ford Crown Victoria "National Law Enforcement Memorial" Cruiser.

As the 10 anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 approached Kevyn Major Howard decided to take his rolling memorial idea to the next level. It was decided that five road going 2011 Chevrolet Camaro RS models would be transformed into the next generation rolling tribute. This time, however, Fueled By The Fallen would keep these cars licensed and registered for the street in an effort to reach a larger audience. The results have been nothing short of amazing, and on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 the Angels Cruisers were unveiled on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

The Fueled By The Fallen 9/11 Angels Cruisers Chevrolet Camaro RS cars appeared in front of USS New York

The Fueled By The Fallen 9/11 Angels Cruisers Chevrolet Camaro RS cars have appeared in front of the U.S. Navy’s USS New York where the United States Marine Band played

Fueled By The Fallen has had the opportunity of interacting with Jay Leno, Danny Trejo, Ann-Margret

During its travels Fueled By The Fallen has had the opportunity of interacting with celebrities Jay Leno, Danny Trejo, Ann-Margret, and even former U.S. President George H. W. Bush Sr.

Each of the 9/11 Angels Cruisers is numbered from 1 to 5 and serves to remind future generations of the lives lost on that fateful day of September 11th, 2001. Angel 1 has the names of ground zero first responders, Angels 2 and 3 features the names of the lives lost in the World Trade Center towers, Angel 4 lists the names of victims at the Pentagon, and Angel 5 represents the names of the lives lost on the four high-jacked airplanes. The Angels series 9/11 tribute cars have become so meaningful that Kevyn and the Fueled By The Fallen team have been invited to appear at the foot of America’s most iconic symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty. During its travels Fueled By The Fallen has had the opportunity of interacting with celebrities Jay Leno, Danny Trejo, Ann-Margret, Gary Sinise and even to former President George H. W. Bush Senior’s summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

As Kevyn Major Howard has said “I have had a blessed life. I have had the opportunity as an actor to work with such greats as Clint Eastwood, Frank Sinatra, Charles Bronson, Stanley Kubrick and many others. It is my privilege and honor to fight for the financial assistance our American heroes need.” K&N is proud to have helped The Fueled By The Fallen organization and hopes that they will enjoy the long service intervals and increased performance associated with a K&N air filter during their travels. For 2015 Kevyn hopes to organize a procession of motorcycles led by the 9/11 Angels Cruisers from Los Angeles, California to Sturgis, South Dakota in time to kick off the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 3-9, 2015. While supplying the five Fueled By The Fallen 9/11 Angels Camaros with K&N performance air filter 33-2434 is a simple gesture, K&N hopes that as Kevyn Major Howard and the Fueled By The Fallen team travel the country the effect these rolling tributes can have will snowball into something larger.


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