Our Current Build- a 1984 Camaro Z-28
Keith and Kimber Allen with their new Camaro circa the early 1990's. We will get it back on the road and looking like new to honor their sacrifices.
Sergeant Bradley S. Crose
Sergeant Bradley S. Crose with his Corvette on the Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia circa 2000. His Corvette was our first build to honor his service and life.
tarnak Farms- Afghanistan
SGT Bradley S. Crose on the right and MSG (R) Eric Stebner at left. About two weeks prior to The Battle of Robert's Ridge. Best friends, U.S. Army Rangers and fellow Corvette enthusiasts.
The restored 1981 Corvette
Bradley Stebner admiring the beautiful 1981 Corvette restored in honor of his namesake, SGT Bradley Crose.
4VR RIP founder with Emily Compagno from Fox News
4VR RIP Founder, US Army Ranger MSGT (R) Eric Stebner with Emily Compagno from Fox News and her 1972 Mach 1 Mustang at the launch of 4VR RIP.
About 4VR RIP - "FOREVER rip"
4VR RIP is dedicated to restoring unfinished classic vehicles left behind by Servicemen, Women and First Responders killed or wounded in action. Founded by a veteran, the goal is to fulfill the dreams of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice through our shared love of cars.
MSG (R) U.S. Army Ranger Eric Stebner is the President and Founder. He started this organization after his best friend and fellow Ranger SGT. Bradley S. Crose was killed in action while they fought together in The Battle of Robert's Ridge [Takur Ghar] on March 4th, 2002 in Afghanistan. In total, seven U.S. Special Operators lost their lives during that notorious 17-hour Operation Anaconda. Eric was awarded the U.S. Army’s Silver Star Medal for his gallantry in action on that day.
Brad’s dream had been to restore his 1981 Corvette. Eleven years after his death, Brad’s mother was ready to part with his beloved project car but wanted to keep it “in the family.” Eric took the vehicle, and with the help of other gearhead veterans, fulfilled Brad's dream by restoring the Corvette. The personalized license plate now reads: 4VR RIP. The seven-year restoration process was instrumental in founding the 4VR RIP organization.
Eric searches for compelling stories of service members and first responders who have been killed in the line of duty, restoring the dream vehicles left behind by those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for surviving family members and loved ones. In June, 2019 on the 25th Anniversary of the annual Hot Rod Power Tour, Eric revealed Brad’s restored 1981 Corvette and drove it in his honor. He was joined by Sheila Maguhn, Brad’s Gold Star Mother. 4VR RIP drove with a group of ten cars composed of family, friends, sponsors, and those who have supported 4VR RIP by keeping the memory and dream of SGT. Bradley S. Crose alive.
Rangers Lead The Way.
4VR RIP featured on Fox & Friends!
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