LOUIS – November 1, 2022 – Leveraging the world’s largest automotive aftermarket stage, Gateway Bronco unveiled the company’s 3D Configurator, the world’s first 3D online tool for customizing classic Ford Broncos and trucks, during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The 3D Configurator was unveiled next to the Resto-Mod 1968 Ford Bronco, which was used as the model to develop the online tool and will benefit The Special Operators Transition Foundation (SOTF) through an online sweepstakes. Chris Jacobs, TV host and automotive entertainment personality, joined the Gateway Bronco and SOTF teams to highlight how the sweepstakes will support our nation’s military veterans.
“Reimagining the classic Ford Bronco requires advanced technology to create a world-class vehicle,” said Gateway Bronco CEO Seth Burgett. “That commitment to technology carries over into every process, including the world’s first virtual 3D Configurator. This exciting new tool gives our clients an immersive, online experience where they have the creative and imaginative freedom to build their ideal vehicle, and then see it come to life off our production line.”
Using the latest video gaming technology, the new Gateway Bronco 3D Configurator allows clients to design the Bronco of their dreams, select model features and colors, and render how the vehicle will look. The 1968 Ford Bronco built for SOTF was the groundbreaking model designed using the 3D Configurator.
Recently unveiled at the Audrain Concours, the one-of-a-kind Gateway Bronco underwent a complete frame-off restoration. Clad in matte dark blue with painted matte ranger stripes, the SOTF Sweepstakes Bronco SUV has almost every option available. It is powered by a new supercharged Coyote 5.0L V8 engine with ROUSH Performance supercharger featuring Eaton’s TVS technology and mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Additional features include a modern suspension, Wilwood 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Italian distressed leather interior, and a genuine barnwood bed.
The Special Operators Transition Foundation (SOTF) is a non-profit organization committed to helping the Special Operations Forces (SOF) from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines transition from their military service into their next successful career. The SOTF transition program is a 12–18-month process focused on executive coaching, mentoring, career targeting, networking, interview preparation, and hiring connection support for these elite veterans.
Collectors, supporters and enthusiasts can enter for a chance to be the proud owner of the stunning SUV by visiting gatewaybronco.com/WIN/. Making a small donation via the sweepstakes will give fans a chance to win, while supporting the work of SOTF; no donation is required to enter or win the vehicle sweepstakes. Taxes and shipping are covered, and the sweepstakes closes on January 31, 2023.
Gateway Bronco breathes new life into these timeless legends by adding a twist of modern performance to a vintage body. The company’s vehicles are a combination of reliability, rugged luxury and impeccable craftsmanship. With the new 3D Configurator, it will be even easier for them to envision their vehicle.
“We’ve embraced the unique blend of art and science that is required to build the world’s most refined Resto-Mod SUVs and trucks,” said Burgett. “From our 3D scanning software to the integration of advanced computer controls like active suspension and now the online 3D rendering tool, we are taking classic Ford Broncos and trucks into an entirely new generation of technology.”
About Gateway Bronco
Gateway Bronco has been breathing new life into reimagined Ford Broncos since 2016. The company is now also offering Resto-Mod classic Ford F-Series trucks. Inspired by Henry Ford, the company’s assembly line provides over 300 individual quality and safety checks serving as the foundation for Gateway Bronco’s industry-leading bumper-to-bumper warranties ranging from 3 to 7 years. Each vehicle is engineered to perform like a modern vehicle using proprietary solutions exclusive to Gateway Bronco. For more information, visit www.gatewaybronco.com and follow on Instagram @GatewayBronco.