Project Wreckless is a capacity development programme targeting youth in its community who are more likely to dropout of school, abuse substances and or engage in criminal activity. Project Wreckless provides tools for life through an immersive curriculum all centred on the restoration of cars.

From the practical skills of rebuilding a car to the fiscal responsibility of keeping the projects on budget and on time, Project Wreckless challenges each participant to expend their own capacities. The programme instils self-confidence through the meaningful guidance and support from instructors and mentors.

"It was a no brainer for the Gumball 3000 Foundation to support Project Wreckless. The project is all about cars and helping youth so it is a fantastic charity to support. We have seen lives been changed through their programme and we are honoured to be able to support them and we look forward to their involvement on the rally!" - Maximillion Cooper, Founder & CEO - Gumball 3000

The Gumball 3000 Foundation is committed to continue supporting Project Wreckless with future initiatives as well as with activations across upcoming rallies.

2022 Partnership Overview

One of the most successful auction lots at the Live Auction in Nashville was the Project Wreckless 1966 Mustang Fastback car build project. The winning bidders are now coordinating with the Project Wreckless garage to manage their respective car builds. As owners of the cars, Darren & Joe have the privilege of selecting specific parts for the build and getting to choose their paint jobs and every other little detail involved in the process. Upon completion of the project, both owners will each have their own fully restored Ford Mustang 1966 Fastback. The 2023 start grid in Edinburgh will see the unveiling of at least one of the cars. Keep an eye on the Gumball 3000 Foundation Instagram for updates on their progress.

Most importantly, this amazing project has given the Project Wreckless youth the opportunity to utilise and develop their mechanical skills on a fun, challenging project which will ultimately enhance their skill set for future employment opportunities.