It's a labor of love for Cassar, who has been close friends with the Viane family for nearly 20 years. He said it took him roughly 120 hours working in his spare time to create the Grease Lightning vehicle from start to finish.
Eight-year-old Leighton Viane and her three-year-old brother Holden will be cruising around tonight as Sandy Olsson and Danny Zuko – aka Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta – from the classic 1978 movie Grease in their own custom “Grease Lightning,” courtesy of Ford Engineer Tim Cassar.
This is the fifth year that Cassar creates a special Halloween vehicle for Leighton – who normally travels in a wheelchair – so that she can go trick-or-treating like other children her age.
“Tim is a great friend. He is a perfectionist, and he has such a creative mind,” said Abbey Viane, Leighton’s mother. “We’re blown away every single year.”