NABC Recycled Rides Gifts Car to Veteran at New Trimble Auto Body in Clifton


Photo credit: Frank Doc Schupp

On September 2nd a deserving local veteran experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of a vehicle to provide them independence and the ability to work and take care of other veterans – thanks to New Trimble Auto Body, GEICO, and the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program. 

The presentation was held at New Trimble Auto Body on Trimble Avenue in Clifton.   U.S. Army veteran Frank “Doc” Schupp was selected by the New Jersey Veterans Network to receive the vehicle donation. 

Frank “Doc” Schupp served with an infantry unit as a medic in the Iraq War, he is a veteran activist, who gained a sense of importance in taking care of soldiers.  Schupp and his team run a bi-annual toy drive benefiting hospitalized and disadvantaged children called “The Little Heroes Toy drive.” Additionally, during the COVID pandemic, he helped setup numerous feeding events and drop offs for disabled veterans.  Doc and his ever-present sidekick Shadow (a therapy dog in training) often visit veterans shelters and hospitals and creates field trips for the veterans. These are just small examples of the work he does in the veteran community.

Mr. Schupp said of the donation, "Having a bigger and reliable vehicle will help me continue to help local hospitals and the veteran community, this car is such a blessing” 

Mr. Schupp was presented with a newly refurbished 2016 Nissan Rogue. The vehicle was donated by GEICO and New Trimble Auto Body, and other vendors helped bring the vehicle back to a like-new condition. 

NABC Recycled Rides® is a unique program in which businesses representing all facets of the collision repair industry team up to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and families in need of reliable transportation. Since the inception of the NABC Recycled Rides® program in 2007, members of the National Auto Body Council® have donated nearly 3,000 vehicles valued at some $42 million. 

ABOUT THE NATIONAL AUTO BODY COUNCIL® The National Auto Body Council® is the premier organization of collision industry partners dedicated to strategic networking opportunities that positively change lives in the communities we serve. The collaborative membership of the National Auto Body Council® has gifted nearly 3,000 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for nearly 5,000 First Responders and is helping educate students and adult drivers in communities around the country through NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC® Drive Out Distraction program. That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC® membership dollars. For more information, visit


Press Release by: National Auto Body Council / Dale Ross

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