100% of the Proceeds Support Kids

Max’s Garage is an NFT collection inspired by a Pittsburgh boy named Max that has a love for rolling toy cars. In Max’s shoebox (aka the garage) are various vehicles. Each vehicle in the collection is an animated gif that shows Max or one of his friends playing with the toys. The first collection is comprised of 20 vehicles and is called the “1st Road Trip”.  Each vehicle in the collection is thought up, hand-drawn and animated by Dave Plowden.

The ”1st Road Trip” went on sale April 22, 2022 and all 20 vehicles were sold in 15 hours. Dave partnered with another NFT project, Ugly Sweaters created by Ira Magnusson, for a special honorary auction for another vehicle on April 24, 2022. The total sales were $7,638.49 between the 20 vehicles and the special auction.  100% of the proceeds from the “1st Road Trip” collection will go to Best Buddies Pittsburgh. Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Dave plans to present an oversized check in-person to Best Buddies Pittsburgh in May 2022 at their headquarters.

Dave is best friends with Max’s mom, Christina. During the pandemic he saw how vital organizations and services that support autism were for Max. In February 2022, Dave asked Christina what was Max’s favorite toy. She said toy cars and a fire truck, because of the sensory of rolling them. That sparked the idea to create a collection of rolling toy cars.


2022 Road Trips


1st Road Trip Announcement

Max’s 1st Road Trip (Gen 1) was announced on April 2, 2022 on World Autism Awareness Day. A collection of 20 animated gifs thought up, drawn, and animated by Dave Plowden.

  • Supply: 20 Vehicles + 1 Honorary Vehicle Auction
  • Mint Date: 4/22/2022
  • Price: 0.072 ETH + Gas
  • Fundraising Goal: $5,000
  • 100% of the Proceeds Donated after fees and taxes


Organization Selection

Best Buddies Pittsburgh was selected to receive 100% of the proceeds from the 1st Road Trip. 

Sign Agreement Declaring Pledge to Donate 

Dave Plowden signed an agreement pledging to donate 100% of the proceeds from the 1st Road Trip to Best Buddies Pittsburgh.

Lyke Island Donates $1,000 to Best Buddies and Lends Pippin’s Tractor 

Mike Cannings and Ashley Bestos of Lyke Island reached out to Dave Plowden to offer support for the launch of Max’s Garage and also to donate $1,000 to Best Buddies Pittsburgh. Lyke Island lent the IP of Pippin’s Farm to Dave where he used the green tractor as a utility vehicle in the 1st Road Trip.

Sell 100% of 1st Road Trip

The 1st Road trip went on sale April 23, 2022 and sold out within 15 hours. Cheers to a photo finish!

Honorary Vehicle with Ugly Sweaters NFT

Max’s Garage teamed up with Ugly Sweaters for a special vehicle auction on April 23, 2022. It sold for 0.7 128 ETH. 100% of the proceeds benefited Best Buddies.

Present Best Buddies with Donation Check

Max and Dave presented the donation check to Best Buddies Pittsburgh on May 23, 2022 to Samantha Civitate, Director of Development. The names of minters, Lyke Island, and Ugly Sweaters were printed on the check. 

Thank You IRL Airdrop for Minters

A very special in real life airdrop will be available for the original 20 individuals that minted the 1st Road Trip and the 1 individual that won the Best Buds Road Trip auction.

Max’s Garage Charity Wallet

5% of all sales of Max’s Garage will go into a charity wallet to fund future initiatives. The funds will never be used by Dave Plowden or any third-party for personal use.

2nd Road Trip Announcement

Organization, supply, and utility TBA.

3rd Road Trip – School Supplies Drive

4th Road Trip – Holiday Toy Drive

Perks of Vehicle Ownership

  • Feeling great about 100% of the proceeds from your minted vehicle is going towards helping others and 5% going into the charity wallet to fund future initiatives. We welcome reselling your vehicle because it helps raise more funds. 
  • Your name will go on the owner’s wall in the garage restroom.
  • Public thank you from Max’s Garage.
  • Possible airdrops into your wallet or IRL.
  • Each Road Trip will have different perks, so sit back and enjoy the ride.