Jamie De Warner had a mission he set out to accomplish in curbing bullying throughout local schools. As a child, De Warner was bullied himself, and was determined to do his part in impacting kids to think about their behaviors.
Thus, the Spidervette was born. The 1980 C3 Corvette is meant to represent a vehicle only a hero like Spider-Man could drive.
“I was bullied as a kid and I decided I need to be involved with teaching kids to be a hero in their own lives, not a bully,” Warner told MyWebTimes. “Seeing the Corvette online sparked an idea. I used that negative experience in my life to turn it around into something positive. There is more than enough negativity in this world.”
After purchasing the old 1980 Corvette, he spent 18 months in the garage transforming the vehicle to become a hero’s kind of car.
“I built the Spidervette as a vehicle which Spider-Man might actually drive,” he said. “I know it is the only one like it in the world. I also knew I, with my frame and build, I could dress up like Spider-Man and started my own crusade against bullying. ”
There are no stickers and no vinyl present on the build. Instead, countless layers of paint and craftsmanship are present to create the final product.
“It is all done with layers and layers of paint, even the lettering. It is also decked out with special lighting, and I replaced the doors with ones which swing up and out. It is special. I am very proud of it. Even the vanity license plate says SPIDEY.”
Now, De Warner takes the car to various car shows and public events to promote the fight against bullying. He even began his own non-profit organization, Simply B.E. Cause, to further his cause.
By bringing his display, the vehicle and more to local events and charities, he hopes to make the slightest of impact on kids to be a hero, not a billy.