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Hot Rod Classics Surpass IWK Foundation Fundraising Goal

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DARTMOUTH, NS (September 17, 2023) – Organizers for the Hot Rod Classics Vintage Race Car Series are thrilled to announce they have exceeded their 2023 fundraising goal of $10,000 for the IWK Foundation, with two races remaining on its eight-race ’23 schedule.  As the series heads into its homestretch for this year, its members will continue to work diligently to top up the annual donation for the highest amount possible.

Now in its fourth year as an official supporter of the IWK Foundation, the group has raised over $25,000 since 2020 to help the region’s largest children’s hospital, the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. This is largely due to the ongoing support of several dealerships in the Steele Auto Group including Steele Volkswagen (Dartmouth), Subaru Charlottetown, Subaru Moncton, Anchor Toyota (Stellarton), Steele GMC Fredericton, and Fredericton Hyundai. Each of the dealerships has sponsored the Hot Rod Classics at local race tracks in conjunction with fundraising BBQs and car shows at the dealerships.

Funds have also been raised through Hot Rod Classics Powered by Conrad Bros. merchandise sales, driver initiatives, and outright donations. 100% of the revenue generated from merchandise sales this year goes directly to the IWK Foundation thanks to the generosity of Steele Volkswagen and M & R Automotive (Gander, NL).

Fans can help support the IWK Foundation through the Hot Rod Classics at its last two races this year, October 8 at Petty International Raceway (River Glade, NB) and October 21 at Bud’s Speedway (Sydney). Their merchandise can be found at the series trailer in the pit area. The race at Petty was originally scheduled for this weekend but was postponed by Tropical Storm Lee and is part of the Mike Stevens Memorial weekend. The race at Bud’s is part of the Caper Memorial and will put a period on the Hot Rod Classics fourth season. To learn more about either event please visit the track websites.

Series organizers want to thank everyone that has supported their IWK Foundation fundraising efforts from racers to sponsors to fans to staff – it’s been, and will continue to be, a total team effort driven by people who are passionate about racing and using that passion to help others.

About Hot Rod Classics

The Hot Rod Classics Vintage Race Car Series was formed in 2019 by organizers of Heart of a Champion, a group formed in 2017 to help preserve Maritime motorsports now with over 36,000 followers worldwide on social media. The series debuted in 2020 and showcases vintage-style race cars from bygone eras with gentleman-style racing among its competitors. It provides a real-time platform for newer race fans to learn about Maritime stock car racing history and for veteran fans to relive glory days and meaningful memories. To learn more please visit or or follow Heart of a Champion on Facebook.

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