The word on the streets is… Hot Wheels for Kids is one of the coolest car shows around. This past Saturday May 4th, Intero Saratoga hosted the 3rd Annual Hot Wheels for Kids Car Show Benefitting the Intero Foundation, and for the third year in a row, we had over 70 beautiful cars from classics to customs, muscle cars to hot rods, lined up around the parking lot…perfectly polished and glistening in the sun. In the end, we raised approximately $7,000 for the kids! This is THE feel-good event of the year when it comes to fundraisers….everyone you look at is all smiles. The pride of ownership that the car guys have just radiates through the crowd. The music provided by Gabe & Connie Gabrielson, along with baby son William, and the BBQ aroma courtesy of Tim McDonnell of the Ultimate BBQ, added to the party atmosphere. We also had a special guest - our friend and colleague Dwight Clark, who stopped by to check out the cars, chat and take pictures, and autograph a football, complete with a drawing of “The Catch” play. That football, one of the hottest prizes up for raffle, was won by Chevelle Club member Michael Crusco. The other big raffle winner of the day, taking home the iPad Mini, was a very excited Lia Alon, who along with her big sister Dana, came out to do face painting for the kids.
Trophies went to some of the most outstanding cars, including First Place Pre-1975 to John Cross with his powerful 1970 ‘Cuda, First Place Post -1975 to Bryan Rose with his pristine 2011 Challenger Hemi, “South of the Border” award to the super cool 1956 Chevy Delivery owned by Ronnie Ogas, and People’s Choice to Manny Sereno’s 1930 Ford Model A.
This car show would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors, raffle donors, and agent volunteers who helped staff the show. Special thanks to the car show team…David Rudden, Kelli Dixon, Mark Jongsma, Sharon Hart, and Cathy Jackson, all of whom committed to months of planning and coordinating in order to pull of the biggest Hot Wheels for Kids yet!
Click Here to check out photos from the show….Enjoy!