Car Show Benefits Veterans
Classic cars and veterans: a unique mix but a mix that's been flowing well for the past three years.
Several thousand gathered at Haile Village Center for the 3rd annual "Hot Rodding for Heroes" Classic Auto Tour and Show to see the 150 vehicles on display.
This showcase turned a passion for cars into support for local veterans benefitting the Santa Fe College Veterans Bridge Scholarship.
"What happens is a lot of veterans will come in and we aren't used to asking for help. We are here to help you out and this is what we're going to do for you," said Chris Silvasman, previous scholarship recipient.
The Hot Rodding Classic Car Showcase is one of the primary fundraising efforts for the the scholarship.
Over the past two years, over $32,000 has been raised from this event alone.
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