March 2013: Scores of sick children will have their ultimate dreams realised thanks to nearly R40 000 that was raised at the Midas George Old Car Show’s auction of classic cars.
In conjunction with The Midas George Old Car Show, Protea Hotels and The House of Classic & Sports Cars, a total of R77 625 was raised – 50% of which will go towards the Reach for a Dream Foundation and 50% to charities in the George area.
The Midas George Old Car Show started in 1997 and has grown to become one of the best car shows in South Africa. Thousands of people visit the picturesque town at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains each year to see the best of vintage and classic vehicles with charms that few modern vehicles can equal.
14 Classic Cars were sold on auction last month and this includes a 1965 Mercedes Benz 220 SE, 1952 MG TD, 1936 Ford Roadster V8, 1968 Bentley T Series, 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster, 1972 Ford Fairmont 260, 1933 Chevrolet 2 door Sedan, 1929 Chevrolet Roadster, 1969 MGB Roadster, 1964 Dodge Pick-Up, 1960 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, 1979 Mercury Cougar and 1974 VW Beetle.
Reach for a Dream is one of the Protea Hospitality Group’s main Corporate Social Responsibility partners, says Protea Hospitality Group Marketing Manager Nicholas Barenblatt.
“It’s really rewarding to see the juxtaposition of vintage items raising money for the youth. The children and their families whose dreams will be realised with this money will have special memories that’ll last forever.”