“About 50% of the experience is the thrill of getting on the road, and on the track, with 40 other fellow muscle car nuts,” says Muscle Car 1000 founder, Chris Hoskins. “But the other 50% is about what happens out of the cars – access to unique venues, winemaker dinners every night, seeing your car on display. Muscle Car 1000 combines raw automotive excitement with luxurious living.”
Muscle Car 1000 defines eligible cars as: 1964-1973 American Muscle Cars (think GTO, Roadrunner, Barracuda); 1955-1973 Corvettes; and 1962-1967 Cobras. Not seen as symbols of luxe living when they were new, vintage muscle cars fetch a pretty penny from collectors, such as Hoskins himself. “I created Muscle Car 1000 because there was nothing like it – a really fun car rally that caters to the upscale lifestyle. That last part was my wife’s idea, and it was a good one!”
Not only does Chris donate half of the prodceeds to HeRo, but he is the founder of HeRO, a wonderful organization to feed the hungry. Thanks to Muscle Car 1000, that goal is on its way to being realized. Last year, HeRO opened 7 feeding centers and 1 infant malnutrition center, all in Honduras. Hoskins plans to use money from Muscle Car 1000 to open additional feeding centers. He notes, “Muscle Car 1000 is making a real difference in one of the world’s poorest countries.”
This year’s Muscle Car Itinerary (October 5-9, 2008) is as follows:
Day One: Cars on red-carpet “concors d’elegance” display at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco; harbor cruise dinner
Day Two: Police escort Muscle Car 1000 caravan through San Francisco; drive to Yosemite; alfresco dining at historic Awani Hotel
Day Three: Drive backroads to Lake Tahoe; stay at Squaw Valley Resort; dinner by the waterfalls
Day Four: Drive to Sacramento – lunch on the Capitol (potential Governor visit); on to Napa, dinner at Stag’s Leap cave
Day Five: Drive to Sears Point for drag racing and lunch at Infineon Raceway; on to Half Moon Bay for closing night ceremony at Ritz-Carlton
To participate: Muscle Car 1000 is so popular with participants from the previous four years that only a few spots remain. So if you have an eligible Muscle Car and are interested in learning more or signing up, just go to MuscleCar1000.com. The entry fee, which covers participant plus a guest (riding in the same car), includes all event-related hotel stays and meals. Gas is on you, as is getting your car to the kick off location (San Francisco), and home from the final destination (Half Moon Bay).
ABOUT MUSCLE CAR 1000
Chris Hoskins founded Muscle Car 1000 in 2003, and as the name implies, it is a rally whereby muscle cars drive 1000 miles. Unique to Muscle Car 1000: the rally combines powerful muscle car driving with premium living, to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hoskins, who also founded Hunger Relief Organization (HeRO), a charity whose mission is to end world hunger, gives 50% of the proceeds to HeRO. Any donations go 100% to HeRO. In 2007, HeRO opened 7 feeding centers and 1 infant malnutrition center in Honduras. For more information, please contact Audrey Scolny@973-257-5533 or email: email@example.com.
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