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Rust Bros star restores Camaro for Kamloops charity

A 1968 Camaro SS convertible. (via Contributed)

For those who dream of the open roads, muscle cars and the nostalgia of the '60s, a raffle, a charity and a reality TV show star have come together to make the dream come true.

In Rust Bros, Tappen's Mike Hall rebuilds cars in B.C.'s Interior. Kamloops Habitat for Humanity is the lucky recipients of one — a 1968 Camaro SS convertible.

And the keys to that car, valued at $68,000, will be handed to one lucky person in December.

The car is part of a raffle to raise money for the local Habitat for Humanity, which builds homes for people throughout the Interior, including Kamloops of course, but also the Cariboo and Shuswap.

"With the help of volunteers, donors and community partners, we are planning to build residences for veterans, seniors, families and Indigenous peoples,” says Bill Miller, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Kamloops, in a press release. “We plan to have shovels in the ground next month for three families in Skeetchestn, and are looking at upwards of 70-plus homes in various locations for 2020.”

Those homes are funded through fundraising efforts like the car raffle. While looking for a car to raffle this year, the connection was made with Hall and his crew.

"The next thing we know, we are meeting with the producers and Mike Hall, the owner, and they are all excited about what Habitat does, and they invited us on the show," Miller says in the release. "We were filming the Camaro in Osoyoos earlier this past June."

Tickets (there are 10,000) are $25 and can be bought at various locations in Kamloops and the area. More information can be found on the Kamloops Habitat for Humanity Facebook page, HERE.


Brendan Kergin

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Brendan Kergin is a digital reporter based in Kamloops.
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