Owners of cool cars in the region took their charitable efforts to another gear this weekend.
The second Cars 4 COVID event Saturday raised almost nine times as much money as the first event.
Drivers of all kinds of cool and classic cars cruised from the south end of the city to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on May 9 in time for a 7 p.m. salute to health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the event’s Facebook page, coordinators Chris Thibert and Mathew James said Billy Xiong that $4,171 was raised for the Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital Foundation. Island GM and Nissan of Nanaimo each contributed $1,500.
“The experience is such a treat. To see everyone enjoy the cruise and support our cause is heart-warming,” the post noted.