Classic car auction raises $80K
Image: Loco Steve 2011
A few weeks ago the web was awash with the news of an upcoming classic car auction, being held after a prolific collector decided that he would like to give a little something back.
That man was Harvey Hielkema, a lover of vintage vehicles, who thought it proper to part ways with almost 20 of his own cars in order to help out the Feed My Starving Children charity, which is centered in the Minneapolis area.
The auction itself took place over the weekend and it managed to raise over $80,000 for the good cause.
Mr Hielkema told 9News that he had hoped to actually make a little more money from his collection, which included a 1917 Model T Ford and a 1957 Chevrolet which had covered just 22,000 miles, since it rolled out of the factory all those years ago.
Charity spokesperson, Chris Thompson, said that Mr Heilkema's efforts would effectively provide over 320,000 meals for kids who are living in poverty and who are unable to get the nourishment they need.
Mr Hielkema is already an established patron of several charities, volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission and also covering the cost of the bread used there for almost two decades.