The final car to be represented is Brent Thorkelson's Porsche GT3. Brent is a racer but he was not competing in any of the scheduled classes at the Leavitt Machinery Knox Mountain Hill Climb. He was competing in a class of his own.
Brent and his family had a strong desire to give back to the community while at the same time linking the motorsport community to kids who are fighting cancer. The organization they founded, 'Hands Together For A Cure' is to raise funds to find a cure for childhood cancer. His car is covered with handprints. Each handprint is signed by a child with cancer! Look carefully at the above photo and you will see that there is a little one sitting in the passenger seat.
Fundraising sponsors can either ride in the Porsche up to the top of the mountain OR, and I love this, donate the seat they purchased to a child with cancer so that they can be a passenger in this thrilling ride up this closed road course. Passengers are fully suited up in a race suit, secured in the seat with a 5 point harness, and obviously wearing an approved helmet.
Does it get any better than this!
Hands Together For A Cure – click here for more information or to make a donation