Kensington car show fundraises for IWK

Ancelene MacKinnon
Published on August 17, 2014
Scott Harvey stands next to his 1975 Ford Rat Rod at the Kensington Gear Headz Karz for Kidz Car Show, which is part of the Kensington Harvest Festival. Money raised at the show, which was held Sunday, goes to the IWK in Halifax. 
Ancelene MacKinnon/ Journal Pioneer

KENSINGTON – Back in 2009, Three Oaks High School automotive instructor, Scott Harvey, decided he wanted to build something with his class that would turn heads. 

The result was a 1975 Ford Rat Rod.

“It was an after-school project and six months later, this is what we got. I promised the kids I would drive it every day I could.”

Harvey’s Rat Rod, along with many other cars, were on display in Kensington for the Gear Headz Karz for Kidz Show, which is part of the town’s Harvest Festival.

The event, which took place on Sunday, raised money for the IWK.

Harvey said it’s wonderful to be part of something that raises money for the IWK, and he doesn’t mind showing off his hot rod either.

“I get chased in the summer by tourists so they can get a picture. It’s a lot of fun and a lot of people really like it.”

He’s been into cars since he was a child and enjoys getting other people interested as well.

For Harvey, and other car enthusiasts, it’s an addicting hobby.

“It’s in your blood. I’ve always loved it.”

Joanne Reid, an organizer for the event, said the car show is a fun and successful way to fundraise for a worthwhile cause.

“It’s always a well-attended event. It brings in a big crowd.”

It’s something that interests many people, she said.

“Cars can be a big hobby for someone at any age.”