Heart of a Champion (HOAC) was founded in 2017 to help preserve motorsports heritage in the Maritime provinces of Canada. Our first project was the restoration of a vintage stock car, a 1967 Chevelle which was unveiled in July 2017 at the region’s biggest stock car race, the IWK 250 at Riverside International Speedway. It was so well-received that we took the car on tour, displaying it at race tracks and car shows throughout the Maritime provinces.
At the same time, we launched our website and the Heart of Champion Facebook page to share our travels on social media. Since then we have grown the Facebook page to include vintage racing photos, videos, stories, and a weekly ‘Saturday Salute‘ to someone who has helped build motorsports in our region – someone with the Heart of a Champion. Our social media following has flourished to over 8,800 followers with the reaction and interaction from and between our followers clearly demonstrating the interest in and passion for our Maritime racing heritage.
And so it is time to take Heart of a Champion to the next level with the formation of our Hot Rod Classics Vintage Race Car Series.