The Luxor Shriners Mini Kar Unit

Class of 2012

INDUCTED in the MARITIME MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME

Date: November 17, 2012

Category: Club

PERSONAL

Hometown: New Brunswick

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Their motto - "Having fun and helping kids. We drive so kids can walk"...

Notable achievements:

  • The Luxor Mini Kar Unit started in 1977 with 10 Shriner members who purchased their own miniature Model T style cars

  • Since then they have helped raise more than $100,000 to enable the Luxor Shriners to transport patients to Shriners Hospitals for free care

  • They participate in parades throughout the Maritimes, Ontarion, and the USA; attending more than 20 special events each summer
  • Of special interest:

  • The Mini Kar Unit has won many awards and is recognized by the Provincial Shrine Executive

  • In the early 90s the Unit purchased the original mini 'kars' from the members who had paid for them in 1977; these vehicles were used until 2003 when a new fiberglass bodied vintage micro car with Honda power was designed and built by a Moncton-based Shriner. These new vehicles were purchases with the help of local businesses