The Community Hot Rod Project

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The Community Hot Rod Project, Inc.

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(805) 280-8745
Founder & President: Kevin Haeberle


This day and age there is a serious lack of hands-on vocational programs in our community for everyone no matter how young or young at heart you are. Our focus is not only building rolling works of art, but building lifelong friendships as we work together from rendering designs to show-stopping builds.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.

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The Community Hot Rod Project is seeking $1.5 million to develop and build a vocational training center and outdoor event center. With no facility of its own, the nonprofit currently is limited to working out of its founders’ garages and driveways while also hosting events at South Coast Church and public parks. 

The organization envisions the state-of-the-art facility as a Southern California epicenter for both education and car culture, housing workshop space, classrooms, offices, and a conference center in a vintage speed shop design.

“With your help, we will build an amazing facility to educate and mentor the next generations of creative automotive minds, and put Santa Barbara back on the automotive map,” says The Community Hot Rod Project Founder Kevin Haeberle.

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