Bill and Carolyn Croker cross The Great Race finish line in Traverse City, MI. Penn Valley residents Bill and Carolyn Croker represented Nevada County Habitat for Humanity in The Great Race in their 1936 Packard.

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. July 19, 2017 – Nevada County Habitat for Humanity (NCHFH) was represented in The Great Race. The Great Race takes vintage cars on a route from Traverse City, Michigan all the way to Jacksonville, Florida. Run from June 24 until July 2 with set stops all along the route, racers participate in their vintage autos raising money for charities along the way. Team Habitat raised nearly $10K through Nevada County contributions. Team Habitat consists of Penn Valley residents Bill and Carolyn Croker and their friends Lloyd and Linda Hodgin of St. Johns, New Brunswick. This is the 7th race for Bill and Carolyn. Each year they donate their winnings to charities.

Habitat’s race team came in 16th overall in a field of 120 cars and finished third in the Sportsmen’s Division, earning $4k in prize money, in addition to sponsorship donations. Funds raised by Team Habitat will go towards building the Abbott Family home in Grass Valley.

A reception for Team Habitat is being held from 6-8pm on Thursday, July 27 at Byers Design Center, 115 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley. Join Byers in celebrating this effort and enjoy some vintage cars. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be served.

WHAT: Team Habitat Reception and Informal Vintage Car Show

WHERE: Byers Design Center, 115 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley

WHEN: Thursday, July 27, 6-8pm

DETAILS: Call Byers at 530-272-8272

COST: Free and open to public

Byers sponsored Team Habitat and are proud to continue partnership with Nevada County Habitat for Humanity, with this event and helping to build homes. “Habitat is proud to have completed 31 homes in Nevada County since 1996. We rely on donors to help build homes. It’s great to see enthusiasm and fun, with creative ways like The Great Race to raise funds and do good.” notes Lorraine Larson, NCHFH Associate Director.

Come by, see some classic cars and learn about Habitat for Humanity. Team Habitat will be returning to The Great Race next year.

About Nevada County Habitat for Humanity

Nevada County Habitat for Humanity (NCHFH) was organized in 1996 by concerned community members committed to achieving the mission of providing simple and decent affordable homes for hard-working residents of Nevada County. For more information, visit

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