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TORQUEST/RETRO REWIND. Founded in 2013, Retro Rewind in 2019 provided more than fifty classic and custom cars and vintage motocycles for display at the FIVE FLAGS CIVIC CENTER. The two-day event was expected to draw more than 2,000 visitors. (1)

Kim and John Wells of Bettendorf founded both events. The Rewind was a kickoff to the organization's main fundraiser, Torquest, to fund "Helping Hannah's Heart," an organization established to help pay medical expenses of families whose children suffer from hypoplastic left heart syndrome." This birth defect affects normal blood flow through the heart. The Wells' daughter has the condition. During Torquefest, customers could search for needed materials for their cars and motorcycles. (2)



1. Lyons, Erica, "Retro Rewind Like a Drive Down Memory Lane," Telegraph Herald, January 6, 2019, p. 13