Car Show at fairgrounds to benefit Riley Hospital Aug. 10

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The fourth annual Children's Miracle Network Car and Truck Show to benefit Riley Children's Hospital is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds.

The car and truck show is a community event staged and promoted by associates of Walmart Logistics in Greencastle with 100 percent of the proceeds raised going to Riley Hospital.

"We were able to donate over $6,000 last year," spokesman John Vosevich of the Car Show Committee said.

Registration for the car and truck show ($10 in advance or $15 the day of the show) is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 10 with judging at 11 a.m. and awards at 2 p.m. The rain date will be Aug. 11.

The show is open to all cars and trucks, including imports, ranging from the early 1900s to present-day models.

The local show has continued to grow annually with 35 entries the first year in 2010, followed by 65 vehicles in 2011 and 115 last year, "making it one of the largest shows in the Indy west area," Vosevich said.

This year, organizers are anticipating in excess of 150 classic vehicles at the fairgrounds event.

Entrants will vie for a variety of awards with the main ones being Best in Show, Peoples' Choice and General Manager's Choice.

The past three years have also seen a Best in Decade award, ranging from 1920 and older to 2000 and newer. This year the format has been charged to give awards to the top 40 entries plus the three main awards.

Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entries.

The show is referred to as a "judged show," as opposed to shows in which entrants are asked to vote or rely on public voting. Each entry will be evaluated by two judges who will rate the exterior, interior and engine compartment to arrive at a combined score.

The event will also include concessions, music and vendors featuring such items as crafts, candles, Tupperware, Pampered Chef and flea-market finds.

Two games also will be offered, a cake toss and cornhole tournament. The cake toss is a beanbag target throw with a chance to win one of more than 75 cakes and pies, most of them homemade.

Organizers also plan to have the bloodmobile on site during the show.

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