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Saturday’s car show a success

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Rods & Relics Car Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3010 held their annual car show in beautiful downtown Lincoln on Saturday. The weather was perfect after weeks of rain; blue sky and sunshine were the order of the day. Vendors, musicians, the registration committee, and the Boy Scouts of Troop 160 did their assigned tasks. The cars came in quickly and the streets filled with spectators, as well as car owners greeting one another and reminiscing about car shows previously attended. Kent Parsell and Ray Geiger were event co-chairmen. The T-shirt booth with this year’s new shirt was an instant hit. The raffle booth was a very popular feature with over 100 prizes ranging from spa and golf certificates to an overnight floorshow package in Reno, and hats and a shirt personally autographed by Jay Leno. The Boy Scout Troop pancake breakfast, cooked at the VFW Hall, was a big success and very busy for three hours. Car-show vendors covered everything from delicious food to insurance, jewelry, a new car, clothing and more. Diamond Bob & the Alley Sneakers plus Lincoln Highway played music while Prof. Rockola played music from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s on 5th St. Great entertainment for the thousands of car enthusiasts who strolled the streets viewing over 280 beautiful cars on display. Rich Ragan, Rods & Relics Club president, welcomed everyone to the car show. There were 61 awards, including trophies and plaques. Rich introduced Ed Bosio, a “Street Rod Icon” who, at 93 is still building cars. Gold sponsors were Thunder Valley Casino, Umpqua Bank, Roseville Auto Mall, Riebes/NAPA Auto/Truck Parts, Wave Broadband and the Waffle Farm in the Twelve Bridges Shopping Center. Car show proceeds will be distributed to Lighthouse Counseling and Family Services, Ride to Walk (an equine-assisted therapy program for children with neurological disabilities) and Juvenile Diabetes. All in all, it was a fabulous day for the city of Lincoln, for the thousands of spectators, car show participants and the community. The Rods & Relics Car Club members are extremely pleased to support our city and local businesses. Ed and Julie McVey, Lincoln