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Thousands attend Saturday’s car show

400 cars on display
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Several thousand spectators viewed the 400-plus vehicles at Saturday’s annual car show sponsored by the Rods & Relics Car Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3010 (VFW). The pre-1972 American made or American powered cars lined 5th, 6th, “E” and “F” streets and vendors were at Beermann’s Plaza and along 5th Street. ”There was a nice breeze under sunny skies making up for the rainy day in June that caused the original car show to be cancelled,” said Julie McVey, Rods & Relics secretary. In addition, Boy Scout Troop 160 served breakfast between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and took in $2,000 plus an additional $300 for selling bottles of water, according to McVey. Co-chairmen were Kent Parsell and Ray Geiger. Rich Ragan, Rods & Relics president, thanked the vehicle owners and spectators for attending. Fifty-four trophies and plaques were handed out during the awards ceremony. “The annual car show was a financial success,” McVey said. “Contributions will be made to the following three charities: the Assistance League of Greater Placer, the Lincoln Police Activities League and The Salt Mine. Since bills are coming in, McVey said, the amount of money raised for the three nonprofit organizations is not yet known.