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Classic cars gearing up for a cure Saturday

The Third Annual “Car & Bike Show For A Cure” is gearing up to fight cancer through the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dawson County.

The cars start lining up at Ehmen Park in Gothenburg at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 29. Registration and admission is free, but Relay For Life teams have organized fund-raisers to raise money for this year’s event. The show runs full speed until 3:30 p.m. when prizes will be awarded.

Fund-raiser coordinator April Headley of Eustis expects more than 100 classic car and bike entries from North Platte, Gothenburg, Lexington, Cozad and the surrounding area to participate.

“We may have a dragster and funny car that will fire up their engines this year,” Headley said. The event also includes food and craft vendors, kids games, deejay entertainment and door prizes and contests.

“Everyone has memories of these classic cars and it’s fun to see them all shined up and ready to roll instead of junked out in someone’s pasture,” Headley said. “Spectators walk through, look at the cars and just enjoy them.”

The first 125 entries will receive a Dash Plaque and awards will go to: top 10; top Mopar, Ford, GM, pickup, ratrod, street rod and bike; under 21 and mayor’s choice.

There will be door prizes for the exhibitors and contests for the spectators. For those who haven’t been to a car show before, Headley said, “We will give prizes out all day long. For example, the first person to bring us a spark plug will win a prize. The first person with a certain kind of hat will win a prize or the first woman to bring a picture of their husband will win a prize. There will be trivia questions about cars and lots more.”

The day promises a lot of fun and fundraising, Headley said. “This has become one of the most successful annual fundraiser for the Relay For Life of Dawson County,” she said. “Join us and learn more about cars and about fighting cancer.”

For more information or to pre-register, call Headley at 308-486-5231 or email at fordnuts

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Pam Ackerman,

publicity chairperson

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