RCSCW, club to host Car Show & Swap Meet
The Automotive Restoration Club will hold its 5th Annual Car Show & Swap Meet co-sponsored by the Recreation Centers of Sun City West Saturday, Feb. 11 at the parking lot at R.H. Johnson Recreation Center, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd. The Swap Meet opens at 6 a.m. and the car show will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sixteen car clubs from around the Valley will be showing classic vehicles.
The event will feature more than 50 trophy categories and hundreds of antique and classic cars, muscle cars from every decade plus golf cars. Entry fee for pre-registered cars is $25. Early registration information can be found at restoration.scwclubs.com.
Persons interested in showing their car at the show may bring their vehicle at 6:30 a.m. on the morning of the show and pay an entry fee of $30 to have their car registered. Entries are limited to 400 and there are almost 200 already signed up. Admission is free to spectators - last year’s event drew a crowd of 15,000.
Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the day for prizes donated by local merchants and for the Dream Car Raffle for a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire as well as a home air-conditioning system provided by Sun City Mechanical. An appliance package will also be raffled off, compliments of Associated Appliance Sales in Sun City.
Busy Bee Catering, Culvers, Lacy & Wendy’s Catering, Waldo’s Tacos and Fantasy Funnel Cakes will be among the vendors providing food and beverages for purchase. Coffee and donuts will be available for early attendees. Memo’s Bistro will serve breakfast burritos and lunch.
There will be cars for sale, many vendors with automotive-related products and services, and an expanded automobile parts swap meet as well.
Proceeds from the car show will go toward ARC’s charity support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and the Sun City West Firefighters Charities, as well as toward funding future phases of the club’s new building. Everyone is asked to bring a canned food item to donate to the local food bank.
With 400 automobiles expected to be registered, the car show will take up most of the R.H. Johnson Boulevard side of the rec centers parking lot, so limited free visitor parking will be in the parking area along Meeker Boulevard and behind the rec center.
Overflow parking, also free, will be located at the Methodist church across the street on Meeker Boulevard. In observation of the Sabbath, no overflow parking will be available at the synagogue or at the Lutheran church due to services they are holding.