MDA CAR SHOW THIS SATURDAY
August 29, 2000 11:00 pm

The Coast Cares Muscular Dystrophy Association Benefit Car Show, currently in its fourth year, will be held Saturday, Sept. 2, two days before Labor Day.

The annual charity event was started through the efforts of Dayle F. Niemie and Judi Angel.

The Curry County Cruisers is the supporting car club for the event, says Niemie.

It will involve car people from Crescent City to Port Orford. Also, people from Coquille, Winston, Roseburg, Newport, Sutherlin, Coos Bay, Medford, Grants Pass, Eugene, and Klamath Falls. Two years in a row a car participant from Fallon, Nev., showed up Niemie said.

The first year we were at the Lucky 7 Casino in Smith River, Calif. The next two years we were at the South Coast Center in Harbor, Niemie said. We will also be at the South Coast Center this year.

Admission to see the cars is free and for the enjoyment of the Brookings-Harbor and surrounding area people, according to Niemie.

We will be registering cars from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration to show your car is $20, which includes a free T-shirt, dash plaque, and goody bag Niemie said.

Niemie said donuts and coffee will be for sale in the morning.

Later in the day we will offer Pepsi and hot dogs, he said.

The S Kickers and Renegades line dancers will perform throughout the day. A coloring contest and hula-hooping will start at noon for the kids. T-shirts will be for sale.

We will also have some guessing games and a raffle table. A DJ from KURY Radio will play the tunes for the day. A trivia contest with prizes will round-out the events, Niemie said.

Niemie said a fish bowl will be set up for donations. At 4 p.m. awards will be presented.

The MDA Benefit Car Show is an open show with classes for all vehicles from the 1900s to present day, he said.

Stock and modified cars and trucks, motorcycles, four-wheel drives, low-riders and special interest vehicles will be represented.

All proceeds will be disbursed through a check presentation on the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon on KTVL (Channel 10) in Medford on Sunday evening, Sept. 3, Niemie said.