Imagine. Today and Saturday, folks from all over the country will travel to Payson to stand in a parking lot and gawk at some 200 parked cars.
But these aren't just any cars. These vehicles classic antiques, stock cars and trucks, street rods, muscle cars, and wildly inventive custom jobs are enough to make any automobile buff drool to the point of dehydration.
They are the stars of the 2002 Beeline Cruise-In and Charity Car Show, a presentation of the Rim Country Classic Auto Club and the Mazatzal Casino.
Last year's edition of this annual event raised about $7,500 for various local charities and Payson High School scholarships. This year, the auto club's scholarship program will still benefit, along with a septet of deserving entities: the Payson Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, the Rim Country Literacy group, the Library Friends fund, Rim Country Hospice Foundation, the Time Out Shelter, and Payson Community Kids.
In addition to the car show, the event will feature raffle prizes, live entertainment, vendors, a "Back to the '50s" dance, "Beeline Burger Burn" and classic-car celebrities like Gene and Gail Ray, who will make an appearance with their 1952 Plymouth Suburban.
A free shuttle service from Star Valley and Payson to the Mazatzal Casino will be available throughout the weekend. For information, call 474-6044.