Our 15th Annual Charity Auto Show for 2008 will, once again, be held on Old Main Street between Meadow and South McLane. This year the car show will celebrate the "50th Anniversary of the Beeline Highway" with special graphics on all of the show materials including the car show T-shirt.
The car show will be a three-day event which will run from Friday, April 25 through Sunday April 27.
Friday's activities include car registration and Burger Burn at Rumsey Park for car show entrants, RCCAC members and sponsors. At 6 p.m., the cars will cruise to the Mazatzal Casino for an evening of entertainment.
The actual car show will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. During the day, we will have raffles, a 50-50 drawing, participant judging of the vehicles, oldies music, poker walk and items for sale from 25 vendors including a food court. At the end of the show we will present 140 class trophies plus 12 special awards, poker walk awards and the grand prizes.
Saturday night the club and show participants will take over the patio area of the Main Street Grille for a steak cookout.
The show will wrap up on Sunday with a Breakfast Bash at Rumsey Park for all show participants, sponsors and RCCAC members.
In 2007 we had 55 show sponsors who provided $250 each in cash or services. The sponsor money is used to finance the car show and to pay for such items as trophies, car show T-shirts, dash plaques, food for the Burger Burn and Breakfast Bash, and for other car show expenses.
This past year the car show generated more than $15,500 from the entrants which was set aside and given away to local charities and to the RCCAC Payson High School Scholarship Fund. Car show profits are not used to finance the car show and none of the contributed funds go outside the Rim Country area.
The Rim Country Classic Auto Club is a nonprofit, incorporated, organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of classic automobiles and street rods, as well as participating in and supporting civic activities for the betterment of the community.
The 2007 car show attracted 396 cars, over a thousand visitors and generated an estimated $450,000 in income for local business. We attribute much of our success to the overwhelming support we receive from the Town of Payson, the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Main Street Committee. With their continued support and the support from our sponsors, we expect that the 2008 car show will do as well or better.