Shine and Show Car Show

Car lovers had the chance to take in quite a view, and raise money for the Texas Panhandle War Memorial at the same time.

President of Panhandle Council of Car Clubs Ronnie Tillman says, "we've got new cars, corvettes, street rides,  muscle cars are here today.  So it's it's a good variety for everybody to come out and look at this stuff."

The annual show and shine car show wasn't just for car lovers, though.

It was also a way to bring the community together and show support for our veterans.

"We're here supporting the men who work so hard putting the cars together and showing them off here at the war memorial."

Despite the rain, the Panhandle Council of Car Clubs and the Texas Panhandle War Memorial teamed up, and both say they were pleased with the turnout.

Tillman says, "we always come out and support the veterans show, and as you can see we've got over 50 cars today for this cloudy, rainy day.  It's a good turnout. "

President of Texas Panhandle War Memorial Fred Rangel says, "the car council people, they do a wonderful job of getting people out, ya know, to show their cars."

All of the money raised will go toward events, programs, utilities and ceremonies, all things to help the Texas Panhandle War Memorial continue.

There were some cool rides, great food and good company, but Rangel says he's pretty sure of a main reason people headed over to the show.

He says, "they know what it's about, to honor their veterans, the ones that sacrifice."

Last year the show and shine car show brought in close to $2,000.

Rangel says they don't set monetary goals, and they are just happy with whatever amount they can get to help keep the memory of soldiers lost, alive.

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