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Apr 28

We need your help!

Hello all,

First, I have opened Pre-Registration online as well as donations and trophy sponsorships.

For those of you who have attended the show in the past, my name is David and I take care of registration. My dad, Art, takes care of contacting businesses and trying to secure donations of all sorts. In addition, he is a MAJOR help in getting everything setup the day of the show, waking up and being at the show site usually around 6am, until about 6pm when we finish packing up the show. And if you have visited our website lately, you may notice that it has not been updated in quite a while. My dad has been ill since the beginning of this year and I have been taking care of him and obviously the website and pre-registration have been on the backburner. Vicki, who already has her plate full coordinating the entire show, has been helping pick up some of my dads tasks, but we’re still short one person either way you see it… We need help!

BUT DON’T WORRY, WE’RE STILL HAVING THE CAR SHOW!! We will still have raffle prizes, trophies; everything we’ve had in the past. 🙂

However, this year we need your help more than ever. My dad is recovering quite well, but still has a long road ahead of him. We haven’t made very many calls to businesses to secure donations, and we are 47 days away from this years show, so we are asking you to PLEASE help us make this a successful year. If you can spare a little bit more this year for a donation, or a trophy sponsorship, we would greatly appreciate it. Furthermore, if you can help us setup everything the morning of the show, please call Vicki at 217.344.0610 and leave her your contact information, and we will be in touch. We are a Best of the Best Qualifying Show, so this years show is going to be even BIGGER!

Some of you have may also received the flyer in the mail, and we inadvertently left out the gate price for the day of the show, if you haven’t already pre-registered. As usual, the gate price is $15. We apologize for the inconvenience. In other words, YOU MAY STILL REGISTER THE DAY OF THE SHOW. PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOT A REQUIREMENT.

Thank you,
David & The Show Team

Mar 26


IT’S OFFICIAL! The 7th annual “Cruisin’ Towards Cures For Campers” MDA benefit car show is now a qualifying show for the “Best of the Best” show to be held in Brighton, IL on October 13th. John “Cocky” Bramley and his staff will be at our show to invite some very lucky participants to his show.

Each year we try to improve our show, to make it a premier show that everyone will want to talk about and attend year after year. Our goal still remains the same; to raise awareness and funds for the central IL Muscular Dystrophy Association. Being a qualifying show proves that we are doing something right and that our participants are top notch! We also hope that this will draw many more participants and spectators, thus raising more money to donate to the MDA.

We are currently working hard on compiling a list of businesses and individuals in the hopes of securing sponsorships for the 18 classes, participant choice, 8 specialty awards and of course the 2 best of show trophies. Once again we will have some of the largest trophies in central IL to hand out. This can only be accomplished by the support of sponsorships. If you know of a business or individual that would be interested in helping us, please contact us. We like being able to offer numerous items for the raffle prizes and once again that is because of the generous support that we receive from surrounding companies and individuals. We offered a silent auction and it was a huge success thanks to our participants who bid on these items. Again we ask that if you know of someone that might have items that would be a great raffle or auction item please let us know. I have had a meeting with our MDA contact, Jon, and it is being discussed to have a large ticket item that will be raffled off, but you will not have to be present to win! What do you think? This is of course if we get something fitting. Jon and I discussed an “Illini Weekend”; Illini tickets, hotel stay and dinner out would be something fitting. The tickets would be $5.00 a piece. Any suggestions on what you would like to have or someone that might be able to provide such an item would be greatly appreciated.

This show would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and our participants. Mark your calendar, let your friends and clubs know to plan on spending June 15, 2013 at the 7th annual MDA benefit car show. The show will be held at 1706 S. State Street, Champaign, IL 61820 (Hooters and Hardee’s of Champaign). Check back often for updates and we look forward to seeing you at the show!

Vicki and Carri
And the Show Team

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