“Go faster Daddy, Go faster” was Carri’s first full sentence and we knew that she would always have a love for speed. At the age of three Carri was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and she had to discover other ways to fulfill her need for speed. And when she was of age, just like every other 16 year old, Carri wanted to have her own car but not just any car, it had to be a Camaro. Of course that was not a reality until she was 17; her passion had been born. Since that time she has owned several Camaro’s and started showing at the age of 18. Soon a new circle of friends were found and an idea was formed; to combine her love of cars with a way to get the word out about the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

In 2004, we attended a cancer benefit show and the idea of hosting our own benefit was first discussed. It was after taking the Camaro to several MDA telethons that the idea of a benefit car show was soon to become a reality. After a year of planning, we hosted our first “Cruisin Towards Cures For Campers” in 2006. It was the coldest day in June and it rained all day. We only had 31 cars but the support was there and we knew that we had to do another show. We decided to take a year off to better organize and to gather more support. In 2008, the day dawned clear and bright, but soon the clouds rolled in and the sky opened up. We already had several cars in the lot and we were worried that our dreams would be washed out again. God looked down upon us, the skies cleared, and the cars just started rolling in! What a turn out for our second year, 99 cars with lots of spectators.
Now our 5th benefit show is behind us and planning has already begun for next year. This year we had lots of support from the community and with ~80 cars present we will be able present a check to the MDA at the annual telethon in September. It is only because of the support of those attending the show, businesses, and private individuals that we have been able to turn a dream into reality.

– Vicki & Carri Wilborn