Car show benefits children with heart problems

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer

This Saturday the Classic Motor Cars and the Caprock Corvette clubs will host the third annual Kars for Kids car show at the Lubbock Dragway in Idalou, Texas, to help benefit children with heart problems.

Caprock Corvette Club President Randy Edwards said the event will consist of a car show where all types of vehicle owners are invited to participate , but the unique attraction will be the drag races held during the afternoon.

Edwards said the main purpose of the car show is to raise funds for children in need. Proceeds will go to a heart surgery program for children at Lubbock’s Covenant Hospital. The program helps parents in need of financial support in order for their children to have heart surgery.

The proceeds will also go toward training for heart surgeons.

“The main thing is to help these children,” Edwards said.
He said that the event’s car show will not be like a “fashion show.” The cars will not be roped off, and the owners will be standing around so that patrons and other owners can talk with them about the vehicles.

Owners of all types of cars are invited to register — from classics, to muscle cars and lowriders. Edwards said there will be a little bit of everything.

“It’ll be like a picnic. You’ll get to have fun looking at all types of cars and visiting with friends. We’re like big kids playing with our toys.”

The drag-racing course will be a quarter mile in length. Two cars will race at a time, and racers will be able to race as many times as they wish during the event.

Edwards said there will be food vendors to provide such food as steak or sausage wraps as well as beverages.