Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Brake for the car show

Show and Shine registration under way

Registration for Show and Shine Car and Bike Show is pulling up fast, with a deadline of August 31.

The show, sponsored by the Vintage Car Club of Minden and Minden Main Street will be held Saturday, September 8 in Downtown Minden from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

This year the Monroe Drag Team will be featured at the show, which is open to all car and bike owners

"The Show and Shine boasts the largest trophy presentation in the Ark-La-Tex region," event chairman, Larry Gipson said. "We are inviting anyone interested in showing their cars and bike to participate in this great community event."

Registration is free and several classes are available to show in.

The car classes include antique, sports and muscle cars, Corvettes, Mustangs, Mopar Class, imports and domestics, trucks, jeeps, street rods, rat rods.

Motorcycle classes have been expanded to include custom, full, mild, and manufactured.

All pre-registered vehicles will go into a drawing for a $100 prize. Pre-registration forms are available at Harris Corner in Minden, from any Vintage Car Club member or may be downloaded at www.vintagemindencars.com.

A Swap Meet will also be held during Show and Shine.

"We would like people to bring in new, antique, specialty items and gently used items that have an interest to car enthusiasts," Gipson said. "Early set up, from 7 until 9 a.m. the day of the show, is required for swap meet items, which will be previewed by the event coordinator."

For more information about the swap meet contact Wayne Edwards at 318- 364-6425 or email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

"In addition to the cars and bikes on display, there will also be plenty of food, drinks, and entertainment for the entire family," Gipson said. "A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude, UCAP, and local youth programs."

Gipson said the Vintage Car Club of Minden is a family oriented, not-for-profit organization that awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors in Minden, sponsors a Dixie Youth baseball team and a Minden City League basketball team and provides assistance to needy families during the holiday season.

For more information about the Vintage Car Club of Minden's "Show & Shine" Car and Bike Show or to receive a registration form, contact Larry Gipson at 377-0907 or 347-9558; Tina Douglas at 377-3411; or Cynthia Hawkins at 371-2551 or visit the website at www.vintagemindencars.com.






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