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Hundreds Enjoy Arcís Smashingly Good Car Show

The Arc of Sedgwick County's first annual Independence Day Car Show was a blazing red-hot success. Almost 1000 visitors saw more than 100 classic cars and motorcycles at Century II's Exhibition Hall and raised more than $6,000 for The Arc's Legacy of Hope program. Through a matching grant from the Wichita Community Foundation and sponsorship from Wal-Mart, Metals USA, Cardinal Buffing, Knipp's, Spangles, O'Reilly's & many more the total funds to be donated to the Legacy of Hope endowment fund from this event are almost $8,000.

The recipient of the honorary Best In Show (car) trophy was Daryl Standifer of CARS Magazine in recognition of the many volunteer hours he contributed in producing this show, including making the trophies and providing advertising in CARS Magazine. The Best in Show (motorcycle) went to Roy Best of The HOG group from Wichita.

In addition to great cars, the show had great entertainment. Elvis impersonator John Turck presented two great Elvis Shows and The Dance Man, Ronnnie Choy, provided great music all day.

Web-toed motorist Scott Moses, was on hand to give lucky show-goers the ultimate Wichita car cruise on the Arkansas River in his amphibious Amphicar.

One of the big winners was The Arc's own Jeff Winter, who was admiring the trophy won by the 1957 Chevy owned by J.D. Wallerius. (J.D. and Jeff had met earlier during a river ride in the Amphicar). When Jeff told J.D. he liked his trophy, J.D. said, "I have lots of trophies this one is yours!"

The owners and their families that took a chance on the storm that moved in, watched a spectacular fireworks show from the Century II balcony overlooking the river. The crowd enjoyed the fireworks without a worry about the weather during the show.

We appreciate Car Show Chairman, Carl Fry, his wife Bonnie, and Co-Chair, Michael Webb, for all of their work in organizing the event. Special thanks to all the Friends of The Arc that came to show and those who volunteered to help us run the event.

Work is already underway to make The Arc's Independence Day Car Show an annual event every Fourth of July at Century II. Make plans to join us next year as we continue the Legacy.


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