The River City Classics Car Club is looking to get more involved in the High River Community.

Roger Hamel told the Chamber of Commerce members the car club is 18 years old already.

"We are at the point now where we want to reach out to the community more," said Hamel. "We bring in 10,000 people in September for a weekend event, over 1100 cars and we want to be more involved in the community as we do this."

He says they want to be involved in the Chamber, businesses and keep the car show a High River event because the car show has grown to an incredible size.

All the money the car club raises is distributed back into charities in the community and at Christmas they donated $13,000.

"We just give it right back to the clubs, Rowan House, Boys and Girls Club and lunch programs in the schools."

Hamel says while the amounts might not be huge, every bit helps, and it is the best meeting of the year when they get to hand over the cheques.

And he told Chamber members the car show will be back for the 16th time on September 23rd with the 3rd annual Burnout night on the 22nd.

"This year for the Car Show we have the third year of the burnout night on Saturday night which we are looking to expand in terms of raising money and vendors and on the 23rd is the car show and we are expecting over 1200 cars."

Hamel says they have been told that 10,000 people take in the car show but it is hard to pin point.

"The downtown area is just full of people on car show day. Burnout night the first two years we were 1000 to 1500 people watching that event. We have come to the realization that it has become significant."

"We just want to reach out to the businesses and the people of the town because we want to expand it. We are all High Riverittes, we are proud of our town and we want to start to promoting it earlier than what we have ever done."

 

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