Cars for cash

This electric green Mustang had a special surprise under the hood.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Capitol Area Mustang Club (CAMC) hosted the 10th annual Keizer Car Show at Whiteaker Middle School. There were 90 registered vehicles in attendance.

In previous years, the show was hosted at Skyline’s Keizer Ford, but moved locations to welcome all makes and models – not just Ford’s – and to open up more space.

There were over 50 awards given at the show including spectator and sponsor awards:

Kid’s Choice: Clint Davis’ 1996 Charger, “General Lee”.

Ladies’ Choice: Stacey Bauer’s 2008 Mustang GT.

People’s Choice: Jaden Rhines’ 1968 Ford F100.

Finn’s Auto Restoration Choice: Tim Hay’s 1971 Ford Bronco.

Uptown Music Choice- Kids Zone Sponsor: Victor Wietzel’s 1969 Pontiac Firebird.

Xfinity Choice- Title Sponsor: Robert Tresente’s 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible Black.

CAMC Choice: Roger Maigel’s 1926 Chevy Nova.

“We raised over $1067 for the Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation and $151 for the McNary High School Automotive Program,” said CAMC Board Director and Keizer Car Show Chairman John Neice.

The Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation gives scholarships to students with an automotive hobby or students enrolled in automotive classes at a higher education institution. CAMC and Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation have been in partnership for many years. 

The CAMC also wanted to give money to McNary’s automotive program to help with the reconstruction and give back to their community.

They plan on hosting the car show at Whiteaker next year as well to continue welcoming all classic cars.

Tim Hay’s 1971 Ford Bronco earned the Finn’s Auto Resotration Choice award.