By Kayce Patton
The 26th annual Father’s Day Car Show is returning to Forest Park.
Central Indiana Vintage Vehicles, Inc., a nonprofit organization, hosts the event for the hundreds of owners of old-fashioned cars, who will park in the lawns of the park beginning at 9 a.m. Event funds support the Elysian Foundation for the severely brain damaged. The foundation uses the funds it raises to benefit the residents of Normal Life in Sheridan, a residential facility for the severely brain-injured.
Donations from the car show have raised nearly $60,000 over the car show’s 25 years.
The car show is the largest event ever held in Forest Park, hosting nearly 300 classic cars and approximately 10,000 spectators.
Awards at the event will be given for best of show, best interior, best paint and best engine. There also will be 20 additional awards given.
Unlike most car shows, the cars will not be judged. Each car will receive a number and will be entered into a random drawing to select winners.
Car show volunteer, Dave Shank, believes this levels the playing field for all entries and enhances the spirit of giving.
“This is a show with the focus on showing cars, having fun, raising money for charity and providing unique entertainment for all dads to enjoy on their day,” Shank said.
Registration the day of the show is $10 and will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Awards will take place at 3 p.m. All cars, trucks and other vehicles built prior to 1992 and/or customized are eligible. Entry forms are available at civv.club/fathers-day-car-show.html.
The event is free to spectators, and there will be food and drinks available for purchase. There also will be 50/50 drawings, door prizes, contests and dash plaques to the first 200 entries. For more, visit civv.club.