Beep! Beep! Different modes of transportation take center stage Saturday

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By Kirsten Laskey

Rows of pristine, shiny cars can be spotted Saturday at the Elks Lodge #2083.

Viewers will be treated to a wide range of automobiles including vintage, muscle, Euro and just plain unique cars. Additionally, motorcycles and antique tractors will be presented.

This show is more than just automobile eye candy; proceeds from car registrations, which is $25 per vehicle, will go toward several charity organizations. Valerie Wilson of the Elks Lodge said the Elks’ main charity is the National Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Additionally, the organization gives to Family First, which helps families in need with anything from school supplies and utility bills to Christmas presents.

This year will be the fifth annual Charity Car Show and it will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Anna Giambra, co-chair of the show along with Lou Polito, said she is expecting 70-75 cars to fill up the parking lot this year. She explained the Elks Lodge in Santa Fe was invited to join the show.

This will be an increase from last year, which saw about 45 cars.

Owners of any type of car are welcomed to join in. “Anybody’s welcome,” Wilson said.

Prizes for vehicles will be awarded at 2:45 p.m.

Besides the chance to win a prize, car owners will be given a goody bag, filled with items provided by Los Alamos National Bank as well as T-shirts, key chains and pens provided by the Elks.

Additionally, car show entrants will be eligible for certain giveaways, courtesy of Budweiser. KRSN 1490 AM will also broadcast from the show.

The public is welcome to attend the event, too, at no charge. They will also have the chance to receive giveaways.

Giambra said the car show is the Elks’ opportunity to support the community.

“I believe the community gives so much to the Elks,” she said, “That I believe the Elks should give back to the community.”

Additionally, the show is a vehicle owners’ chance to share their possession with the public.

“All car people love to show off their car,” Giambra said. “It’s a good reason to show it off. You’re helping to support needy people and needy families in the future.”