It was a hot rod heaven for car enthusiasts who showed up on July 13 at the annual car show, sponsored by River Cities Corvette Club and hosted by Bachman Chevrolet. With nearly 200 cars on-hand by noon and a multitude of guests and onlookers present, the stage was set for another successful year of raising funds to benefit Hosparus, an organization providing quality care to seriously ill patients in the final stages of life.
Club President Charlie Simpson says many lives of the club members and attendees have been touched by Hosparus and want to help. “Most of our club members and the people who come to our show know someone who has benefitted from Hosparus. It’s a show that our club members really enjoy putting on because it’s such a worthwhile organization.”
Through registration fees, food sales, and auctioning of items and donations, RCCC has raised $127,000 in the past 14 years to benefit families in need of Hosparus services. Because Hosparus of Louisville was the first Hosparus in the country to take care of children, the focus of the show this year was on Hosparus children’s patients, called Courageous Kids. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to benefit Hosparus children and families in need.
Raising the money was done while having a good time. Enthusiasts viewed shiny engines and sparkling hubcaps on every model imaginable from the Corvette to the Corvair. This open car show brings car lovers from around the country to Bachman to display their car care perfection skills and their passion for hot rod restoration.
Simpson said a $4,000 donation was collected from one person at this year’s event, and the goal of exceeding last year’s $25,000 was met by club members and the community who came out to offer support. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped reach the monetary goal. We’re already looking forward to next year!