A local car club switching gears for its annual fundraiser needs some help.
At issue: The Palm Springs Corvette Club usually holds an autocross event at the Indio fairgrounds that raises thousands for one of our local Boys & Girls Club operations. This year, however, they’re planning an event that will appeal to a wider audience — a car show in Indian Wells.
- Club officials said the primary reason for discontinuing the autocross is that many older members are unable to put forth the physical effort necessary to stage a successful autocross.
The car show won’t be limited to Corvettes, and that’s where you come in. If you have a classic or custom car or truck, a high-end sports car, or a hot rod, they need you to put it on display.
- Registration is now open at this link for up to 300 vehicles. There’s a $35 fee, and monies raised will go to the Cathedral City Boys & Girls Club, a “standalone” club that doesn’t get funding from the larger organization. Awards will also be handed out for entries in multiple categories.
But wait: Don’t have a cool ride but still like to look at them? Spectators are welcome. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Southwest Church, located at the intersection of Washington and Fred Waring off Highway 111 in Indian Wells.
- As you peruse the highly-polished heavy metal that day, you can listen to live music and dine on offerings from a variety of food trucks.
Why it matters: The event not helps youth, but also provides a way to continue supporting the Corvette Club. For years, its members have offered up their vehicles to transport dignitaries along parade routes, including homecoming parades and the city’s annual Veterans Day Parade.