7th annual Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show at 1st Presby

arts & entertainment

Classic auto enthusiasts are welcome to enjoy the 7th Annual Car, Truck, and Motorcycle show on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 10:00am to 3:00pm at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach. The event will be held in the parking lot of the church at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard. Admission is free; a suggested donation of $5.00 to benefit the FPC Men’s Charity Fund will be gladly accepted. Advance registration for show vehicles is $15, or $20 on-site the day of the show beginning at 9:00am.

Dr. Jacob Craig, Director of Music and Arts at First Presbyterian, enjoys building custom bikes and refurbishing classic trucks, had a great idea seven years ago to hold a car show. He teamed up with Volkswagen Beetle collectors, car show enthusiasts, and church members Glenn and Kim Conn. Together, the three organized an impromptu show featuring twenty cars and motorcycles owned by church members and friends, held on Father’s Day in 2015. The success of the first show has led it to become an annual event featuring an increasing number of participants each year. The 6th Annual Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show was held on Saturday, November 6th, 2021. With forty-four cars in attendance, food trucks, a DJ and more, it was a great success with beautiful weather, too! The Presbyterian Men were able to raise $1,025.00, thanks to vehicle entry fees and donations from visitors. Proceeds from the show benefit the Presbyterian Men’s Charity fund, supporting many local groups and organizations such as Space Coast Honor Flight, Missionary Flights International, Florida Sherriff’s Youth Ranch, Salt of the Earth Ministries, Camp Haven, as well as needy families in Indian River county.

Last year’s first place winner in both people’s choice and owner’s vote, a 1935 Auburn Boat-Tail Speedster, is owned by Geoff Newcombe.

Advance vehicle registration is $15. On-site registration is $20 and will take place from 9 to 11am. Registration forms can be found on the church website, firstpresvero.org/events, or can be picked up in the church office. Proceeds from vehicle registration and the 50/50 raffle will benefit the First Presbyterian Men’s Fellowship Charity Fund. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded by a People’s Choice vote on the day of the event. There will be door prizes and the first 50 participating vehicles will receive a dash plaque to commemorate their participation. Those who come hungry, food trucks will be available serving up delicious food, drinks, and snacks.

For more information, please contact Glenn Conn at (772) 226-7911 or gconn@msn.com.

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