Car show benefits animal shelter |

Car show benefits animal shelter

Post Independent/John Gardner

RIFLE – Joking around in front of Rifle High School, seniors Chappin Everett and Cameron Davis are just a couple of regular guys – a couple of regular guys who came up with a good way to help out the community.Their idea for a senior project involves their passion for vehicles and a way to help out the Rifle Animal Shelter. The boys partnered to organize the first annual C&C Car Show, titled after the boy’s first initials.”We have to write a big paper and everything,” Everett said.The idea came with a little help from their friends.”A friend of ours actually brought up the idea first,” Davis said. “I like cars and car shows. I’ve been to a couple and had a good time.”The show will be at Rifle Middle School parking lot and is open to anyone with a 4×4, classic car, modern, and whatever else you’re proud of.

Just like the rides they roll.”It’s just a car,” Davis said about his supercharged Pontiac Grand Prix. “But everybody likes cars.” And for Everett, his 86 Volkswagen Scirocco is his pride and joy, it just wasn’t running on this particular day.”I have to replace the timing belt,” Everett said. It should be ready to roll this weekend, though.Registration for the competition begins at 9 a.m. at Rifle Middle School and there is no entry fee. Donations, however, benefit the Rifle Animal Shelter, which is across the street from Rifle High School.”We wanted to help a local charity in Rifle,” Everett said. “We had a tough time coming up with something and I think the animal shelter is easily overlooked.”Concessions will be provided by 8th Street Deli. A people’s choice award for the best vehicle will give the winner a sweet taste of victory.

“They’ll get bragging rights,” Davis said.The boys have had a good response to the show and have even ventured out of town to let people know about their event.”We went down to Junction and recruited some people,” Everett said.So, if you have a soft spot for puppies and kitten’s, come on down and listen to these steel pets purr – not to mention helping these boys get a passing grade.Contact John Gardner: 945-8515, ext. 16604

jgardner@postindependent.combreakout- Where: Rifle Middle School parking lot, Railroad Avenue, Rifle- When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. entry, show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.- Types of cars: Whatever you’re proud of, from 4X4s to muscle cars- RSVP: 876-2243 or 309-9603

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