Once again, car and motorcycle fans of all ages can come see some of the vehicles definitely worth checking out at Miller Grove Volunteer Fire Department's 3rd Annual Spring Fling Car & Motorcycle Show to be held at noon Saturday, May 24, at the station.
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Car and motorcycle show set to benefit Miller Grove Volunteer Fire Department

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

May 18, 2008 - Miller Grove Volunteer Fire Department is revved up about its 3rd Annual Spring Fling Car & Motorcycle Show which gets off to a rolling start at noon Saturday, May 24, at the station.

While the flashy event is a good way for classic and specialty collectors to show off their tricked out rigs, its an important fundraiser for MGVFD. This year, the funds will help the department raise money to expand "our tiny station." Volunteers are hoping to raise enough to get constructionst.

Trophies will be awarded in three classes as well as for best of show, provided sponsorship can be found to pay for the 107 trophies. Cars, trucks and motorcycles may be entered in the Northeast Texas Show Car Alliance Show for a $25 entry fee.

Cars classes include pre-1950s, import car, 1950s car, convertible, 1960s car, T-bucket/Roadster, 1970s car, Camaro/Firebird, 1980s/1990s car, street rod, 2000s car, Corvette, open car, mopar, Mustang, muscle car and P.T. Cruiser.

Truck classes include pre-1950s truck, 1950s truck, 1960s truck, 1970s/1980s truck, 1990s/2000s truck and open truck.

Motorcycle classes are import bike, street stock (three minor Mods), custom bike, sportster, touring bike and antique bike (20 years or older.)

There will also be ugliest car/truck, under construction car/truck and specialty class (race cars, dune buggies, ATVs, etc...) awards. Best of show awards will go to the best car, best truck, best GM product, best mopar, best FOMOCO, best of the rest, best club participation, best motorcycle, chief's choice, firefighters' choice and of course the people's choice trophy which measures more than 6 feet in height.

Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon, with the show lasting from noon to 4 p.m., immediately followed by the awards presentation. All judging will be done by independent teams. Judges will score on quality, detail and cleanliness. The first 100 participants will receive dash plaques. There will also be a 50/50 pot.

Door prizes, donated by local businesses and individuals, will also be awarded throughout the day. Last year, about $4,000 in door prizes were awarded. This year, one entrant will win a Craftsman 3-tier, 15 drawer roll-away tool chest filled with a 265 piece Craftsman tool set. The afternoon of activities is geared toward families, with barbecue and food available, live music, games, contests, pinball, video games, bounce houses and a dunking booth. There is no fee for spectators to get into the show, but small fees will be taken for various items.

To enter a vehicle in the show, for more information, to donate items for door prizes or to help sponsor the awards or activities, contact MGVFD Chief Brian Thomas by phone at 903-994-2199 or 903-348-7525 or drop him an e-mail at Capt.451@firehousemail.com; or contact Roger Clark by phone at 903-994-2816; or go online to MGVFD website: mgfdtexas.com and click on the Car Show icon.

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