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Car show raises money for Special Olympics

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Rafael Gutierrez, left, chats with custom car owner Bob Marshall about his 1933 Ford Factory Five kit-car.

Tamara Sone/The Daily Courier<br> Rafael Gutierrez, left, chats with custom car owner Bob Marshall about his 1933 Ford Factory Five kit-car.

PRESCOTT- Golf carts weren't the only four-wheeled vehicles buzzing around The Club at Prescott Lakes on Sunday during the inaugural "Special Cars 'Fore' Special Athletes Classic Car Show."

More than 100 antique and collector cars from the 1920s up to the 1970s sparkled and shined against the backdrop of the meticulously manicured bright green grass.

"My wife and I have been involved with the classic car business for 40 years," event organizer Tony Hamer said. "This is a wonderful club and we think we've got something here with this event that Prescott can really be proud of. "It really is a great show and people have been very generous in terms of bringing in wonderful cars and making wonderful donations."

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bradshaw Mountain Special Olympics and the Special Olympics State Golf Championships.

Eddie Lafaso from Prescott entered his 1951 Mercury into the show to help support the Special Olympics, as well as meet other car enthusiasts from the area.

"I've had this car for almost 40 years. I shipped it out here from Jersey," Lafaso said. "I've only lived here for two years but I love this area. It's a great atmosphere and I wanted to get involved with the car people."

A 1926 American La France fire engine honored the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots with a display of framed golf flags bearing the name of each firefighter and the number 19.

In addition to the car show, the event offered a buffet lunch, vendors, face painting and crafts for the kids, a raffle offering a variety of prizes like a guitar signed by heavy-metal rocker Alice Cooper, a spa pedicure from Tana Gordon, and certificates for car detailing from One Grand.

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