2016 Charity Car Show benefiting Arizona Humane Society

September 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mesa Market Place Swap Meet
10550 E Baseline Rd
Mesa, AZ 85209
Shirley Blahak


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If you like car shows and you love what the Arizona Humane Society does to ease the lives of dogs, cats and other domestic animals, then you’ll want to head over to the 2016 Charity Car Show Saturday, September 3 at the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet. The show runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The Arizona Humane Society Waggin’ Wheels Adoption Van will also be at the car show, full of puppies, dogs, kittens, and cats looking for a good home. Adoptions will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

More than 100 vintage, classic, and modified cars, trucks, and motorcycles are expected to be on display in the hopes that car enthusiasts and animal lovers will stuff dollar bills into money bins set in front of each vehicle.

“Exhibitors are even encouraged to solicit votes (money) before the car show begins,” says Shirley Blahak, event organizer. “The goals of the car show are straight forward: to get together with other car aficionados, to have a good time, and to raise as much money as possible for the Arizona Humane Society.” It’s all in good fun because 100% of the money the vehicles raise will be donated to the Arizona Humane Society.

Each entrant will go home with a 2016 Charity Car Show dash plaque. The top five money makers will each be awarded an engraved remembrance.

The show, an annual event, is sponsored by Arizona Mini Owners, a cheerful group of newer and vintage Mini Cooper owners.

Expected at the event are a large number of Mini Coopers and a number of PT Cruisers. Several vintage Triumphs and Austin Healeys will also be there, as will an authentic London taxi. Ford, Chevrolet, and Chrysler lovers will be happy to see vintage, classic and modified cars and trucks on exhibit, too.

And there will be a real treat for military collectors at the show, too. Dr. Baron Smith is bringing in his Vietnam era helicopter (1970), a Series III OH-6A Hardbelly and a ‘Deucy’ M35 triple-axle 2 ½ ton cargo truck.

In past years, some of the shows entries have been unusual. Children caught up with the idea of raising money for charity have even entered their Tonka trucks and midget race cars. Other unusual entries have included bicycles and motorcycle trikes.

So if you have a vehicle you’d like to enter, big or little, no matter how many tires, you can get more information at www.mesamarket.com. There is a $10. charge to exhibit.

Attendees will also enjoy being entertained by Kevin James, our emcee and platter spinner. He delivers music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

The event is free (except for donations made to the Arizona Humane Society). Parking and admission is always free at the Mesa Market Place.

The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mesa Market Place is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Signal Butte & Hwy 60. 10550 E. Baseline Rd.  Mesa.  480.380.5572. www.mesamarket.com.