Indoor car show to benefit SAFV


EVANSTON — The third annual indoor charity car show hosted by Evanston Car Cruise and The Other Guys Car Club will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Evanston’s Machine Shop, and event organizers hope the community will come out to support the event as in years past. 

Rick Eskelson, one of the organizers, said the event is important to him personally because the proceeds will go to the SAFV Task Force of Uinta County. Eskelsen said the organization is near and dear to his heart because of his daughter Tiffany’s work with both SAFV and the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. 

“I have a passion for working with SAFV,” he said. “Tiffany’s been involved in this work since she was 19. My wife Beckie and I are just very passionate about it and want people to understand what SAFV does and what local resources are available.” 

SAFV Executive Director Angie Fessler said holding the indoor car show in April is perfect timing to coincide with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, for which SAFV is planning other activities to highlight the issue. 

Eskelson said the car show at the Machine Shop is limited to 40 vehicles and there are currently about 20 registered. The entry fee is $25 to show a vehicle, and entrance to the show for the public is $5 for those 12 and up. 

Fessler said there will also be a silent auction fundraiser during the show, including items like a hand-made quilt, a Dutch oven and a fly-away trip for two to Wendover including airfare and lodging, which she said is the largest item donated so far. Eskelson said there will also be food vendors on site. 

Although this is only the third year of the indoor car show, Evanston Car Cruise has been involved in putting on the car show in Hamblin Park each August for more than 20 years. In fact, the show planned for this year on Aug. 3 will be the 24th charity car show. Eskelson said the shows have raised approximately $73,000 for charity over the years. 

According to Eskelson, in years past attendance at the indoor car show has been about 400-500 people. “It’s a good event that gets people out in the springtime,” he said. 

Organizers are still looking for cash sponsors for plaques and trophies for the car show, as well as donated items for the silent auction. There are also still spots available for those who would like to enter their car in the show.

For more information, to register or to donate, contact Eskelson at (307) 679-1423. 

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