SEVERE WX: Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

River Rats Car Show gives back to local veterans

All the proceeds from the car show go to helping veterans in surrounding communities.

Posted: Aug. 18, 2018 9:21 PM
Updated: Aug. 18, 2018 10:45 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – The Fourth Annual River Rats Car Club Car Show was held on Saturday.

It’s an event full of cars and people who love cars, and organizers tell KIMT it gets bigger every year.

People are able to show off their set of wheels, and pay an entry fee of $15. There were 186 cars this year.

Vicki and Larry Warner, of Mason City, were able to show off their 1965 Dodge Coronet at the car show.

“We're car people and we like going to car shows and meeting new people and seeing cars we hadn't seen before,” Larry Warner said. “It's just a great time, nice way to pass a nice weekend.”

While the Warners have been to dozens of car shows, this is Neil Farnham’s first one.

"Well I got a 1966 Impala Super Sport,” Farnham said. “I've never been to a car show before so this is a first and great day, and a lot of great cars, great people.”

All the proceeds from the car show go to helping veterans in surrounding communities.

The River Rats Car Club buys memorial brick for the Veterans Memorial in Austin, and donates to the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
28° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 20°
Albert Lea
Overcast
27° wxIcon
Hi: 30° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 21°
Austin
Overcast
28° wxIcon
Hi: 28° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 28°
Charles City
Broken Clouds
28° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 21°
Feels Like: 23°
Rochester
Overcast
27° wxIcon
Hi: 30° Lo: 17°
Feels Like: 27°
We're tracking accumulating snowfall for tonight
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Holiday Driving in Snowy Conditions

Image

STEM Lego kits to be purchased at Bonner Elementary School

Image

Preparing for the impending snowfall

Image

AT&T donates money to create scholarships at RCTC

Image

Mason City gives an update on the River City Renaissance Project

Image

PTSA meeting cancellation called 'a misunderstanding'

Image

Your StormTeam 3 Weather Forecast for Friday

Image

Apples for educators

Image

Helping the homeless

Image

Your Friday KIMT StormTeam3 Forecast

Community Events