Car show to benefit DD group

Published 7:38 am Friday, July 27, 2018

PORTSMOUTH — Antique and specialty vehicles from across the Tri-State will converge at Spartan Municipal Stadium in Portsmouth on Aug. 18 in a mass display of showmanship and fun. The gates open at 10 a.m. and the event is free to the public.

The 8th Annual Charity Car Show will begin at 10 a.m. and all proceeds from the event will benefit the STAR !MPACT team. The !MPACT team has provided thousands of volunteer hours to help make a positive impact throughout the community.

STAR, Inc. is a non-profit organization that offers services and programs designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. STAR, Inc. strives to be a provider of choice to enhance the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities by providing services and support that maximize independence, promote community involvement, and provide vocational opportunities.

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“I can’t think of a better place to have fun, win prizes and find something to do for every member of the family than the 8th Annual Charity Car Show,” coridnator K.C. Chatfield said. “There is a reason this has been so successful and going strong for eight years. You just have to experience it to truly understand.”

Registration for participating vehicles will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration fee is $10 per vehicle. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 registrations. Judging will begin at noon and trophies will be distributed at 2 p.m.

“Each year, we try to listen to our car owners and our patrons to make the event bigger and better,” Chatfield explained. “And every time I think it couldn’t get any better, we out do ourselves again.”

For more information, contact Chatfield at 740-352-2174 or Tammy Timberlake at 740-456-7275, or visit