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Local Families to Benefit from No Name Car Show
Families that benefit from Lake Family Resource Center got a little boost thanks to a bunch of folks with historic cars and wooden boats as the No Name Car Club donated $1000 to the charity at their meeting on August 14. The proceeds came from the annual car show held in conjunction with the Wood & Glory boat show, this year at Konocti Vista Casino.
“This is a big help, especially in these times,” stated Gloria Flaherty, head of the organization.
This year’s show was quite an experiment according to its organizer, Neil Dolce. There was no charge for admission and no charge for entering a vehicle. All monies raised were done so through raffle prizes, donations and several local pin-up models donating their time to have pictures taken with the cars.
Another factor in the success of this year’s show was Konocti Vista Casino, who donated their grounds, security and staff to help make the show a success. “Konocti Vista has been an incredible partner,” said No Name Car President Tony Barthel, “They’ve pulled out all the stops and really allowed us to focus our attention on the car show while they handle most of the logistics.”
The annual gathering of beautifully-restored wooden boats and historic vehicles, hot rods and classics is a popular event for spectators as well as vehicle and boat owners. Open to all vehicles built before 1973, the show highlights vehicular Americana and the talents of restoration and craftsmanship of hot rodding. On the water, the Antique and Classic Boat Society holds a showcase of wooden boats. There will also be a display of vintage speed boats this year. All the while music fills the air while barbecue fills the belly and the large number of raffle prizes offer an opportunity to win something special while making a donation that helps others.
Lake Family Resource Center serves Lake County in achieving safe, sustainable, healthy families and community. Lake Family Resource Center is committed to serving the needs of all families in Lake County. Most services are provided at no-cost which is why the No Name Car Club voted to donate all the show’s proceeds to this worthy cause.
Information about the show including participant applications, maps and more can be had via the No Name Car Club web site at http://www.thenonamecarclub.com
The No Name Car Club along with Gloria Flaherty (sixth from left) gather at the Soper Reese theater to donate $1000 to Lake Family Resource Center following the successful car & wooden boat show in June.
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Driven To Raise Money
Lake County’s No Name Car Club again partnered with Bruno’s Shop Smart in Lakeport to hold a car show which raised $412 for the Lakeport Senior Center. The free “Show and Shine” style car show was held in Bruno’s parking lot on October 12 with Bruno’s donating a variety of opportunity drive prizes. The No Name Car Club sold raffle tickets for the donations and the community anted up with the $412 in ticket purchases.
“Bruno’s is really generous,” said Club President Tony Barthel, “Once again they gave some terrific prizes including an entire New York Strip, a surf & turf dinner and more. They’re great people to partner with.”
“We’re really happy with the fact that we can hold a free car show and raise this much money for the Senior Center,” said the show’s founder and coordinator, Neil Dolce.
The No Name Car Club is a non-profit club that simply celebrates vehicles of all types and the enthusiasts that love them. The club has monthly open meetings for anyone who shares these feelings towards cars, trucks, military vehicles, classics, modern tuners, vintage trailers or anything else on tires. The open meetings are held each month on the Second Tuesday, generally at Woody’s Restaurant in Kelyseyville Lumber.
For more information about membership or the club, the public is encouraged to visit their website at www.TheNoNameCarClub.com.
The No Name Car Club has several events throughout the year including a car show alongside the Wood & Glory event in summer and the Bruno’s show in the Fall.
Club members celebrate the automobile in a variety of ways, from meticulously restored classics to wildly modified hot rods to trucks, tractors, military vehicles, modified modern vehicles, stock modern vehicles and simply just old cars. The diversity of vehicles among the membership is incredible.
In addition to the two shows every year, the club has a number of road trips and other participation events where members cruise to unique destinations, often in celebration of the automobile but sometimes just for picnics or other enjoyment.
For anyone who enjoys vehicles of any type, the open and friendly No Name Car Club is a great place to share that love.
In this photo are (L-R) Jim Perry, No Name Car Club Treasurer; Tony Barthel, No Name Car Club President; Jean Welch, Pat McIvor; Jonathan Crooks, Lakeport Senior Center Executive Director; Marie Zeliff and Ginny Cline