By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2007
Brittany Sawyer, Annette Bowles and Ruth Littlefield of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce are helping to plan this year’s Car and Truck Show.
On August 18, car lovers from all over Oklahoma will have a great opportunity to check out amazing cars while supporting a great cause. The Third Annual Jenks Car and Truck Show, hosted by the Tulsa Vette Set and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored by Danny Beck Chevrolet and Cecil’s Tire and Automotive Center. This year’s show will be held on the grounds of the Oklahoma Aquarium, a change in location from previous years that will continue for years to come.
The Jenks Car and Truck Show was started in 2005 for the Jenks centennial celebration. “It’s one of those things we do for quality of life,” says Ruth Littlefield, president of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a fun evening.”
As an open show, anyone will be able enter his or her car; dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entries. While the 2006 show had 130 entries from the Tulsa area, the Jenks Chamber of Commerce is expecting over 150 entrants in 2007.
At least 29 categories will be available for cars to enter. Kit cars, special interest cars, Mopar, Thunderbird, Chevelle, Mustang, Camaro and Firebird cars will each have their own categories. Foreign sports cars, stock Corvettes and modified Corvettes will each have two categories: 1982 and older and 1983 and newer. Stock cars and trucks and modified cars and trucks each have three categories: 1954 and older, 1954 to 1972 and 1972 and newer. There will be four motorcycle categories at the Jenks Car and Truck Show: stock and modified for foreign and domestic cycles. While trophies will be awarded to the top three places in each category, special awards will be given for best paint, best engine, best interior, as well as people’s choice, sponsors’ choice and hosts’ choice.
The Jenks Car and Truck show is free to the public. Do not miss the excitement surrounding the traveling exhibit sponsored by Cecil’s Tire and Automotive Center and provided by Bridgestone Firestone, the Formula One World Champion Ferrari and the Tony Kanaan Indy Car. You can even test your driving skills on the Indy racing simulator. In addition to food and drinks, sponsor giveaways and door prizes will be available. Danny Beck will be on hand with a display of his own classic cars.
The Tulsa Vette Set will bring at least 12 volunteers to handle parking, registration and judging at the event. “The Vette Set is huge,” says Littlefield. “They do most of the work.” Established in 1971, the Tulsa Vette Set is Oklahoma’s premier Corvette club. With over 400 members, TVS is the nation’s largest club in the National Council of Corvette Clubs.
All proceeds from the Jenks Car and Truck Show will benefit the Little Light House, a Tulsa-based, Christian, developmental center that aids physically- and mentally-challenged children. The organization provides these children with tuition-free, individualized therapeutic and educational services. The Little Light House has a Bible-based curriculum and offers nursing services, physical therapy, speech therapy, special education and occupational therapy.
Whether or not you bring a car to enter, come out and have a good time while supporting the Little Light House. The Third Annual Jenks Car and Truck Show will be held August 18 on the Oklahoma Aquarium grounds. Registration is from 3 to 5 p.m., judging is from 5 to 7 p.m., and awards will be given out from 7 to 8 p.m. The entry fee is $15. Also make time to visit the Oklahoma Aquarium, which will be open until 6 p.m. the day of the show. For more information, visit www.jenkschamber.com.