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Veterans organization VFW Post 1796 is hosting a classic car, truck and motorcycle show this year. (VFW Post 1796/Submitted)

The VFW Post 1796 in Black Canyon City is hosting an auto show again this year — and this time, it’s adding a collection of motorcycles to the display.

For the organization’s second auto show, there will be an array of classic cars, trucks models and motorcycles. Community members can see the collection while showing support for their local veterans at the  Saturday, Sept. 24, event in Black Canyon City.

“We had a lot of fun last year, and we believe it’s going to be even better this year,” said Garrie Prince, a third-year trustee for the organization.

“We’re pretty well assuming it’s going to be an annual thing now.”

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1796 provides services for current and former military personnel. Its building is home to several other organizations, including the American Legion Post 90 and Sons of the American Legion. VFW Post 1796 also has a restaurant and bar.

Wanting to hold more activities and events, the organization brainstormed the idea of a car show in its parking lot. The resulting event saw nearly 20 entrants last year, which was a better turnout than Prince said they were expecting.

“We had a big crowd. They stayed around most of the day and people seemed to really enjoy it,” he said.

This year’s show will feature an array of classic car and truck models up to the year 1985, with motorcycles of any year.

“We had several guys ask about it so we decided to have motorcycles this year, also,” said Prince.

“That pretty well covers the gamut — we got the cars, the pickups and the motorcycles.”

Automobiles and motorcycles will be staged at 10 a.m. Judging will occur from 2 to 4 p.m., with trophy awards at 4:30 p.m.

Live music will be featured on the patio, provided by VFW members and local band David Allen and the VFW Boys. The organization will also provide barbecue fare, such as hamburgers and hotdogs, accompanied by side dishes.

Those interested in entering a vehicle in the auto show can email their name, phone number and the year, make and model of their vehicle to rbischke@outlook.com or stop by Post 1796 and ask the bartender for an entry form. 

There is no entry fee. Entrants will be asked to sign a liability release when they arrive.

In addition, applications for VFW Post 1796’s organizations will be available at the event for those interested in joining.

VFW Post 1796 in Black Canyon City was formed in 2004 with the mission to provide support services including benefits assistance, to military and retired military personnel. 

The post has regular meetings and events for members, and its restaurant and bar is open to the public 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

VFW Post 1796 Classic Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

WHERE: VFW Post 1796, 34801 S. Velda Rose Road, Black Canyon City

COST: Free 

INFO: 623-374-9246, bit.ly/VFWpost1796