Thursday, January 20, 2011

Auto show, Cruise-In, and Arthritis-- Oh My!

The Arthritis Foundation is set to host its 29th annual Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In on July 8, through July 9, 2011.  This now popular event began in 1982, because of the vision of two men- Bob Lincoln, president of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, and Leonard Immke, the owner of Immke Buick.  These two men wanted to organize a annual "classic" car show that would be held in Central Ohio.  Through this car show, Lincoln and Immke wanted to accompolish two things: participants would be able to display their cars and share them with the community and the event would raise funds for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.  The first auto show in 1982 was a small one day event, but it was successful. With each year after that the event became bigger and more popular.  Today, the car show includes an impressive 1,500 cars in attendance that are from 20 different states.  These cars also compete for specialty awards, which include 100 different trophies as prizes.  Not only is this a fun, enjoyable two day event, it is also for a very important cause.  The Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In assist in obtaining funds for awareness, research, and support programs that are needed in assisting the Arthritis Foundation in their cause.  To assist in achieving these funds, your attendance at the car show is crucial.  Please consider participating in this event.  For more information on the Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In visit

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