Hobart to hold first car show

TROY — Hobart Arena is hosting its first car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 to benefit The American Cancer Society for Relay for Life.

IT Project Manager at Hobart Services Jim Cengia said Hobart staff raises funds for cancer research and participates in fundraising activities such as Relay for Life throughout the year.

This year, Hobart staff decided to try something different.

“A couple of my associates and colleagues, Claudia Ritter and Sharon Chamblin, approached me about having our very first car show,” he said. “Starting around January of this year we started throwing out the idea and planning it.”

The event is open to all makes and models of cars and trucks. Cengia said he and the organizers are expecting a diversity of cars that could range from an antique, such as a Model T or World War II hot rods, to modern sports cars, all of which have the opportunity to win some prizes.

“There’s actually six categories,” he said. “There’s the longest distance driver, the most original, people’s choice, best paint job and Hobart’s choice. Hobart alumni and employees who are current or retired will choose that.”

There is a $10 entry fee for show vehicles, and the first 50 registered vehicles will get dash plaques. Spectators will be able to enjoy food and soft drinks, as well as oldies music, trivia, raffles and door prizes.

“We are raffling 20 Hobart diecast cars,” he said. “Collectors might be interested in collecting the diecast cars we have been collecting over the years.”

Cengia reiterated that the reason for the car show was for fun, but also to help a larger cause.

“It’s a by-product that everyone has a good time at the car show, but the main thing is that the reason behind the car show is to raise funds for the American Cancer Society,” he said.

The car show will be held at Hobart, 701 S. Ridge Ave., in Troy. Parking is available for spectators and there will be signs directing them where to go.

For more information, contact Claudia Ritter at Hobart at (937) 332-2767.