The Rutland Area Vehicle Enthusiasts (RAVE) will hold its Thirtieth Anniversary Car Show and Flea Market on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. RAVE will make donations from last year's show totaling $5,000 to several area non-profit charities on July 12 at 1 p.m.
Several events planned for this year's show including the car corral, large assortment of flea market vendors, retail vendors, food vendors, music, door prizes provided by many local businesses, live radio remotes, special appearances by the Shriner's mini-choppers and mini-cars, and a model car contest on Sunday.
At the show will be the Green Mountain Bull Dawg Chapter of the ATHS. Residents with 1 ton-plus trucks are invited to drive them to the event.
There will be a car cruise that leaves the fairgrounds Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with a scenic tour of the Rutland area.
A 50/50 raffle that will take place at the show will benefit Vermont Make-a-Wish and Camp Ta-Kump-Ta.
A dance will be held Saturday night at the Holiday Inn of Rutland with D.J. Tony's Mobile Sound Show. The dance features music through the decades, particularly the 1950s-70s, hula-hoop contest, dance contests, door prizes, costume contest and more. The dance will benefit the Rutland Regional Medical Center Bone Marrow Donor Program. Admission is $7.
The RRMC Bone Marrow Donor program will be at the show all weekend to test and sign up potential bone marrow donors. At last year's show they added over 60 people to the national registry.
This year's show is also a Cruisin' New England Magazine Super Wheels Showdown qualifying event; one vehicle will be chosen to go the showdown in Boston in the fall.
Twenty-eight classes of trophies will be presented Sunday at 3 p.m.
Show hours are Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Spectator admission is $7; under age 12 free.
Show car registration begins at 7 a.m. each day and fee is $20 at the show. Pre-1948 stock vehicles are admitted free.
For Show information call, 8773-6612, 265-8026 or 8483-6877 all before 9 p.m. or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.ravecarclub.com.