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Car show raises money for good cause

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Car enthusiasts showed off their support for a good cause Saturday in Lawton.

The 5th annual Trykes N' Tread car show kicked off Saturday at the Great Plains Coliseum. The two day car show is put on by the Mountain Metro AMBUSH to raise money to provide AmTrykes to children and adults who cannot ride ordinary bicycles.

"So we organized our first car show and every year it has just grown, and grown, and grown," said Elliot.

Mountain Metro AMBUCS member, Nancy Elliot says they expect more than 300 vehicles to show up this year to participate.

"It's cars. It's antique cars. It's current cars. Motorcycles. I mean pretty much if it's on wheels it's probably here," said Elliot.

Elliot says there will be audio, burnout, and vehicle limbo competitions for those who entered into the car show to participate in. Six AmTrykes will be given away this weekend. Five of those will go to area children and one will be given to a veteran.

"There's just nothing like the smile on that child's face. You know they get to be normal for a little while," said Elliot.

Elliot says there is so much more than mobility provided with the gift of an AmTryke for a veteran.

"There is the emotional part of it. It gets them out. It gets them active. It gets them interacting. It helps with that isolation that so many of them feel. You can't put a dollar value on that," she said.

Each AmTryke costs anywhere from a few hundred dollars to $3,000. Elliot says all the money raised from this event will go to buy more AmTrykes to be given away over the next year.

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