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Jonesboro--Heather Flanigan Reports

15th Annual Auto Show Revs Up Jonesboro

March 20, 2004 -- Posted at 3:25 p.m. CST

JONESBORO -- It's the 15th year for the Jonesboro Auto Show and folks in Region 8 are ready to roll!

Brad Baker serves as the Chairman for car show which is a fundraiser for the University Heights Lion Club

"The first year we had about 75-80 cars and they were mostly from a local area. This year we've got 140 cars and they are from as far away as Illinois and Mississippi. We've got great quality cars, there's just not one in here that's not show quality," said Baker.

Saturday's car show attracted quite a crowd; folks were out checking out their favorite rides while raising money for a good cause.

"We are here to help the sight and hearing impaired, that's why we're doing the show. We try to raise about $12-$15,000 dollars, so we can provide eyeglasses and surgery for the needy," said Baker.

And out of all the classic and contemporary cars, picking a favorite can be tough...

Ed Warren and his wife Peggy are part of the Riverside Cruisers in Batesville and come to the auto show every year. Ed said it's hard to choose just one favorite.

"We've got the '32 Ford High Boys, a '49 Ford up there that's two doors, it's really nice. A lot of the '29 Model A Roadsters with the rumble feet, they're really nice," said Ed Warren.

Friends Ben Bryant and Matt Johnson agreed that the Corvette was the coolest car at the show.

"I like the '69 Camero," said Mark Sparks, who was visiting the auto show with his son.

Baker weighed in on his personal favorite, "Well, I've always been a Corvette guy. We have 21 Corvettes right over there all together and there's one I would love to have."

The Jonesboro Auto Show goes on Sunday afternoon from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at ASU Convocation Center. The admission is $7 dollars for adults, and $3.50 for kids.

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