Who doesn't like cool cars? I mean really, I think a really cool-looking vintage car appeals to just about anyone, male or female, young and old. That's proven by the over two thousand people who are members of the local Facebook group Cedar Valley Area Car Show & Events Calendar

One of the biggest car shows in the area was held in July as a local car dealer raised money for two great causes.

The 12th Annual Rydell Car & Bike Show Benefit was held on Sunday, July 11th at Rydell Chevrolet on San Marnan Drive in Waterloo. According to a press release, numerous makes and models from a variety of decades were among the over 200 cars and bikes represented. Top 25 trophies were awarded as well as 2 "Best Bike" awards and "Best of Show".

All proceeds from vehicle registrations, t-shirt sales, and partner donations were split between the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and the construction of Willow Run Dog Park in Evansdale. Partner donations were generously made by several businesses including Townsquare Media. Each organization received a check for $6,000, in all, $12,000 was raised for this great benefit in the Cedar Valley.

See the photos below of Rydell's Jeff Smock and Dave Brenden presenting those fun giant-size checks to representatives from the NE Iowa Food Bank and the Willow Run Dog Park.

Courtesy - Rydell Auto
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Courtesy - Rydell Auto

If you're looking for a car show (and a cruise) to attend this weekend, head to downtown Clarksville this Saturday evening (Aug. 28, 2021) for the "Cruise Night Show N' Shine", from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Plus, there is also the 2nd Annual "Support our Veterans Car & Bike Show, this Saturday on the Fayette County Fairgrounds in West Union. Get all the details here.

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