Residents can catch the Eighth Annual Ahwatukee Car and Motorcycle Show tomorrow as it drives into the Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center.

Viewer admission is non-perishable food items or monetary donations, said Lisa Robinson, special events and rental coordinator for the community center.

The food items will assist St. Mary's Food Bank, and the monetary donations will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

About 35 participants already have registered for the event, which had about 60 entries last year, Robinson said. A lot of people simply wait until the day of the event to register, she added.

The base registration fee is $18, and additional vehicles are $7 each. Registration closes at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Entrants in the car and motorcycle show hail from "everywhere," Robinson said. "I even had a man call me today who's coming down from Prescott Valley. He's bringing his motorcycle and said he's happy to get out of the snow."

Those vying for first and second place prizes at the show will face four judges. Two of the judges are employees of Discount Tire, the show's primary sponsor. The other two judges are students at Arizona State University.

The two students also were judges last year. They are "car fanatics," Robinson said. "Their hobbies include everything about cars."

The four judges won't know how much work is in store until the day of the show. \A minimum of three entries is required for each category, Robinson said. Otherwise, a category will either be combined with another category, or be eliminated.

"We usually have enough," Robinson said. "From all the categories that are listed, we had four trophies left over last year."

The number of categories this year is the same as last year. A vehicle may only compete in one category. Overall best of show and sponsor's choice awards will be awarded in both the car and motorcycle classes at the Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center, 4700 E. Warner Road.

• Kiali Wong is interning this semester for the Ahwatukee Foothills News. She is a senior at Arizona State University.

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