The Ahwatukee Swim & Tennis Center is marking Veterans Day with its 14th annual car show.
The free public show – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the center, 4700 E. Warner Road – will feature dozens of cars and trucks that ought to appeal to motor vehicle lovers of all ages, said organizer Lisa Robinson.
“Many participants are from Ahwatukee,” Robinson said. “They love that it is so close, and they love parking on the beautiful grass in our park.
“Everyone loves the car show,” she added. “The participants enjoy showing their vehicles and love talking to people about their cars.”
The car show will begin with a flag-raising ceremony featuring a bagpipe player and the Arizona State University Air Force ROTC.
And veterans as well as active military members who want to enter a vehicle and vie for a trophy can enter their car or truck for free. They also are entitled to a free pancake breakfast.
For everyone else, vehicle registration is $15 in advance and $18 at the door for the first vehicle and $5 in advance and $7 at the door for every vehicle after that. Spectators can get in for free.
“We usually have 70 vehicles entered in the show,” Robinson added. “Twenty have registered so far but most do not register until the day of the event.
“We do not have motorcycles. We did for a couple of years, but the idea never really took off,” she added.
Judging will be by two assistant managers from Discount Tire at 48th Street and Chandler Boulevard.
Not all the vehicles may be recent, as the show has featured a 1930 Ford and 1937 Chevrolet Master Delux.
Judging includes the most points for exterior body paint and overall appearance, with up to 15 points in each of those two categories. Up to 10 points are award in each of three categories: electrical, nonelectrical and engine.
Up to five points are awarded for body fit and workmanship, windows and lights, exterior trim and wheels and tires. Another maximum five points are awarded in the categories of carpet and seats, headliner, dash and windows and body emblems.
To register a vehicle: firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-893-3431 ext.5.