Bijou revs up Car Show in second year

       Dave Fisher was happy with last year's first-time Classic, Street Rod & Antique Car Show at the Bijou School. It drew 41 vehicles and raised $900 for the alternative high school.
       So for the second annual show Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the building at 2904 W. Kiowa St, the Bijou security officer set out to make it even better.
       For starters, he expects more vehicles. Knowing that “hot-rodders watch the weather” and having 30 entries already registered this week, Fisher said he's hoping for 60 or more by show day, if the weather is decent.
       The entrants are judged in different categories. The planned trophy number last year was 21. This year it's 31.
       Other additions to the show this year:
  • A chance to beat up an old car with a sledgehammer.
  • Demonstrations of “hopping,” using hydraulics on all four wheels or just one.
  • Marilyn Monroe and Betty Boop impersonators.
           Also new will be special activities for younger kids, including a bounce house, a balloon-making clown and face-painting. “I want to make this a family event, not just for cars,” Fisher said.
           As was the case last year, a concession stand will be available.
           For vehicle owners who might want to show their cars, the price for one vehicle is $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the show. For more information, contact Fisher at 328-7925 or 200-6477.

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