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The 10th annual Mission Classic Car Show will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mission Sports Park (The Grove) at Sharyland Plantation, located 2.2 Miles South of Expressway 83 on Shary Road. It will feature classics, muscle cars, street rods and hot rods ’76 and older. Over $5000 in cash and prizes will be given away.
A classic is any 1976 or older auto/truck in original or restored to original condition and specifications.
A hot rod/custom vehicle is dated 1949 to 1976 with modifications to drive train, body, suspension, interior, paint or wheels. Includes graphics, special paint, flames and pinstriping.
Street Rod/Custom vehicles are dated 1948 or older with modification to drive train, body, suspension, interior, paint or wheels. Includes graphics, special paint, flames and pinstriping.
Muscle Cars are automobiles from 1964-1976 and includes any factory, high performance, American car in original or restored to original condition and specifications.
Specialty Class is for one-of-a-kind or a survivor car (never had anything done to it), kit cars (buy a kit and put it together)
Over 25 prizes and awards will be given away. First, second and third place will be awarded in each category. Special awards include the Mayor’s Choice, Exhibitors’ Choice, Ladies Choice and Kids Choice.
Other categories include Best Paint, Best Flames, Best Engine Compartment, Best Interior, Long Distance Award and Best Custom Paint. Other categories include Outstanding Convertible/Roadster, Outstanding Truck, Outstanding Foreign Car, Most Unique and more.
This year the Jim Schroeder Memorial Award for outstanding Mopar will be added and the Manny Abrego Award for best custom.
Not only is this show one of the largest in South Texas, more out-of-Valley vehicles will be participating this year. Best of all it is free to register the car and free to the public. For information go on Facebook and search for Mission Classic Car Show or go to www.rgvoldcars.com. Pre-registration ends Feb. 18.
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