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Vehicles of all types will draw crowds to Yard

Set Sept. 15, car show will raise cash for local agency

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The owners of vintage vehicles consider their machines to be prized possessions.

Even more of them will be able to back that up with trophies at Youth Advocate Services' third annual All Class Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Grandview Yard, 900 Goodale Blvd.

"This year we're going to be offering second-place trophies in all categories, which will more than double the number of awards," said Tracey Izzard, YAS executive director.

The event serves as a fundraiser for Youth Advocate Services, a Grandview-based child- and family-caring agency.

Trophies will be offered in 15 categories for cars and trucks, including by decade, imports, muscle cars, paint, interior and best in progress.

There will be nine motorcycle categories: best of show, cruisers, touring, sport, original, vintage original, vintage restoration, vintage custom and best paint.

Several choice awards also will be given, with all cars, trucks and motorcycles eligible.

Best-of-show winners will receive an in-studio commercial photo shoot for their car or motorcycle from Vital Film Works.

Vehicle owners can register for the show using the registration form at yasohio.org, or register from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the day of the show.

Trophies will be presented at 3:45 p.m.

"One of the great things about our event is the variety of the vehicles people bring to the show. We have all classes, all makes," Izzard said. "You can have a 1927 Roadster sitting right next to a Lamborghini.

"It's great family atmosphere, where Grandpa can walk around with a grandchild and talk about the different type of cars people used to drive," she said.

Dan Boots Longenette from autosmartsradio.com and retired disc jockey "Daddy Wags" will serve as celebrity judges.

Door prizes will be given away and several pieces of art donated by local artists through the Mac Worthington Gallery will be up for bid in a silent auction, Izzard said. There also will be a raffle for a 50/50 drawing, which will held following the trophy presentations.

A motorcycle auction will take place at 2 p.m.

"We're inviting people who have old bikes in their garage to bring them out and put them up for auction," Izzard said.

A disc jockey, free ice cream from 2 to 3 p.m. and a display of a fire truck and EMS vehicle from the Grandview Heights Division of Fire will also be featured.

One of the main reasons Youth Advocate Services switched from having a gala fundraiser to the car and motorcycle show was to do something more family-friendly that youngsters could attend and enjoy, Izzard said.

The agency's primary mission is to provide therapeutic foster-care options for youngsters, she said. It also provides adoption and home- and school-based mental-health counseling services.

"We serve children from age 0 to 18," Izzard said.

The Grandview Yard is a new location for the car show, she said.

"It gives us more room so we can show more cars in a more-spread-out space," Izzard said.

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