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Original Marilla Car, Truck & Cycle Show Relocates to Alden Town Park
Original Marilla Car, Truck & Cycle Show Relocates to Alden Town Park

Organizers of the original Marilla Car, Truck & Cycle Show are revving up for Western New York's largest such event to raise money for Mercy Flight.

The 10th annual show will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at a new location in Alden Town Park, Broadway and West Main Street.

The event, which is staffed annually by volunteers, offers a family-friendly atmosphere as well as classic and custom cars and motorcycles from across the East Coast and Canada. In 2012, the show featured about 1,000 vehicles.

Show organizers will welcome back celebrity guests including Byron Cherry, “Coy Duke” from “The Dukes of Hazzard;” Diane Sox, wife of the late Champion Racer Ronnie Sox, “The Boss,” founder of the Ronnie Sox Foundation; Lou Santiago, host of the show “Car Fix” and one of the top five car builders in the country who will present a live seminar sponsored by Impala Brothers; and Felix Silla, who portrayed Cousin Itt, Twiki, Ewok and more. Nashville recording artist Ricky Lee also will perform a two-hour concert, sponsored by the Made in America Store.

The opening ceremony at noon will be emceed by special guest Carl Russo from 97Rock and past chairman Vinny Beisiegel. There will be more than 200 awards, live music, celebrity cars, vendors, a Chinese auction, raffles, 50/50 split, food, beverages, Kids Zone and more. A “Bo Duke” look-alike contest also will be featured, while Sensational Sounds will hold its karaoke finalist contest.

Admission will be free, and the show will go on rain or shine. Fees are $20 and available online or by mail. Vehicle registration will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Alden Hook & Ladder Fire Department, Station 2, 11856 Broadway. The first 300 registrants will receive a limited-edition 10th-anniversary gift, and the first 500 registrants will receive a dash plaque and goody bag.

A Celebrity Dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Whistle Stop Inn, 1338 Exchange St., Alden, and limited presale tickets will be available for $25.

Proceeds will be donated to Mercy Flight, an independent, not-for-profit provider of emergency air-medical transport services that serves Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania.

For more information or to inquire about registering a vehicle, e-mail MarillaAutoShow@yahoo.com or visit www.MarillaAutoShow.com.

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