Cars For Charity

Maleah Evans , Reporter

The Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center  is hosting the annual Cars for Charity. This event is Friday, January 17 to Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 10am to 9pm. Admission is $14 for adults, $8 for Juniors (12-17), Children (11 and under) are free. This car show had been going on for 63 years, this show was previously know as the Starbird Devlin Car Show.

The show features top show cars from around the country, vendor exhibits and live entertainment with hundreds of volunteers. All proceeds of the car show go to two local charities, The Arc of Sedgwick County and Starkey.

The Cars for Charities Rod & Custom Car Show is one of the longest running indoor car shows in the country. The show first started in 1957 by car builder Darryl Starbird. In 2011, the show was purchased by Cars for Charities Co. an organization that transformed the car show into a charity event. 2020 will be the 63rd consecutive year this show has been held in Wichita.

For the kiddos there is a free kids zone which has a coloring station, face painting, model car making, a jewelry making station, inflatables, cartoon character appearances, balloon animals and clowns, and other games. On Friday the kids zone is open from 5-8pm, on Saturday the kids zone is open from noon-8pm, and on Sunday the kids zone is open from noon-3pm.

Dave Lewis, a car guy has been going to this show for as long as he can remember but he’s only had his car entered in it for two years. He heard about the show from other car guys and he said his favorite thing is “the variety of cars that are here.” This year he entered his own car. Dave has a 1968 Chevelle 300.