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Bear River Young Life Car Show motors up this weekend

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

A 2010 Chevy Camaro sits defiantly beneath a "No Parking" sign during the 2014 Bear River Young Life Car and Motorcycle Show. This year's event takes place along Yampa Avenue Saturday, preceded by a Friday barbecue at Yampa Valley Bank and an evening cruise along Craig streets.

Like a well-maintained classic automobile, the older it gets the better the Bear River Young Life Car Show becomes.

The 11th annual car show will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue.

More than 65 people have already registered their vehicles to bring by, a record according to organizer and Young Life director David Pressgrove. And, with plenty more likely to drop by the day of the show, it looks to be an exciting year.

The show serves as a fundraiser for the youth ministry program, allowing the teens and tweens of Northwest Colorado to get guidance through a variety of special programs.

Registration is $25 in advance, while the looky-loos who attend the show can vote for some of their favorite categories with donations.

This year's show expands the offerings, including an appearance by a group of Corvette collectors from Denver. Sharing the Father's Day weekend with the 16th annual Whittle the Wood — including musical act Dixie Leadfoot & The Chrome Struts, which will play at both events — Young Life will set up Friday in the parking lot of Yampa Valley Bank with a free barbecue provided by Brother's Custom Processing. Afterward, all interested drivers can join in the car show cruise, which will go from the bank to Ranney Street out to Whittle the Wood at Loudy-Simpson Park and loop back around on Fourth Street and Victory Way.

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Pressgrove said the expansion of the show is an example of how well the region supports Young Life.

"We really want to thank our sponsors because this whole community is coming closer together with this," he said.

— For more information on the Bear River Young Life Car Show, visit bearriver.younglife.org or call 970-629-9600.