Gainesville Car Show Raises Money for Charity over the Weekend
GAINESVILLE, FL--More than six hundred custom car and truck owners from all over the southeast came to Gainesville this weekend for a good cause.
'SlamFest' is an annual custom car show featuring everything from classic cars to the latest trucks and motorcycles.
Show organizer Mike Murray says the event is a unique way for what he calls 'Motor Heads,' to raise money for charity.
"This is our 21st year doing this show and every year we donate thousands and thousands of dollars to charities."
This year the money raised will be donated to support the breast cancer awareness foundation, and Alachua County Animal Services.
Truck and bike owners get to share new ideas and show off the latest custom additions to their vehicles.
Owner James Hines has been to several SlamFest shows with his truck called 'T-Rex.'
"It's a hobby, I've got a few other things a little wilder than this, this is like my Sunday driver."
Organizers say they've raised around 25-hundred dollars in donations for breast cancer awareness alone.
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