Texas Corvette Association Hosts 29th Annual Boerne Car Show
BOERNE, TEXAS – About 300 Corvettes and 150 other classic and cool cars revved their engines on Saturday in the town of Boerne for the annual open car show.
“Open doesn’t just mean Corvettes, but also Mustangs, Chargers, Challengers, custom rods,” said Bill Weber, president of the Texas Corvette Association.
The TCA held its 29th auto show and also celebrated its 14th year as an official Fiesta event, raising over $1 million for children and families in need.
The fundraiser attracted over 400 applicants and all for a great cause. Proceeds benefited SJRC, an organization aimed at helping families and children affected by trauma, abuse and neglect.
“We offer hope, healing and a home to children and families, so we serve the most vulnerable population. That’s over 1,100 children and families throughout South Central Texas in the Hill Country,” said Lauren Side, public relations manager for SJRC Texas and Belong.
On display were red Corvettes, yellow Corvettes, older models and even newer ones. However, one man’s sports car served a different purpose.
“So my car is basically dedicated to every deceased officer in the state of Texas and all of their names are incorporated inside the thin blue stripes to be seen on the hood and on the top of the car and everything,” Randall Lara, a participant in the show, said.
It was a touching and unexpected moment that made the event even more special: out of a thousand names on Lara’s car, a woman came across her son’s name.
“The woman who was right there, she just saw her son’s name on the car and she got emotional. He was an officer in Lubbock from what she just said he died in the line of duty in 2001. So that’s what this car is for. It is to honor the men and women, like her son, who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect us and our communities,” Lara said.
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