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Midvale Journal

Viewing vintage vehicles for a good cause

Sep 23, 2019 12:06PM ● By Sarah Morton Taggart

William Taggart, age 3, points to the engine of a classic car at the 25th Annual Kruisers for Kids Charity Car Show on Aug. 17. (Sarah Morton Taggart/City Journals)

By Sarah Morton Taggart | [email protected]

John Dixon drove his 1920 Dodge Brothers D Buckof from his home in West Jordan to Midvale City Park on Aug. 17. He joined 367 other vintage car owners in showing off their vehicles for a good cause.

The 25th Annual Kruisers for Kids Charity Car Show raised $30,500 through registration fees and a live auction. All proceeds went directly to Shiners Hospitals to help children in need.

When children are unable to ride traditional bikes due to a medical condition, adaptive trikes provide a way for them to play and exercise outdoors. The trikes are custom built for each child and typically cost $900 to $2,700 each. Children who receive a trike from the hospital get to keep it as their own possession.

“This was my first year [at this show],” said Dixon. “I’ll come every year from now on.”