FOR THE LAST 18 YEARS, the Injectors Car Club of Sandpoint has been donating money to the community and having fun doing so! According to Club President Gary Vanhorn, nearly $40,000 has been donated over the years to various local charities including Bonner General Health Community Hospice, Toys for Tots, Community Cancer Services, Bonner Community Food Bank and the Senior Center, just to name a few.
The proceeds they donate are raised through their annual Injectors Car Show, an event that will take place this year on September 9 in Downtown Sandpoint. “This is the reason we do the car show each year,” said Vanhorn, who has served as club president for the last nine years, “so we can give money to the charities.”
The show draws approximately 120 cars each year, with the entries primarily coming from Montana, Washington and Idaho, as well as a handful from Canada. “We would really like to see as many cars as possible from Sandpoint this year,” said Vanhorn. “You’d be surprised at how many nice [collector] cars there are here.”
The show begins at 9am with awards being given out at 2pm. There are 20 classes where trophies are given, and it is one of the few judged shows in the area. People can register the day of the event beginning at 8am. The cost is $20 per car and includes a T-shirt donated by Les Schwab and NAPA Auto Parts.
With so much community support, the cost to put on the show is minimal, allowing the club to give back even more money to local charities. One of those businesses that donates is O’Reilly Auto Parts, who covers the cost of the trophies. “That really makes a huge difference,” said Vanhorn.
The show has something for everyone. Home Depot will be on hand to help the little ones build models. There will be raffles, live music, free ice cream, trivia and even a frozen T-shirt contest. Come and join the fun!
For more information about the show or to become a member of the Injectors Car Club, visit SandpointInjectors.com.