This past Sunday, May 21st, more than 400 cars, trucks, and bikes participated in the 18th Annual Cars for CASA event hosted by the Metro East Division of the Dallas Builders Association, benefitting CASA children in Kaufman and Rockwall counties.
Cars for CASA, which is put on annually by more than 40 volunteers, has grown to become one of the most successful auto shows in North Texas. The first event in 2005 featured 80 cars and raised $2,600. This year’s show featured approximately 400 cars and raised over $102,000 for Lone Star CASA. Cumulatively this event has raised over $840,000 for Lone Star CASA.
“It was overwhelming to see such a large group of people come together to support Lone Star CASA” said Doug Bowerman, a member of the Dallas Builders Association Metro East, who helps chair the event and is also a past CASA board member. “We had record attendance, a record number of entries, and we will be able to deliver a very generous check to Lone Star CASA all while raising awareness for CASA in the community.”
Attendees of the event had the opportunity to enter a raffle & a 50/50 pot, all benefitting Lone Star CASA kids. While visiting the CASA booth, attendees were also able to learn more about the organization and how to become a volunteer for the organization.
From vintage autos to cutting-edge cars, there were some incredible participants in this year’s event.
The 2023 ‘Best of’ Winners included:
Best of Show Car- Don Patman: Gray & Black 1970 Olds 442-W-30
Best of Show Truck- Bravilo Camarillo: Black 1966 Chevrolet C10
Best of Show Motorcycle – Jeff Avery: Black 2020 Harley Davidson Road Glide
Best of Show Rat Rod- Randy Lynch: Black 1934 Ford 3 Window Coupe
Best Paint- Kerry Smithers: Blue 1965 Ford Mustang
Best Interior- Stan Morris: Black Pewter 1955 Chevy 210
Best Graphics- Levi Shartzer: Black Cherry with Flames 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Best Engine- William Wilbanks: Silver 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Cars for CASA is sponsored by Spiral X, The City of Rockwall, Rusty Wallis VW, Farmers Electric Co-op, Ford Family Ranch, Michael Joyce Properties, Oldham Lumber, Garages of America, Tucker Roofing Systems, Alliance Bank, Toyota of Rockwall, Journey Golf Carts and many others.
For more information about Lone Star CASA and Cars for CASA, please go to www.lonestarcasa.org.