EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) –- The Gearheads Northwest Car Club flexed some hot rod muscle helping Eugene Mission homeless facility with the annual Hot Rod Reunion car show Saturday at Armitage Park.
This is only the second time that the Gearheads have put on the show, but Saturday more than one hundred different cars were registered to take part. None of the cars involved in the Saturday, July 28 show were no newer than 1977.
All of the proceeds raised went to the Eugene Mission’s Women and Children's Center to buy Christmas gifts.
"I think we took over two hundred gifts to them this year and so they certainly appreciate that and so we're kind of into taking care of the kids and making sure that at Christmas time they have something. If we didn't do it, a lot of them wouldn't have a gift at all so that's just something we took on to do,” says Jerry Dodge, one of the organizers of the Hot Rod Reunion.
Gearheads Northwest meets in the Eugene area. They don’t have a website, but say if you’re interested in joining, one of the best ways to get involved is to contact one of the local mechanic shops that restores classic cars.