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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Lamb's Fellowship Car and Motorcycle Show 2018 brings record crowd

 

Last updated 5/24/2018 at 10:09am

Tony Ault

Almost 2,000 people come out to enjoy Lamb's Fellowship Car and Motorcycle Show with 140 cars and 120 motorcycles on display Saturday, May 19, in Lake Elsinore.

The song "Born to be Wild" filled the air at the annual Lamb's Fellowship Car and Motorcycle Show with 130 motorcycles and 140 hot rods and classic cars lining the parking lot at the Lake Elsinore church Saturday, May 19.

The crowds could not have been more pleased with almost perfect weather, rocking music from the "British Invaders," food vendors, Icees made to order, car and motorcycle equipment displays and an opportunity to help Lamb's Fellowship Christian church with its community service programs.

"This is the biggest show we have had in five years, with 140 cars and 130 motorcycles on display," Paul Kakis, volunteer executive director of Lamb's Fellowship events ministry, said. "We were sold out of spaces two weeks ago. We must have close to 2,000 visitors here today."

He said he was particularly pleased when Lake Elsinore City Mayor Pro Tem Steve Manos presented the show with a certificate of appreciation for the church's service to the community.

He said 100 percent of proceeds from the event will be used to "support children's programs in our community in partnership with the city of Lake Elsinore and Lamb's Fellowship Youth Ministries.

"The net proceeds go to our sending youth to our summer camp and our vacation Bible school that is free to anybody who wants to attend," Kakis said.

He added that Lamb's Fellowship has a special needs program that is non-faith based that goes to help children with autism and Down syndrome, and they also support Pepper Street Homework House that does tutoring for children that need special training.

"Kids in our community really need our help," he said.

Kakis said $15,000 was the goal for the show this year.

"I think we are pretty close," he said

The visitor to this year's Lamb's Fellowship Car and Motorcycle show enjoyed the 51 vendors set up in the parking area and a mix of everything from the classic 1955 Chevrolets to the newest ZR1 Corvettes. Motorcycles ranged from the super Hagabusa Suzukis to every model of Harley Davidsons, all tricked out in the best chrome and wheels.

Entertaining with their popular rock music throughout the event were members of the "British Invaders" band with the sounds of the popular 50s to 70s rock music echoing over the parking lot and church grounds.

Car clubs such as the "Boomers," and others including the" Drifters," "Cadillac Kings," "Canyon Lake" and "KSS" took their spots and set up shelters where visitors could learn from the owners about ways they too could trick up their vehicles for show.

Motorcycle riders sported their colors with most describing their Christian ministries and military veteran affiliations that abound in the Inland Empire. The motorcycle rider friends were always willing to talk about their bikes and even share a prayer that day with the visitors, if desired.

At the show's conclusion, Kakis handed out 28 "Best of Show" wheel trophies and two overall winners of the motorcycles and cars entered in the event. The identities of the three judges were not revealed.

The winners of raffles, the silent auction, 50-50 drawing and certificates of appreciation were also announced.

Tony Ault can be reached by email at [email protected]

 

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