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Veterans Day Car Show to Feature Antiques and Classics

LAS CRUCES -- Automobiles of every age, style and make will highlight the third annual Veterans Day Antique and Classic Car Show and Swap Meet Nov. 7 at the Veterans Center in Truth or Consequences.

More than 80 cars from across New Mexico and other states will be on display at the free event, said Mike Cook of New Mexico State University's Rural Economic Development Through Tourism (REDTT) project.

REDTT, a project of NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service, promotes agriculture through tourism.

People can attend the auto-related swap meet and buy arts and crafts, he said. There also will be food vendors, door prizes, goodie bags and T-shirts.

A panel of judges will rate antique and classic autos for authenticity and overall condition, Cook said. In addition to best of show, winners also will be named in the "hard luck" and farthest distance categories. Trophies will be awarded to the winners.

"This is only the third year for the antique and classic car show in T or C, but it's really taken off," he said. "There will be some really beautiful antique cars for people to see, plus some special interest vehicles like a Viper, a three-wheel Morgan car, some hot rods and custom cars and maybe even an exotic Harley or two."

Show registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants must pay $17.50 to enter their first vehicle in the show and $10 for each additional vehicle. All proceeds will go to local nonprofit organizations.

For more information, contact Bill Callahan, owner of Callahan's Auto Museum in T or C, at (505) 894-6900. Or visit the REDTT web site at: WWW.nmsu.edu/~redtt.