Classic car show rolls through Rapid City - KOTA Territory News

Classic car show rolls through Rapid City


By David Johnson

Rev up your engines!

The 15th Annual Counts Car Show is rolling through Rapid City this weekend.

Every year car enthusiast and classic car owners converged on the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

This year's show features over 230 hot rods, street rods, classics cars, trucks and muscle cars all under one roof.

Event coordinator Gary Kreun expects about 6,500 people to pass through the doors.

He said they try to do something different each year to bring in more visitors.

But it's really all about the cars.

"It's not because us. It's because the quality of cars people keep bringing and building to bring to our show," Kreun said.

Most of the car owners are locals, but some are from as far away as Nebraska and Colorado to show off their car.

Michael Hicks, of Keystone, brought his classic ride up to Rapid City for the first time.

"We're here to show off our 1967 GTX. It's got a 440 engine, about 400 horse. We restored it about nine years ago."

Some of the proceed from the event goes to the Boy's and Girl's Clubs, Girls Inc., KOTA Territory Care and Share Food Drive, the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Carly Jo Ellingson Race Team,

The show is open Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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