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Car show benefits American Legion Auxiliary

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  • Former County Commissioner Doug King brought four classic cars to the American Legion Auxiliary Car Show. Here, he is shown with his rare 1976 T-Top Trans Am. BULLETIN PHOTO/Tracy Thayer
    Former County Commissioner Doug King brought four classic cars to the American Legion Auxiliary Car Show. Here, he is shown with his rare 1976 T-Top Trans Am. BULLETIN PHOTO/Tracy Thayer

Bandera American Legion Auxiliary Open Car Show drew 16 beautiful classic cars from all over the county to the Hevenor’s Lumber Parking Lot on Sunday afternoon.

This annual car show benefits the auxiliary’s projects. They support local participants of the Boys and Girls State programs. The show in the parking lot at Hevenor’s Lumber Company on State Highway 16 drew entries from all over the Hill Country. Former Bandera County Commissioner Doug King brought four of his classic cars to the show.

His most popular entry was the 1976 Trans Am T Top like the cars used in the Burt Reynolds and Sally Fields movie “Smokey and the Bandit.” This was one of only 110 Pontiac Trans AMs built with a Y82 Special Edition 455cid four-speed with a Hurst T Top.

The black Trans Am was elegant and clearly built for speed. Other older models of cars like a 1953 Ford Shoebox and a 1951 Chevy Flatline were also on display. “It’s a pretty good turn out.” local Joe Ortega commented. The show also had a silent auction and a fifty-fifty drawing. A raffle for a Citizen watch was held. Food was provided as well.