Make-a-Wish Car Show Draws Record Crowds

With nearly 400 cars and approximately 10,000 attendees; The 32nd Annual Make-A-Wish Car Show in Amarillo is where kid's dreams come alive.

Get behind the wheel of the 32nd Annual Make-A-Wish Car Show with Street Auto Group's Motormouth Video Podcast. "We had the best turn out ever" says Alba Austin, Development Officer of the Make-A-Wish North Texas branch.  "Thousands of people came from all over to help make our kid's dreams come alive."

Held at the Amarillo Civic Center, this year's car show wasn't able to accommodate all the entrants who wanted to participate. "We received an overwhelming amount of support" says Austin. "We were hoping for 300 vehicle entries and we exceeded that by far; Thank you Amarillo, Texas!"

"This show started over thirty years ago with an old school car group; the Panhandle Council of Car Clubs, getting together every Saturday morning to talk about their love of cars. Today, they're helping hundreds of kids be a little happier."

John Luciano, General Manager, Street Volkswagen

The Make-A-Wish Foundation assists children with life-threatening illnesses by making their most special dreams come true. "It can be a real game changer in their life" says Austin.

The Panhandle Council of Car Clubs in Amarillo, Texas helped sponsor this year's event.  Laid Out Kustoms of Amarillo, featured a 1962 Chrysler 300 at the show which will be restored and customized by the donated efforts of assorted automotive, tire, glass, paint and mechanic shops throughout Amarillo.  For a chance to win this custom hot rod, the public is encouraged to participate in a Facebook raffle being sponsored by the Street Auto Group of Amarillo.

"The Make-A-Wish Car Show has been a West Texas Panhandle tradition for decades" says John Luciano, General Manager of Street Volkswagen.  "Street Toyota and Street Volkswagen are proud to help support such a very important cause" says Luciano. "This show started over thirty years ago with an old school car group; the Panhandle Council of Car Clubs, getting together every Saturday morning to talk about their love of cars" says Luciano.  "Today, they're helping hundreds of kids be a little happier."

Street Auto Group will select four, randomly drawn participants to receive a $25 raffle ticket from Laid Out Kustoms, with the proceeds to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Raffle tickets can also be purchased from Laid Out Kustoms directly through May 18th, 2016. Check out the Motormouth Video Podcast for a 'before and after' view of this custom-built Chrysler 300. For more information visit the Laid Out Kustoms website:

For more information on how you can assist the Make-A-Wish Foundation visit Subscribe to the Motormouth Car-Buying Podcast on iTunes for the latest in good news from the West Texas Panhandle region. Apple iPhone users: 1) Select the purple Podcast logo on your iPhone 2) Search for ‘Motormouth’ 3) Click on the red, podcast logo and listen!

Street Toyota is a high-volume store in Amarillo, with a population 196,000.  For more information about Street Toyota, visit the dealership at 4500 South Soncy Road in Amarillo, Texas. To speak with a representative call the dealership at (806) 355-9846.

Street Toyota has served the Amarillo area for over 34 years and has received the prestigious Toyota President's Awards for the past 11 years.  Street Toyota was named the 2012 Automotive News ‘100 Best Dealerships To Work For.’  Street Toyota has been a valuable corporate citizen in the Panhandle area. They provide support to area nonprofit organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, United Way, The Mavericks Boys and Girls Club, High Plains Food Bank, Eveline Rivers Christmas Project, Snack Pak 4 Kids, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Museum of Art, Discovery Center, CACHA (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), West Texas A&M University and many other organizations.

Media Contact: Flo Lopez, Street Toyota of Amarillo, Texas, (806) 355-9846, 


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