East Texas Auto Cycle Show Feb. 17-19 raises money for women escaping violence

Published on Thursday, 2 February 2017 15:07 - Written by

DANNY MOGLE, danny@inmagtexas.com

The annual East Texas Auto & Cycle Show - one of the biggest and coolest car shows held in the region - is set for Feb. 17-19 at Harvey Convention Center.

A fundraiser for the East Texas Crisis Center, the show will feature “vehicles of all makes, from every decade, some very rare, some from car enthusiasts who own vast collections of cars,” according to promotional material.

Patrons can buy tickets to win a restored 1965 Mustang Convertible donated by David Irwin, of Tyler Ford, a longtime supporter of the show.

This Mustang has a 289 V-8 engine, power steering, power top, power windows, air conditioning, styled steel wheels, Caspian blue exterior with white deluxe Pony interior, show organizers said.

Tickets to the drawing cost $10 and can be purchased through the show’s website, autoandcycleshow.com.

Show hours are 4 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 at the center, 2000 W. Front St. Admission is $10.

Husband-wife singing duo of Matt and Megan Magill will perform from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 17 and a group of musicians called the Tyler All-Star Band will perform 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 19.

Money raised from the show helps women and their children who turn to the East Texas Crisis Center to escape family violence.