The eighth annual Frank’s Father’s Day Car Show June 14 at Findlay Chevrolet drew more than 200 show cars along with many spectators.
A benefit for the Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, the event raised about $2,500 for fallen Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo and resident Joseph Wilcox, who were killed June 8 during a shootout in east Las Vegas.
“We had a lot of unique cars this year,” said Findlay Chevrolet Sales Manager Doug Fleming, who has coordinated the event for eight years.
“This show is great because we welcome all makes and models every year. New or old, this is a wonderful mix of cars. We had a 1941 Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Chevrolet from the department’s police museum, a $500,000 Lamborghini Aventador, a couple of Rolls Royces and a Packard.”
In addition, the car show featured live remotes from radio stations KKLZ-FM, 96.3 and Bob-FM, 107.9, which are Beasley Broadcasting stations. ShowBiz Kidz and country western singer Chance Michaels, a vehicle delivery manager for the dealership, provided the live entertainment.
Fleming, a 40 year-old native of Las Vegas who was graduated from Valley High School and UNLV, conceived the car show in 2007.
“I just wanted to host something for the dads of our community,” he said. “It has erupted in popularity over the years. There’s nothing like a good car show.”
Fleming saluted event sponsors Service King, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Summit Racing and Beasley Broadcasting.
For the fifth consecutive year, Fleming hand Warren Whitney, a Clark County Fire Department captain and president of the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation worked together on the charity car show.
“It went very well,” Whitney said, “And it’s going to get bigger and better as the years go on. We all really like the Findlay family for what it has done for this community. You can’t help but think they’re your friends when visiting the dealership.”
Situated between Rainbow and Jones boulevards off the 215 Beltway, Findlay Chevrolet is headed by General Manager Jamaal McCoy.
Findlay Chevrolet is part of Findlay Automotive Group founded more than 50 years ago by the late Pete Findlay, whose son, Cliff, now spearheads new and preowned vehicle operations in Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Idaho. For more information, call 702-982-4000 or visit www.findlaychevrolet.com.