"Freedom Cruze" And Car Show For Veterans

By: Lauren Squires
By: Lauren Squires

Each year the group picks a charity to raise money. This year it's hitting close to home for anyone who's served in the military.

“Just coming out to show the nifty fifty,” Earl Jones said.

That’s the name of Jones’ car.

“It's a 50 Chevy. Fleet line deluxe. I bought it stock off a car lot in 1993,” Jones said. “I've only waxed this one time since I had it painted.”

He’s showing is off at the Freedom Cruze and Car Show. This year the cause is close to home for Jones, who is a Navy veteran. The car show benefits "Cars for Heroes", a non profit that gives qualified veterans a new car.

“It’s gonna help a veteran that doesn't have a car to get to a job or to medical things and stuff like that,” Chairperson Pat Scheehy said.

For just $25 car lovers across the heartland entered the show and give to the cause.

“The American military all of us that have served, and currently are serving. So to participate in event where the American people can show their appreciation for the armed services that's a worthy enterprise,” Veteran Dean Corpman said.

He's showing his Ford Mustang.

Back at Jones' car, he’s combining two loves and honoring his fellow veterans.

“Veterans done something that nobody else would do. Not all veterans went in harms way. But yet being in the military that's close enough to being in harms way,” Jones said.

Two cars were given away to two deserving veterans at the event. There was also a cash prize to the car club that brought the most cars.

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