By Kayla Hayes

The Motto of the High Rollers Car Club of Riverview (established in 1984) is “Classic Cars Are Our Dreams.” They are known for holding local “cruise-in’s” for owners of classic cars, monthly meetings to share in the planning of car shows, and other social events such as dinner fellowships and picnics.

This year on Saturday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the High Rollers Car Club will be hosting their 26th annual charity car and truck show at Gator Ford on I-4. This is the 12th year that the classic car club will be supporting the Mason Dixon Christmas Wish Fund which helps families in the Tampa Bay area who have fallen on hard times – like job loss, illness, lack of child support, or other challenges. The event is free to spectators who wish to see some classic cars up close and enjoy some music and other entertainment.

Besides displaying some unique vehicles dating from as far back as the fifties and a couple of great race cars, this year’s Christmas car show will feature music artist Kenny Flint, accompanied by The Rough Diamond Band. A high school ROTC Color Guard will be presenting the colors at 11 a.m., and valve cover races will follow at 12 Noon. There will also be a live auction and 50/50 sales at the event, as well as a variety of food and product vendors.

For classic car owners who would like to display their vehicles at the show – awards will be given out to the top 20 vehicles older than 1980, the top 10 newer than 1981, and other for the best paint, interior, engine and presentation – can obtain a registration form at Pre-registration is $15 until Saturday, December 1 and $20 the day of the event. Also see this Website to view the rules for the valve cover race or register as a vendor. Email the High Rollers Car Club at for more information.

For more details on the Mason Dixon Christmas Wish Fund charity, visit Soda can pull tabs are also being collected for the Shriners Burn Center.

Come out to Gator Ford at 11780 Tampa Gateway Blvd. on Saturday December 8 for a fun day filled with classic cars, music, charity and more.

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