Revving up  for car show

St. Martinville Kiwanis Club Car Truck Bike and Rat Ride Show chairperson Michelle Broussard got help from her son, Luke, in preparing for this weekend’s event and getting their family’s entry — a 1950 Blue Chevy the family calls ‘Esther’ — ready for Saturday.


ST. MARTINVILLE — Car and pickup truck enthusiasts are revving their engines and hoping for good weather this weekend as St. Martinville’s Kiwanis Club hosts its second annual Car, Truck, Bike and Rat Ride Show on Saturday in Magnolia Park.

Michelle Broussard, chairperson for the event, is excited and ready to welcome participants.

“We have an open class so anyone can come and register to participate, including the morning of the event up until 1 p.m. Registration is $30 and awards will be given at 2 p.m.,” Broussard said.

Those who don’t enter a vehicle in the show can come out and enjoy art vendors as well as jambalaya and beans prepared by Chad Boyer with the St. Martinville Kiwanis Club.

Broussard and her husband happen to be car and pickup truck lovers themselves and decided to participate.

“This truck belongs to my husband and she’s a 1950 Chevy named Esther,” Broussard said, “like Esther from Sanford and Son ’cause she’s a little ornery sometimes,” 

The first 100 persons to participate in the car show will receive goody bags. All participants will get their names in the hat for a drawing of 80 door prizes that range in price from $10 to $300 Broussard said. Participants also will receive two tickets to this year’s St. Martinville Kiwanis Pepper Festival. Pepper Queens for the festival will also be in attendance.

All proceeds from the event will go toward St. Martinville Kiwanis Clubs outreach to local boys and girls. 

“We help all the local children in our community,” Broussard said. 

“We do ‘Every Child’s a Swimmer.’ We do a reading program and we have a foster kids program amongst other things we do for the children in our community,” she said.

The car show is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Magnolia Park. There is no admission costs for people not participating in the car show.

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