The best collection of classic, antique
and special interest cars trucks and motorcycles
in East Texas!
February 1st - 3rd
At Harvey Convention Center in Tyler
All proceeds benefit the East Texas Crisis Center
The 2013 East Texas Auto & Cycle Show features vintage, classic, and special interest cars, trucks and motorcycles from every decade. The show will feature the 1955 Thunderbird and winner of the prestigious 2012 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award. Dwayne Peace, of Tyler, won this national award among stiff competition from around the country. Other features will include the Golden Globe Car autographed by over 100 Hollywood stars. Another Hollywood star making its first appearance in East Texas is a 1935 Pierce Arrow that starred in the movie “The Sting” with Robert Redford and Paul Newman. The Pierce Arrow was the personal vehicle of actor George Burns and appeared with him in the movie “Oh God”. Show attendees will also get their first glimpse of a 2013 SRT Viper since Dodge stopped their production in 2010. This year will also feature a collection of rare trucks with models ranging from 1924 to 1970. The 1924 Model T Flowers Bread Truck will be making an encore appearance while a 1935 Winfield Truck will make its first appearance at the show.
This year we have even more Entertainment for Kids and Adults including slot car racing from Races2U.
Matt and Megan Magill will provide rock and roll along with classic country music with renditions of Bob Wills and Johnny Cash on Saturday. On Sunday the Tyler All-Star Band will entertain with their own special brand of 60’s rock and roll. In addition, this year entertainment will also include a slot car race track for children of all ages.
1965 Shelby GT350 Tribute Raffle
The East Texas Crisis Center is proud to be the recipient of the 2013 raffle car donated by Tyler Ford. David Irwin, the Managing Partner of Tyler Ford, has been very supportive to the mission of the East Texas Crisis Center and has donated the raffle car for ten consecutive years creating a signature brand for fundraising for our center”. This year’s raffle car is just such an amazing story of commitment, dedication and generosity beginning with Harry Ott’s widow who donated her late husband’s Mustang. The year-long restoration project by the Mustangs of East Texas is an incredible tribute to great group of men who have been so committed to helping the women and children that we serve. Then David Irwin took everything to the next level when he purchased the restored “tribute” 1965 Shelby Mustang GT 350 and gifted it to the East Texas Crisis Center to be raffled off.
Our event provides a weekend of family entertainment. Proceeds will provide safety, shelter, counseling and education for women and their children who have been victims of family violence and sexual assault.