The Mid-America All-Indian Center will shift gears from American Indian history to automobile history on Sunday, May 1. The museum will host the 5th annual Benefit Car Show from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event will serve to raise funds for the museum and its education programs.
Car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts will be able to enter their own vehicles in advance or at the gate to compete for a variety of awards which have been sponsored by local businesses. The event will be held at the Indian Center at 650 N. Seneca, and is free and open to the public.
This event will highlight an extensive display of cars, as well as a variety of hands-on activity areas for children. Some of Wichita’s food trucks will be present, and several jewelry and craft vendors will also be at the event. The museum inside the Indian Center will offer special half-price admission during the event.
“We are amazed by how much the Benefit Car Show has grown since its first year,” said Indian Center Director April Scott. “We can’t thank the community enough for its support. Our sponsors and attendees not only contribute to the success of this one event but are instrumental in helping us enhance and expand our year-round programming that educates new generations about the heritage of the American Indian.”
To enter a vehicle in the Benefit Car Show, an entry fee of $25 must be paid. Car owners may register by phone at 316-350-3340 or in person. All years, makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles are eligible for display. Proceeds from the event will benefit the nonprofit Mid-America All-Indian Center Board of Trustees.