On Saturday, April 13, one of the biggest “Show and Shine” car-and-bike-and-truck shows in New England is coming to Lime Rock Park. It is a first-time event, and it’s one of the largest efforts to benefit victims and the first responders of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. There will be huge convoys of vehicles from states as far away as Maine and Maryland, coming together to show their support for Newtown.
It’s called “Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook at Lime Rock Park” organized by George “Spikes” LeGrice, who lives in Raynham, Mass. At least a dozen other convoy leaders, including Walt Lemet of Torrington, Conn., have donated much time and effort to the cause. (Lime Rock Park is donating the facility and its staff to help make this happen.)
“Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook” is a Show-and-Shine for cars, trucks and bikes, featuring live music, a drifting exhibition and a motorcycle stunt show, plus other activities for kids and adults.
The show’s hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The show – close to 2,000 cars, bikes and trucks! – will be held in both the Infield and Outfield. All Lime Rock Park concessions and cafes will be open. On the racetrack during the show is an EMRA Track Day.
If you have a car, bike or truck you want to enter into the show, arrive between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. It’s a $15 donation for cars and bikes, $20 for pick-ups and bobtails.
If you come as a spectator, the donation is $5.
All proceeds collected from admission and individual donations will help those affected most by the tragedy – the families and first responders who suffered in the Newtown calamity.
These are the Newtown beneficiaries:
Sandy Hook Family Healing Fund
Started by parents in Newtown, the mission of the Sandy Hook Family Healing Fund is to assist the survivors from the two classrooms where the shootings took place. The Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. More information can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/TheSandyHookFamilyHealingFund
Adopt a Sandy Hook Cop
This program was started by Mother’s Embrace Yoga, from Shelton, Conn., to support the Newtown Police Department. The money collected by the program is provided directly to the Newtown Police Department liaison, which in turn distributes the funds to officers in need. More information can be found at: http://www.mothersembraceyoga.com/SANDYHOOKOFFICERSDONATION.html
To find out more on Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook, visit: http://www.facebook.com/events/103780373126870/
If you cannot make it to Lime Rock but would like to donate, please go to the individual charity websites.