David Alvey – Guest Contributor
Mar 8 2016
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The 9th Annual Heights Car Show, sponsored by Crest Cadillac & Infiniti of Plano, will be held 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday April 2 at The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson. Last year, more than 300 cars were showcased and the event raised more than $7,000 and collected more than 1,000 pounds of food for the Network Food Pantry of Richardson.

“We started the show as a community outreach,” said show organizer Brian Ratcliff. “Each year it’s grown and attracted a wider range of vehicles... everything from Ferraris, Jaguars and Porsches to classic American muscle cars and hot rods to motorcycles and military vehicles. It’s one of the largest single day car shows in Dallas-Fort Worth. And the quality of the cars is remarkable.”

Show car registration is $20 per car/bike entry or 20 canned food items. Proceeds benefit The Network Food Pantry of Richardson. Spectators are free. There will be live music by Ken Savage and the Best Kept Secret Band with food vendors to create a festival atmosphere.

“We’re inviting the public to have lunch with NASCAR Chaplain Jim Cote as the car show begins,” Ratcliff said. “Jim was the chaplain for Dale Earnhardt and has led chapel services for pro football and baseball teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers.

Chaplain Jim Cote will be speaking from 11 a.m. - noon in The Heights Mezzanine, on the south end of the campus, upstairs over the courtyard. 

Best of Show & Sponsor’s Choice will be awarded, plus First & Second place winners in each class. A total of 46 large trophies in 22 classes, including: Pre-50’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s & Newer, Street Rod, Muscle Car, Corvette 1953-1982, Corvette 1984 & Newer, Camaro 67-81, Camaro 82 & Newer, Mustang, Open, Pre-80’s Import,   80’s & Newer Import, Custom, Exotic, Convertible, Truck Pre-80’s, Truck 80’s & Newer, Motorcycle, Military and Mopar.

Registration is available online at
or on-site 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2.

Celebrating 60 years of serving the Richardson and North Dallas area, the Heights Baptist Church is located at 201 W. Renner Road at U.S. 75 (Central Expressway) in Richardson. More information at