Rolling Chrome/Tahoe Thunder – Car & M/C Show at the Heavenly Village
Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7, 2019, Rolling Chrome/Tahoe Thunder - Car & M/C Show at the Heavenly Village. 25 trophies, poker walk, sidewalk sales, 50's music, gas money, $40 entry. Open to all.
Brought to you by Good Samaritans Safe Ride. Facebook page
The International Good Samaritans Safe Ride Program (a big name idea in a small town) was started to provide teams of sober designated drivers to be on call by beepers (all we had then) to respond to any calls from intoxicated drivers, their friends, or the bartenders who didn’t want their customers to drink and then drive themselves home.
It was quickly realized that this safe ride service needed to be free (many intoxicated people didn’t want to go home until they were out of money) and that we needed to get their cars home too (no I wouldn’t leave my car behind as I need it in the morning!) . Therefore the Good Sam plan (IGS) was to start a 501c3 nonprofit charity (donations accepted) and provide two sober drivers per team, one driver to follow the other IGS driver in the intoxicated driver’s car along with the intoxicated person and all their friends to point the way home (not always easy but always free!).
Now For The FUN part of this story! In order to keep these safe rides free, IGS decided to host an annual fundraiser based on the 50’s lifestyle and 50’s cars and call it Cool September Days Car, Truck, Motorcycle, and Vintage Camper Show. Along with an old car show, IGS would put on a 50’s style Sock Hop with dance, dress-up, and hairdo contests and at midnight at the Hop as a grand prize IGS would give away a locally donated and restored old car on a $1 raffle ticket.