Vintage truck and car enthusiasts be cruising into Farmers Branch on Saturday, September 8 for the 19th Annual Classic Pickups-N-Panels Truck Club Shootout. Special guests this year include the North Star District Scouts and Pinewood Derby Races. The Shootout auto show is open to the public with free admission from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Farmers Branch Historical Park.

Photo caption: Pickups-N-Panels members and friends at the 2017 Car-Truck Shootout auto show.

As the name implies, Farmers Branch Historical Park emphasizes regional history with several buildings from the 19th century on site, which makes it an ideal location for an event showcasing slightly more recent history. Pickups-N-Panels Classic GM Truck Club is a non-profit organization of North Texas folks who own, have owned or wish they owned a Chevrolet or GM truck more than 25 years old. They invite anyone with a classic car or truck to bring it out and show it off. The entry fee for each vehicle is $20, but on-lookers get in for free.

More than 90% of sponsorship funds from this event will be donated to VeteranHelp and the American Cancer Society. VeteranHelp distributes funds to vets across the state through various veteran service organizations. In 2017, the funds raised by the club were used to sponsor the Allen Race for the Cure, which went on the raise $95,000 for the fight against cancer.

Pickups-N-Panels would like to encourage other area car and truck clubs join them for the Shootout. Members designed and built custom trophies, including an award to be given to the club who brings the most participants.

Honors will also go out to the vehicle with the Best Paint, Best Interior, and Best Engine. And there are the highly coveted awards for Top Truck, Top Car and Best in Show.

Make plans to bring the family and stay all day. Food, including hamburgers, hot dogs, tamales, snow cones and ice cream, will be available, and there will be a bounce house for the kids.

Gates open at 9:30 a.m., registration is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and awards will be handed out at 2:30 p.m. Save time on Saturday and register your vintage show car in advance online.

After you’ve seen the cars, walk through the park to see examples of early Texas architecture at the depot, school, church, cottage and house. These buildings offer visitors an insight to what life was like in Farmers Branch in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and are worth a visit on their own. Farmers Branch Historical Park hosts a variety of events including Family Star Night on Tuesday, September 11 and Date Night in the Park on Saturday, September 15. See more details about these and upcoming Farmers Branch events here.

Farmers Branch Historical Park is centrally located in the DFW metroplex at 2540 Farmers Branch Lane in Farmers Branch and easily accessible from Dallas and surrounding communities via I-35E, 635, and the Bush Turnpike. Visitors should enter at the Farmers Branch Lane entrance and show vehicles must enter via Josey Lane.  Follow the 19th Annual Classic Car-Truck Show on Facebook!

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