Camp Courageous' 36th annual “Cruisin’ for Camp Courageous” happens this Sunday, May 21st, from 10am to 4pm. This charity car show is one of Iowa's largest events of its kind; featuring hundreds of show cars, vintage vehicles, motorcycles, and trucks. This year's show promises to be even more exciting than previous years, with many unique attractions and events for the whole family.

Credit: Camp Courageous / Cedar Valley Street Rods
Credit: Camp Courageous / Cedar Valley Street Rods
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Check out our full interview with Becky Melchert, Administrative Assistant at Camp Courageous:

The event is presented by the Cedar Valley Street Rods, and this year's show will include a Monster Truck, a Transformer's “Bumble Bee” Camaro with props available for photo ops, and a Tesla S Plaid that can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds!  Taylor Concessions food truck will also be offering delicious treats like fried Twinkies and funnel cakes.

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Camp Courageous is located just southeast of Monticello, Iowa. This event will have a large silent and live auction, several food stands, music, and a craft show. 3D Sound will provide music and commentary, with pin striping demonstrations on the grounds. In addition, there will be laser tag, kid's games, prizes, and much more.

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The Camp Courageous train will be offering rides to individuals of all ages and zipline rides are just $10 each. A special guest van “Salute to the Fallen” will be on display featuring a special presentation before the live auction begins.

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Registration on the day of the show is $20 and runs from 8am to noon. All participating vehicles will receive two passes for the show. First and second place trophies will be awarded in 24 different classes, with the last award of the day being the “Spectator's Choice” given to the vehicle voted as the fan favorite.

Classic cars
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Admission to the event is $5 for adults with children 12 and under free. This fee will admit you to all events, including the car show, entertainment, and much more. Free parking is available.

Classic cars in a row parked on asphalt parking lot
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All proceeds from this Cruisin' event go to Camp Courageous, a year-round recreational facility for individuals with disabilities, serving nearly 10,000 each year. Visit their website for more details.

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