Madison car show raises money for paralyzed veterans

MADISON, Wis. — For the second year in a row, vehicle enthusiasts gathered at East Madison Toyota for a car show benefitting paralyzed veterans.

Despite the rain Friday, John Wineke, the dealership’s general manager, expected several hundred vehicles to show up. Participants were able to compete for prizes in categories ranging from the muscle era to classic sub-’70s.

“We do a lot of events with the team, and this is probably one that was most sought after,” Wineke said. “A lot of team members came up to me and said, ‘Hey, let’s do it again,’ so it’s great having their support as well.”

Penske Motors and Toyota agreed to match every dollar raised at the event.

“Every dollar turns into three dollars, and that all goes 100% to the Paralyzed Veterans of America,” Wineke said.

To see a list of events happening in your area or to submit an event, visit the Channel 3000/Madison Magazine Community Calendar here.