Car show supports a good cause

It was far from a quiet Sunday, July 14, 2013 here in Amarillo as the La Mission Car Show rolled into town.

Hundreds of people sharing similar passions gathered at the Amarillo Civic Center today.

Sunday was the fourth annual La Mission Car Show and concert, where people admired a multitude of different vehicles, motorcycles, and bikes, but this is not your ordinary car show.

Hosted by the Puravida Car Club, their vision was to incorporate their passions, cars, music, and Christ to support a good cause.

"We wanted to get everybody that had a passion for the car club, cars and that kind of lifestyle, but we also wanted to incorporate being a Christian," said Club member, Monique Lozano "We just try to make it where it's Christian based so it's just positive."

Club Secretary, Silvia Duran said the Club is unique because they share their love for cars and minister at the same time.

Lozano said the Car Club just recently became an official ministry where their goal is to not only share the word but to put a positive outlook on car clubs, which often times get a bad name or have bad reputations.

This event also raised money to support the March of Dimes charity.

"We're very thankful for people that just contact us out of the blue and are willing to help out," said March of Dimes representative, Carla O'Neal "Every dime counts and we're hoping they have a great year this year."

It was no small miracle that the Puravida Car Club chose to support March of Dimes, as they found it in their hearts to give back to a charity whose research helped a little angel in their family.

Lozano said a child in their family was born premature and has had several heart surgeries.

"We just decided that March of Dimes was a great charity to help out. We wanted to help babies be stronger and healthier," said Duran "It's a warm feeling to know that they're there to help us out so we wanna give back."

Attendees enjoyed live music from multiple Christian bands, vendors, and of course cars galore, all while coming together to support one cause, and one charity.

Puravida Car Club hopes to raise at least a couple thousand dollars from the La Mission Car Show.