Second Annual Shop with a Cop Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show to take place October 3 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00
      One again, Salem's square will be filled with the sights and sounds of classic, custom and modern cars, trucks and motorcycles. The Waters of Salem is presenting the Second Annual Shop with a Cop Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, October 3. The show will last from Noon to 6 p.m. Registration will be from Noon to 2 p.m., with judging beginning promptly at 1 p.m. The awards ceremony will take place from 5:15 to 6 p.m.
    Last year was the first year for this show, devised and coordinated by Christine Motsinger of The Waters of Salem. Last year's show had 94 registered participants and over 150 spectators were in attendance. Through registrations, donations, raffle ticket sales and everyone who supported the event, $1,999 was raised for the Shop with a Cop Program, which helps children in need receive presents for Christmas. This year's event will feature new processes to improve the show and help the event run smoother. All participants after registering will receive a “Ready to Judge” paper to be placed in their windshield to inform the judges of their car being ready to judge. This process will allow a quicker and more effective judging experience. In addition, judges scores will be received periodically throughout the day, and then entered into a computer spreadsheet to automatically tally the scores, allowing trophies to be awarded according to schedule. Trophies this year will include the Best Top 20, 5 specified trophies for motorcycles, Police Pick, Crowd Pleaser, Mayor's Choice, Sponsor's Favorite, Firehouse Favorite, and new this year will be the special Kid's Choice trophy, where kids will receive “Official Judge” stickers and be able to vote for their favorite. In total, over 30 trophies will be handed out.
    Also new this year, the square will be CLOSED to general traffic from 1 to 5 p.m. This will improve the safety for all those involved, and help to make the show even more family-friendly. All children still must be accompanied by an adult, and it is asked that you please not bring your pets.
    There will also be several other activities and events for the day.  These will include: A childrens' coloring contest from 2 to 4:30 p.m., with winners announced at 5 p.m.; food and concessions to be served all day; a candy corn count; a scavenger hunt from 12 to 4 p.m., and more. The show is free to the public.
    Goodie bags, t-shirts, ball caps and dash plates will be given to the first 100 registered participants. Registration costs $15 the day of the show or $12 if pre-registered before September 26. For more information about the show, directions or to pre-register, please contact Christine Motsinger Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (812) 883-1877, evenings and weekends at (812) 896-3924 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You may also visit the show's website at The show is still in need of donations and items for door prizes, raffles and more t-shirt sponsors.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 September 2009 08:22