16th Annual Rollin' Relics Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
August 28, 2016
The Rollin Relics sponsored the 16th annual Cruise to the Carousel on Sunday, August 28. It was another great success! There were 186 cars registered for the Car Show. Estimates put the crowd at 700 to 800. Guests were able to look at all the cars, bid on silent auction items, sign up for door prizes, enjoy food and drink and, as always, enjoy a free ride on the Carousel! The Carousel had nearly 1,000 riders during the event.
The winner of the coveted Carousel Choice Award was Gene Poore. Gene’s car is a 1940 Ford Sedan. The winner of the Union Park Neighborhood Association award was a beautiful 1941 Oldsmobile owned by Chuck Clark. To see more pictures from the show, check out the Rollin Relics facebook page, rollinrelicsdsm.
Cruise to the Carousel is a fun event for the community but it is also very important to the Carousel. It is the largest fundraiser for the Carousel each year. This year, members of the Rollin Relics presented the Heritage Carousel with a check for $7,000.00. Support from donors like the Rollin Relics allows us to maintain and update the Carousel while keeping the cost of a ride to 50 cents for children. For more information about donating to the Carousel, click here.
2015 Cruise to the Carousel
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The 15th Annual Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
a Huge Success!!
Carousel Choice winner Chad Davis and his '57 Chevy Bel Air!
It was the Cruise to the Carousel's 15th year!! It was a banner year with a record breaking 220 cars registered and 986 free rides given! It was a lovely day for all in the park. Great food, amazing cars, smiles, and Carousel rides for everyone!
The Cruise to the Carousel Car Show is put on by a lot of hard work, love, and dedication by the many volunteers from The Rollin' Relics Car Club. They put in a lot of work all year 'round to make this wonderful event happen and to help support The Heritage Carousel. We can't thank them enough! Many thanks to everyone who supported the show by organizing, entering, attending, and/or donating to the event.
The Rollin' Relics are the largest contributor to The Heritage Carousel and have generously donated over $46,000 in the past 15 years to help keep the Carousel going 'round and keep the rides at 50 cents for children.
Congratulations to the 2014 winner of the
Carousel Choice Award, Gale Gregg!!
Gale and his 1958 Chevy Tow Truck ("Mater!")
This year the Cruise to the Carousel Car Show had 160 registered cars as well as numerous cars in attendance from The Rollin Relics. It was a lovely day for all in the park! Great food, amazing cars, smiles and Carousel rides for everyone! The Rollin Relics sponsorship of the Carousel provided 1,100 FREE RIDES during the event. WOW! To view more photos from this year's event, click here.
The Cruise to the Carousel Car Show is put on by a lot of hard work, love, and dedication by the many volunteers from The Rollin Relics Car Club. They put in a lot of work all year round to make this wonderful event happen and to help support The Heritage Carousel. We can't thank them enough! Many thanks to everyone who supported the show by organizing, entering, attending or donating to the event.
The Rollin Relics is the largest annual contributor to The Heritage Carousel. They help to keep the Carousel going 'round and keep the rides at 50 cents for children.
2013 Rollin' Relics Cruise to the Carousel winner is
Larry A. Osborn of Des Moines
THANK YOU Rollin’ Relics Car Club & Congratulations on
a record breaking
Bob Lehrkamp, Chair of the 2012 car show, presents a donation check and customized mailbox to Carousel Director, Susan Kuker and
Foundation Board Members, Scott Cahill, Rachele Kugel and Bobbi Segura.
The 2012 Cruise to the Carousel had a record breaking show with 188 registered cars and the club gave a donation of $7,000 to the Des Moines Carousel Foundation in November. The car club has held the car show in Union Park for 12 years. The show continues to get better and more popular each year. Thank you to the many club members who organize, arrange for donations, coordinate cars, food and the schedule. It is a nearly year round effort of lots of hours, hard work and sweat that goes to support the Carousel, help the Foundation keep up on maintenance needs and help keep the price for a child’s ride at just 50¢. A custom, hand-painted mailbox was donated to the Carousel. The mailbox is a beautiful and fun depiction of cars at the Carousel. The fun and phenomenal artwork was done by Rich Hansen of Des Moines. Look for it to be on display at the Carousel in 2013!
Mark your calendars for the 2013 Cruise to the Carousel – Sunday, August 25th.
Rollin’ Relics Car Club Members – still having fun after a long, but successful, show!
Thank you Rollin’ Relics Car Club for a Great Show!
The 12th Annual “Cruise to the Carousel” took place Sun., August 26th and it was BIG!
Over 180 beautiful cars were registered.
Congratulations to Kent Gatzmeyer, recipient of the “Carousel Choice Award”!
Kent, from Des Moines, is owner of a 1959 NSU Prinz II.
Congratulations also to the Pilcher Family from Cummings, Iowa!
Jacob and Isaac were two of the winners in the Model Car Contest, new to the Car Show this year. Isaac Pilcher was the Carousel Award Winner of the Model Car Division for his model “Moose’s Chop Shop”. Thanks for entering!
Thank you to all who supported the show by organizing, entering,
donating to the event and/or attending. The Rollin’ Relics is the largest annual contributor to the Heritage Carousel!
Over 1500 free Carousel rides were taken during the show!
To view additional photos from this year’s event, click here!