Pauls Valley police host fundraiser car show

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (KXII) More than 100 cars lined the streets of Pauls Valley on Saturday for the 23rd annual Pauls Valley Police Officer's Open Car Show.

One of the many unique cars at the show was Ray Robison's bright green 1980 Subaru BRAT.

Robison said he got the vehicle from his father-in-law after one of his father-in-law's granddaughters did not want it.

"He set it under an apple tree in his back yard," Robison said. "It sat there for a few years and I made a deal with him that I would paint his house for the car. I promised him I would restore the car."

Police Chief Mitch McGill said the police department hosts the car show to raise money for equipment and training beyond the city's budget.

McGill said proceeds from past car shows have gone toward stop sticks, handheld radios and computer equipment to help with investigations.

"Tactical vests, along with tactical helmets, that kind of stuff," McGill said. "Pretty pricey stuff that we couldn't always get if it wasn't for our fundraising abilities."

Robison said he enjoys helping out the police department.
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"It feels good," he said. "We need to support our police and our fire."

Pauls Valley police said the car show usually make more than $10,000.

This year is no exception.

McGill said the department appreciates its supporters and the car owners.

"So, we want to thank all of those sponsors and thank everybody that came out today," McGill said. "Obviously, if we didn't have the cars, we wouldn't have a car show so we want to thank those people."



 
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