Dream Machines raises money for Children’s Heart Camp

MORGANTOWN — Thankfully, Saturday the weather stayed nice, so people were able to come out and see some vehicles, new and old. Premier Chevrolet, at the University Town Centre, hosted the Dream Machines Car Show. The non-profit does fundraising by holding car shows for the public.

President of the Dream Machine Car Club, said that it can vary how many people will participate in the car shows. Saturday Milam said the turnout was smaller because the forecast was calling for rain. About 75 or 80 cars graced the parking lot during the hot Saturday afternoon. There were cars of all shapes, sizes, colors and years lined up together so people could inspect the vehicles.

“It’s just a lot of fun and a lot of nice guys getting together and all that stuff,” he said

Milam is president of the car club, and has been for 13 years. Milam said the show gives the car owners an opportunity to show the public what they have and the things they can do with the older cars. A car for every taste was on display, from newer muscle cars to bright classic cars.

“It’s a dying thing,” he said.

Formed in 1989, the Dream Machines Car Club is the longest existing car club in Morgantown. Milam himself has three cars for shows, A Dodge pick-up Truck, a 79’ Thunderbird, and another car in the works.

Time and money are big components to what goes into the vehicles, some might end up costing $30,000 or $40,000; some might be upwards of $50,000 or $60,000.

The different ways the club raises money is through the cars shows and 50/50 drawings. Saturday they also had a Chinese Auction.

“We’re not in it to make money. We gave away 1,000 dollars today and I guarantee you we didn’t make 500,” he said.

The money raised Saturday went to Children’s Heart Camp. The organization sends children with heart conditions to camp in the summer for free.

“And that’s why we donate,” said Milam.

Next stop for the cars is High Street on Wednesday June 20th. It’s in effort to get people to visit Downtown Morgantown. The street will be reserved for club members to park the cars so people can check them out. Tanner’s Alley started it for the club and Milam said it’s turned out to be a pretty good thing for them.

If Milam had to pick a favorite car, well, he probably wouldn’t do it.

“Hard to do, I couldn’t do it, no way,” he said.

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