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2/20/04 - Tyler

Car and Bike Show In Tyler

You name it, they've got it at the 15th annual East Texas Auto and Cycle Show at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler this weekend. Whether you like the vintage cars, or your taste is more in line with the hot rods, they have them.  They also have some tricked-out low-riders. There's even a couple of boats at the show for the first time, including the Batboat. All are meticulously cared for by their babying owners.

"Oh, I baby it pretty good," said car owner Shelley Clever.  "I've got an insulated, dark garage that I keep it in where no can get to it to try to save the paint on it."

"I bought [my truck] in 1977.  It's a part of the family," said truck owner James Arthur Ray.  "I spent a lot of time in the garage doing some things to it, and I imagine my wife did feel a little ignored sometimes."

"We can always get out of the dog house," said motorcycle owner Todd Hyde, "but being on the bike is a whole lot of fun, so, a little bit of trouble here and there isn't going to hurt anything too much."

The East Texas Auto and Cycle Show runs from 6pm to 8pm Friday, 9am to 8pm Saturday, and 10am to 5pm Sunday.  Admission is $7 for adults. Kids under 5 are free. There will also be a raffle for a 1965 Ford Mustang.  Those tickets are $5 each. All proceeds benefit the East Texas Crisis Center.

Kevin Berns reporting

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