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2/16/08- Tyler

East Texas Auto And Cycle Show In Full Gear This Weekend

From classic cars, trucks and cycles to the more modern, the East Texas Auto & Cycle Show has it all.

"It's little, but it's loud," said Karl Branam standing next to a 2005 Mini Cooper.  Plus more speed.

"It gets around the track pretty good," said Branam.  "It'll even keep up with a vet."

"I think it's really neat that they can actually have these here, especially like these that you hear of everywhere else," said Rosie Beindorf of Rusk.  "You don't expect them here in Tyler."

"People put a lot of work in on these things and they're really pretty," said Jim Seale of Pittsburg.  "I'm so glad they keep them up and keep them going, so we can look at them and enjoy them."  One of the oldest on display is a 1926 Rolls Royce Phantom with an interesting history.

"We heard about Victoria, which we call Rolls, in a barn somewhere near some village," said owner Ken Godden.  "So, we went hunting for it, and we found her."   The Godden's found it in an English barn in 1964 and were sold.

"I paid $450.00 for it, and beat him down from $475.00, so I was proud of that," said Godden.  "The fact, you know that it's a rolls and one of a kind, you couldn't put a price on all the people we've met in 42 years because of this old car."   Lots of work, time and detail that'll hopefully pay off for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

"The Crisis Center, we believe, is a vital part of our community and any way we can volunteer to help then we're willing to do that," said Christian Motorcyclist Association President Jane Harrelson.

Sunday, one lucky East Texan will win a brand new Mustang GT in a raffle drawing.  That's at 4:15 p.m. The show opens at 9:00 a.m., Sunday morning and goes until 4:00 p.m. at the Harvey Convention Center in Tyler.  Admission is $10.  Children under 12 are free.

Courtney Lane, Reporting  clane@kltv.com

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