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Ventura Super Indoor Car Show raising funds for The Children’s Workshop

VENTURA, Calif. - Visitors from across the region are shifting gears and accelerating in excitement at the Ventura Super Indoor Car Show.

"Coming from Santa Barbara came for the day to check out the cars lot of hard work goes into them and a lot of good stuff out here," said visitor Louis Maldonado of the Ventura Super Indoor Car Show.

"Came over here to just come take pictures and model and to show my culture you know," said visitor Luna Estrada of the Ventura Super Indoor Car Show.

Held at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, the car show revved up custom cars, trucks, hot rods, motorcycles, bicycles and more for the community to enjoy. 

"The car community brings me here … coming from Cali Collision Kings ... I do auto body I do paint that’s what brings me here .. I’m from San Fernando Valley," said visitor Calvin Webster of the Ventura Super Indoor Car Show.

"I’m excited because this is an awesome lifestyle we grew up in it we love cars we love custom king cars we live showing off our cars and let people get excited about the creativity we have behind three cars," said visitor George Perez of the Ventura Super Indoor Car Show.

Organizers said it’s a packed house, and they’re projecting thousands of visitors at this year’s car show.

"Maybe 5,000 visitors, but we have over 800 cars in here already," said promoter Bird Rice of the Ventura Super Indoor Car Show.

In addition to keeping visitors loaded with chrome-plated entertainment, this car show also benefits The Children's Workshop, a 501c3 arts non-profit in Oxnard.

"Our mission is to provide art experiences for low income children," said founder Armando Lopez of The Chidlren's Workship.

The organization promotes arts education to enhance their social and emotional development as well as academic achievement. 

The program is designed to offer free arts workshops including art and drama for children, especially those facing low income challenges.

"We’re called to help each other right .. being able to help another human billing that gives … a lot of people that attend this show … a ton of gratification," said Perez.

This marks the 8th year for the Ventura Super Indoor Car Show.

Organizers of the car show hopes the community will help support arts advocacy for the under-served youth.

The Ventura Super Indoor Car Show was held September 24 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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