This is one of the very nice restored antique car photo I took this morning at the 25th annual Toys for Tot’s event at Wickenburg, Arizona. It was a cloudy and cool day to hang out with car fans. I have to admit that I am not a big antique car fan, but my wife and I had good time to take photos of them with my digital camera.
I got an email just at the last moment after we got back from hiking at Lost Dutchman Trail. My friend told me to drop by with unwrapped new toys to give out to other poor kids as part of the event. I dropped the toys at the places that many other car fans or antique car owners meet. We all head out to Wickenburg at about 9.00AM.
The above photo shows 3 cars in front of me, which are part of the event. My wife took the photo.
I was told by my friend that there are about 566 cars there to compete for the grand prize. My friend is one of the top reputable automobile appraisal in Arizona. He is one of the four judges for the contest. I took many car photos and meet some cool friends.
The oldest car at the event is 1922. I could not even name the car myself. However, there are many cool cars stored by the talented owners with very interesting creative mind.
One really funny one is the Jack In The Box Head in the car. No matter where I move, it is always looking at me. That is funny.
As much as I love taking photos of cars, I was there for good cause. To give away gift to poor kids for the great holiday and take the enjoyment in. I was really exciting that how many people showing up and fulling up the gift truck. I even saw some little girls handing the gift to the toy collector. That is what this event is all about – To educate our off-springs to help the people who needs help.
I left the event before they pick the contest winner. I was told that the 30 foot long trailer are filled up with toys to the roof. It was filling up very quickly in just few hours. The guy who collects the toys did awesome job. I appreciate what he has done to help making this event a successful one. He has done that again since 1990.
More toys are collected and filled up on the pretty Ford Truck.
While driving back to home, I realize what we have done today is exactly what other successful entrepreneurs did. They give out something good to others before taking in something meaningful for themselves. I would love to do something like that again.
If you would like to see more photos of cars I took. Feel free to visit the following link on Flickr.