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Sheriff's car show in Elburn raises thousands for Make-A-Wish Foundation

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  • Hayden Senese and Evan Olson of Sugar Grove check out a souped-up 1965 Chevy Nova at Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez's Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show at the Martin family farm in Elburn.

       Hayden Senese and Evan Olson of Sugar Grove check out a souped-up 1965 Chevy Nova at Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez's Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show at the Martin family farm in Elburn.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez's Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show were held Saturday at the Martin family farm in Elburn.

       Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez's Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show were held Saturday at the Martin family farm in Elburn.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez collects registration fees as participants show up for Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show at the Martin family farm in Elburn.

       Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez collects registration fees as participants show up for Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show at the Martin family farm in Elburn.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Miles Gorecki of Sycamore polishes up the bumper of his 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlas SX during Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez's Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show at the Martin family farm in Elburn.

       Miles Gorecki of Sycamore polishes up the bumper of his 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlas SX during Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez's Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show at the Martin family farm in Elburn.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez held his Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show at the Martin family farm in Elburn.

       Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez held his Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show at the Martin family farm in Elburn.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
 

Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez is not running in the upcoming election so Saturday's Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show in Elburn will be the last he organizes as sheriff.

Perez did not rule out continuing to put on the show after leaving office so that he could continue to use the event to help local charities.

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"It is a good way for the sheriff's office to work hand-in-hand with the community to help people less fortunate," he said Saturday.

The car show had more than 100 vehicles of all kinds on display, including a 1931 Ford Model A, 1941 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan, and various police and military vehicles. Most of the cars were in near perfect condition, some having been lovingly restored by their owners.

Miles Gorecki of Sycamore showed off his 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlas SX, which he fully restored himself after buying the car in 2005.

Perez chose Make-A-Wish Foundation Illinois as the a local charity to be the recipient of the proceeds of the show, which comes from the entry fee, visitor fee, 50/50 raffle and a portion of money from food sales. He had $7,000 of his $10,000 goal by the start of the show, so he was very confident they would reach their goal.

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