Annual D.A.R.E. car show celebrates history, benefits anti-drug programs
The D.A.R.E. program, which aims to keep kids away from drugs, held their annual car show in Central Point today.
Grants Pass city councilman and car enthusiast Rick Riker showed off his two electric vehicles, a Tesla and a Riker family prototype from the late 1800s.
He stumbled upon it in a magazine one day, and claimed it back into the family, eager to share it's history with other people.
"It's really neat to see some of the younger kids that come here and that they have an interest in cars because we sense that a lot of kids, they don't work on cars today so they don't have the attachment we did when we were younger," says Riker.
Car owners pay a fee to show their car, which funds programs that educate 5th grade students on the dangers of drug use.
But for Riker, this car show goes a step further, in giving the children and families something more to get excited about.