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Cool rides for a cool cause take over National Infantry Museum

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Hot wheels and cool rides took over the parking lot at the National Infantry Museum on Saturday. Big crowds gathered to marvel over cars dating from pre-1940's to a 2013 Mustang

"This is great! We had people coming from north of Atlanta to do this car show and bring the Columbus community together," said event organizer Commander Sergeant Major Clyde Glen.

They're coming together not only to look at great cars, old and new, but to help raise money for the community.

"It benefits the local Columbus community. What we do is we take the money and we do Houses of Hero's project.  We do the Easter Shoe's Mission. We've also done three POW MIA monuments at one of the government buildings in Columbus; one in Phenix City, one here at The National Infantry Museum right over here."

Several of the car enthusiasts are veterans and active servicemen who say it's a great way to raise money and show off their rides.

"When I was in the army, I was a motor sergeant for twenty years and cars just fascinated me," participant Michael Clifford said.

After 20 years of being in the army and fighting in Desert Storm, Clifford says he finally got the one thing he always wanted.

"It's a very good car. It was on my bucket list," said Clifford.

Clifford's 2004 V06 commemorative edition royal blue Corvette, he names Zoe, was a stunner at the show.

The army's Silver Wings also dropped in to show support for the cause.

They've raised nearly $5,000 at the event. The winners go home with a cool trophy and bragging rights.

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