Car auction honors War Veterans

Published: Apr. 23, 2016 at 6:38 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

The D&N Center was a packed house while collectible and antique cars were on display. The Wright Brothers Classic and Collectible Car Auction was organized to honor Veterans of War.

"I think the cars are pretty cool. My favorite is the Convertible Camaro," Shane Klasna, a Boy Scout working the event, says.

55 lots of cars and vehicles were to be sold to the highest bidders.

"We're selling these cars to the highest bidder, and we have a Lincoln Town Car that's been donated, and the total proceeds from this goes to the Veterans of War," Darren Dale, Star Expos Owner, says.

Orville Schmidt, a Korean War Veteran, says he enjoys attending events honoring those who have served.

"I was honored to go be on their flight in Omaha for all Korean Veterans that have been in combat," Schmidt says.

Schmidt belongs to the Goldenrod Antique Car Club in Cozad, and has his eyes set on a '55 or '56 Oldsmobile.

"I'd love to have one like this!" Schmidt says.

The food at this event was donated by Sun Mart, and Boy Scouts were there to help out.

"It's good to help them since they fought for us," Klasna says.

"They did a lot for our country, so giving back is something we should do to help them out," Ethan Munson, a Boy Scout from Troop 292, says.

This car auction will become an annual event.

"I think in life, we can't thank the Veterans enough for what they've done for us," Dale says.