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HOBE SOUND -- On Jan. 19, The Pine School will host the sixth annual 100 Years of Cars show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on its Upper School campus in Hobe Sound.
Rocky and Henry Grady, co-chairs of the event, and their committee have been working since the summer to organize the show.
The Grady's, who have been involved with 100 Years of Cars since its 2008 founding, are motivated by more than just their love of automobiles. They are committed to the cause behind the show, The Pine School's patriot scholarship fund, which provides tuition assistance to children of retired and active military personnel.
This year, the Grady's are determined to raise a record total of funds.
Over the past six years, 100 Years of Cars has helped underwrite scholarships for seven deserving students at The Pine School, including Cole Posey, currently a sophomore.
His mother, Heather Posey, a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve and 1989 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, said the patriot scholarship has made a major difference in her son's life.
"The patriot scholarship has afforded our son an opportunity to excel in high school, as well as future life and learning. The Pine School experience has nurtured Cole's confidence and character through various leadership roles throughout the school community," Ms. Posey said.
"We are extremely grateful to have our son at what we consider to be the best college preparatory school in South Florida."
Prizes will be awarded for best in class and in four other categories: best in show, The Pine School award for most popular car, the manufacturer's trophy and the veterans award.
The show is a family friendly event featuring live music and activities for children. Pizza and beverages will be on sale in the school's dining hall during the show and multiple vendors will serve their own dishes. Concession stands will also be open throughout the event site.
Sponsors making the sixth annual 100 Years of Cars possible include Braman Motorcars, Wallace Automotive Group, UBS, The Bullen Insurance Group, Leighton Security Management, Southeastern Printing, Kemco Performance and Pretend Party Productions.
Admission is $10 for adults. Active military personnel and veterans get in free, as do children 12 and under. Car registration is $35 before Jan. 11 and $40 thereafter. Car club registration is $300 for up to 10 cars.
For more information or to register a car, visit www.100yearsofcars.com.