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Gas prices and weather hurting car shows

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RICHLAND, Wash.—Mopars Unlimited had their annual car show Saturday afternoon in Richland.

The cars were placed into one of twelve classes.  First and second place winners received a trophy.  About 50 cars were showcased, but organizers say that's down from past years.  Last year they saw about 75 cars.  Organizers say there are a few reasons why the turnout has dropped.

"Partly due to the economy.  Cars like these don't have good gas mileage.  With the gas prices, the unpredictable weather, a lot of people don't want to bring their nice cars out if it's going to rain on them," say Glenn Fischer, Vice President.

In August the group will have their "Show and Shine for Hunger" event.  All the money collected goes to the Tri-Cities Food Banks.  Last year they raised $41,000.