Car Show for Autism at Potential moves to dusk and adds food trucks

Car Show for Autism at Potential moves to dusk and adds food trucks

If the heat got to you during last year’s car show for autism, you are in for a pleasant change.

The 3rd Annual Car Show for Autism will be held at 170 Pheasant Run in Newtown, on Saturday, June 9, at the cooler hours of dusk (4-8 pm) and will feature a delicious variety of food trucks for everyone’s taste: hamburgers and hotdogs, Greek pastries stuffed with cheese or meat, and savory Brazilian BBQ wraps. For dessert, enjoy a refreshing cup of water ice from Rita’s, or assorted sweets from

The show is free ($10 voluntary parking donation is appreciated, but not required) and geared for the whole family, including crafters oriented towards children activities (like sand table, tie dye and others), and a 65 foot monster tow truck courtesy of Rob’s Automotive. All children will also be able to enjoy the use of our autism-friendly playground which was built in part with proceeds from last year’s car show.

Of course, don’t forget the cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Rows and rows of polished classic, antique and late model sports cars.

Returning crowd favorites are Vic’s 2015 red Ferrari, Kurt and Mike’s WWII Jeep and Joe’s rebuilt, motorized and militarized 1947 Shelby Bike (used by our paratroopers in WWII) which could be yours in a special raffle to be held at the conclusion of the car show ($2,500 value for a $10 ticket).

Potential’s Director of Development, Gadi Naaman, remembers last year’s car show: “My daughter and grandson came to the car show, but I barely had a chance to visit with them, I guess I was no match for the Touch-A-Truck area, which included a fire truck, a gigantic tow truck, a WWII Jeep, and a colorful car which the kids could actually sign. People really enjoyed those additions to the show.”

All proceeds go towards the treatment of autism to help fulfill Potential’s vision to create a world where every person with autism can lead a successful life of value. To see photos of last year’s show, to be a sponsor, to participate, to donate, or for more information, visit: