19th Annual Dr. George Charity Car Show Returns to Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Saturday, Feb. 11, benefitting Desert Cancer Foundation

Charity Car Show Returns to Indian WellsINDIAN WELLS — The Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association’s 19th Annual Dr. George Charity Car Show is set for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The desert’s premier car show returns to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. As the main annual fundraising event hosted by the association, the Dr. George Car Show is the largest one-day event in the region, and the largest car show in the Valley.

All —100% — of the proceeds will benefit Desert Cancer Foundation (DCF) to provide financial assistance for local residents undergoing cancer care.

The Board of the Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association (PSCA) is thrilled to announce the return of the spectacular car show and members are dedicated to making it the best in the show’s history. “We are very excited to be hosting the renowned Dr. George Charity Car Show on February 11th and are thankful to have the support of our loyal sponsors and participants. After a two-year hiatus, we are all determined to make this the best show ever” said event Co-Chair, Craig Korthase.

The car show will feature about 1,100 vehicles, displayed across the 18-plus acres at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Show participants come from several neighboring states to show exotic and sports cars, ranging from restored, to classic, and hot rods. Also featured will be “movie” cars we all know and love from our favorite Hollywood flics. The event culminates with awards of various trophies and the “Best in Show” for special interest and young guns and overall.

In addition to the many cars, the show offers exciting highlights such as the Dr. George Pedal Car Race, featuring our youngest aspiring drivers, dressed in racing attire and driving mini cars. Pedal car races are sponsored by local businesses who have the opportunity to brand the pedal cars and racing gear worn by the kids. Pedal cars are auctioned off after the race to raise additional funds for DCF and the local YMCA.

The Dr. George car show is a family fun event that benefits individuals and families in our community that have been impacted by Cancer. This is just one of the ways PSCA and DCF work to improve our community. There are plenty of spectacular cars to see and photograph, the show will also include silent auction and raffles, live music, food and beverage trucks, and other vendors with car-related and other fun items for purchase. No pre-registration is required from spectators, and an entry fee of $10 is collected at the gate the day of the show.

“We are truly grateful for an all-volunteer team, who works diligently to organize an event of this magnitude. We appreciate their dedication, commitment, and generosity to Desert Cancer Foundation and the residents we serve. The impact is significant and directly supports individuals in accessing timely care and treatment.” said Eevet Edens, Executive Director of the Desert Cancer Foundation.

The PSCA is an all-volunteer car club that promises car shows and events, and much philanthropy to the local Coachella Valley organizations. The Charity Car Show is hosted in honor of the late Dr. Sebastian George – a local valley oncologist and co-founder of Desert Cancer Foundation. Over the years, the show has become the association’s largest and most prominent event. Some of PSCA’s founders were patients of Dr. George and remain dedicated to the show as gratitude for the doctor’s care, vision, legacy, and ongoing work through the Desert Cancer Foundation.

The 2020 Dr. George Car Show hosted more than 1,000 cars, welcomed more than 8,000 patrons in one day, and raised $120,000 for the Desert Cancer Foundation (DCF). To date, the Cruisin’ Association has raised and donated more than $1.1 million dollars to DCF. Thanks to strategic partnerships with the local healthcare community, this translates to more than $10 million in cancer care and treatment.

During the two years of cancelled shows, leaders of the PSCA pursued other opportunities to fundraise and support the critical work of Desert Cancer Foundation.

PSCA has also organized a giveaway to raise additional money for Desert Cancer Foundation. Until Feb. 11, the crew is holding an opportunity draw, for a chance win a NEW 2023 Z51 Corvette Stingray Convertible. Equipped with a 496-hp V8 engine. To enter, visit: https://www.tapkat.org/palm-springs-cruisin-association/l5yRdE and use promo code PSCA50 for 50% bonus entries. The winner will be drawn and announced one week after the car show, on Feb. 18.

For more information on the car show or the Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association, please visit: https://palmspringscruisinassociation.com/ or contact info@palmspringscruisinassociation.com




Image Sources

  • Children attend Charity Car Show: Desert Cancer Foundation
  • Car show: Desert Cancer Foundation