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From pre-war to current models, the Cars & Cops Car Show brought some of the best Chicago has to offer on four wheels together for a worthy cause.

The money raised from the 260+ show goes toward offsetting the $500 cost for new bulletproof vests for Chicago police officers.

“They get a vest when they start the academy, but they’re only good for five years, and after five years because of moisture, sweat, they way they’re stored, they break down and lose their ability to stop a bullet,” said Phil Cline, Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.

A special thanks to Collectors Car Garage, Pro-Tech Sales and Wintrust for sponsoring the event, as well as to all of the volunteers involved in making this inaugural car show a success!  See below for media coverage from the event:

https://www.google.com/amp/chicago.suntimes.com/news/car-show-raises-money-for-police-bulletproof-vests/amp/

http://wgntv.com/2017/05/21/car-show-raises-money-to-help-protect-those-sworn-to-serve-and-protect/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/ct-cars-and-cops-show-autos-0518-20170518-story.html

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/get-behind-the-vest-holds-event-to-pay-for-officers-bulletproof-vests-423541833.html

 

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