Car show raises money for Autism Speaks

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds of people turned out for a car show to raise money for Autism Speaks.

They ranged from casual car lovers, to hard-core automotive enthusiasts. They gathered Saturday at the Boston Road Plaza in Springfield to help raise money for autism research.

There were about 200 cars and even more people.

They told 22News why they wanted to be a part of such a special day.

“I always like to get to the causes for Autism Speaks,” said Michael Ward, Sr. of Bloomfield, Conn. “I came down with my group and said, I’ll come to represent.”

Fernando Serrano of Springfield told 22News, “We’re just here to support autism. It’s a great cause. Helping everybody out and being part of the community, that’s what we’re here for.”

Most of the cars were customized with new paint or new engines.

One car even had video game consoles installed inside.

Many of the car owners were given awards. There were also raffles to support Autism Speaks.

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