Behind the Scenes
Cars of Palestine was organized in 1986 in Palestine, Texas, located in beautiful East Texas, to provide an opportunity for local car enthusiasts to meet, socialize and maintain the spirit of good fellowship. We encourage the use of these special interest autos in activities which promote our community; however car ownership is not a requirement for membership.
Cars of Palestine, Inc. is a family-oriented, non-profit organization that participates in local parades several times each year, travels to other communities for parades and shows, hosts other car clubs in our state who visit Palestine, and gives assistance to members and non-members alike in finding parts – and sometimes that special auto in someone’s memory. Cars of Palestine is a member of the Texas Vehicle Club Council and the Palestine Chamber of Commerce.
On a community service level, Cars of Palestine awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors within Anderson County. It has been a pleasure to sponsor one of our members, Marian Raney in her efforts to raise monies for Relay for Life. Cars of Palestine sponsors toy and food drives annually as well, with the “Fill the convertible” program held in Palestine. In October we will fill the convertible with food and in November with toys. All items collected will benefit local Churches and Food banks in town. We are in the process of raising funds for “Potties in the Park” in which we will build public restroom facilities at Davey Dogwood Park.
Members of the Cars of Palestine are an enthusiastic group, willing to take their special autos to activities where they can provide joy and fun to the citizens in the community. We have taken our autos to the Sterling House in Palestine for the residents to see and recall their special memories. We parked our autos at the Texas State Railroad Park for a special treat to those riding the rails. And we participated in parades locally. As proud as we are of our special autos, it is hard to say who gets more pleasure from our activities – the public or ourselves.