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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Classic car owners participated in the CARSTAR Classic Car Show at North Shore CARSTAR Collision, on W. Hemlock Street in Milwaukee.

The event offered classic cars, raffles, free food and live music.

"If you win a trophy, it’s a bonus, but it’s more about having fun!" Debbie Frydach said.

Frydach and others say even with prizes valued at up to $500 for vehicles which are judged to be among the best, the sense of community is as cool as the cars.

"It’s something I’ve had a passion for since I was a child. I’ve just loved old cars, big tires, loud exhaust and burnouts," Frydach said.

Rick Nowak says he enjoys the show's open format because it inspires a diverse group of collectors to gather a variety of makes and models.

"The plus about a show like this is you have all makes and models—where some shows are strictly Ford, or strictly GM, or Mopar -- so this, you get to see more things," Nowak said.

The show was created for North Shore CARSTAR co-owner Max Jones, who on Saturday, contributed to the entertainment.

"Playing in the band is a big highlight for me, but seeing everybody together, talking about their cars, telling us the story of their cars—that’s pretty cool," Jones said.

A portion of the money generated during Saturday's show will be donated to the Milwaukee non-profit organization, Growing Power.