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Harker Heights Evening Star
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Untamed Performance

Untamed Performance

Car show helps to create a stronger community

By Shannon Myers
Correspondent

Untamed Performance car club Killeen Chapter hosted their first car show, the Reach Out WorldWide Car Show. The show was held at the Harker Heights Community Park, Saturday morning and into the afternoon.
“Not a lot of car shows are done in Harker Heights. So we wanted to branch out and hopefully give the city of Harker Heights a good first impression of our club as well as the car community,” said Chris Isaak, event coordinator and Killeen Chapter member.
The Killeen Chapter of Untamed Performance opened in 2014. Untamed has made efforts to create strong bonds within the Harker Heights and Killeen communities. Untamed has adopted a playground at Carl Levin Park and will be donating a tree to one of the parks in Heights.
“We all look out for each other, we all work on each other’s cars… The family aspect of it. It’s really nice to be a part of something bigger than yourself,” said Tiffany Coble, spouse of Robert Coble, club member of Untamed.
Proceeds from the car show went towards Reach Out WorldWide, a quick-response relief team of first responder skill-set volunteers to aid in rescue and recovery from natural disasters and humanitarian crisis around the world.
The founder of the nonprofit was late actor, Paul Walker. Walker, best known for his role in the “Fast & Furious” movie franchise is prominently loved within the car world.
“I think that organization is something that the whole car community can really come together and would love to support,” said Isaak.
Over 60 cars registered for the car show, drawing in large crowds on the busy Saturday afternoon.
“A car show draws awareness to whatever cause it’s for and it gets people involved. Kids like car shows, it gets people out of the house. It’s really more family oriented than just a bunch of guys sitting around by their cars,” said Ted Pipin, owner of a 2014 Shelby GT.
The car show included a diverse set of judging categories ranging from muscle, donk/slab, euro, to trucks, bikes, and under construction. The event included vendors and food trucks and a raffle with prizes from tool kits, gym memberships, car performance parts, and others.
“I like all the diversity it brings. It’s not just your typical Honda. There’s trucks, hot rods, imports, classics. It opens you up and broadens your horizons,” said Mike. Mike, resident of Copperas Cove, brought one of his sons, Isahiah to see the cars in person and discuss their passion with other car enthusiasts.
“My father was a mechanic. He was always passionate about it. Over the years, I just became more and more into it. It’s a part of my blood now. It’s a family thing. The wife loves cars too, so I can’t complain,” said Mike.

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