Manheim Louisville Car Show to Benefit Make-A-Wish

Clarksville, Ind., Auction to Host Cruisin’ For Wishes Car Show on May 16, 2015
May 5, 2015 4:45 PM ET

CLARKSVILLE, Ind., May 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ - To continue its support of the community, Manheim Louisville and its employees will host the Cruisin’ for Wishes car show and fundraiser on May 16  that will benefit Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. While this is the auction’s second annual car, truck and bike show, it’s the first year it benefits the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana chapter of Make-A-Wish.

“We are honored that Manheim Louisville and its employees have chosen to give back to Make-A-Wish through their Cruisin’ for Wishes car show,” said Alana Karl, development officer at Make-A-Wish. “Local wishes are made possible by the support of the community, and the funds raised through this event will help touch even more kids and their families with an unforgettable wish come true.”

The Cruisin’ for Wishes car show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 16 at Manheim Louisville, a wholesale vehicle auction located at 5425 Highway 31 East in Clarksville, Ind. Registration for the car show starts at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the car show will benefit the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish. The free event is open to the public.

“I am proud of our employees for stepping up to support an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses,” said David Kaflik, general manager Manheim Louisville. “It is such a great opportunity to help brighten the lives of these children and their families.”

The fee to showcase a classic car at the event is $15 through May 11, and $20 following early registration. To reserve a spot in the show, please contact Manheim Louisville’s David Saylor at 812-258-4318 or 502-639-0695.

More than 100 vehicles are expected for the show. Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show vehicle, as well as first, second and third places for individual brands including Buick, Dodge, Ford, General Motors, Oldsmobile, Plymouth and Pontiac. Trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m.

Door prizes will be awarded, raffles will be held and food will be available during the event.

“Please join us and show off your beautiful car truck or motorcycle and help children at the same time,” Kaflik said. “This fundraiser can really make the difference in the lives of many children and their families.”

About Make-A-Wish (wish.Org/about-us)

Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.

About Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana (

Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Currently, there are more than 190 children in Kentucky waiting for their wish to come true. You can help share the power of a wish® by making a donation, volunteering, or referring a child. For more information, visit our website at or call 1-877-206-9474.

About Manheim (

Manheim is the leading global provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers of used vehicles to the largest wholesale used-vehicle marketplace.   The company helps dealer and commercial customers achieve results by providing physical and digital auction channels, data analysis, financing, transportation and mobile products and solutions.

Manheim pioneered in-lane vehicle auctions and has been an innovator in both digital and mobile auction platforms.  Manheim registers nearly 7 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing nearly $46 billion in value.  Manheim’s research and consulting arm, Manheim Consulting, provides industry-leading market intelligence and publishes the widely recognized annual Used Car Market Report.  The company offers dealer financing through NextGear Capital, Inc., and transportation services through Ready Auto Transport.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim has more than 20,000 employees in 122 worldwide sites and generates annual revenues of more than $2.5 billion.  A subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Manheim participates in “Go Green with Manheim,” the company’s sustainability program.