City of Mesa News Article
Classic and custom cars welcome at Arizona Celebration of Freedom
By: Kevin Christopher
06/19/14 1:03 PM

June 19, 2014
Public Information and Communications
Contact: Steve Wright
Tel. 480-644-2069


Mesa, AZ – If you own a classic or custom car you are invited to register your wheels at The Patriot Car Show as part of the Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom held on Friday, July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  All makes and models are welcome.  There will be 20 awards presented that evening including Best of Show and People’s Choice, among others.


You can register your car the day of the event or in advance. The entry fee is $15.  Cars must be moved in by 3 p.m.  The car show entrance is on Center Street between First Street and Second Street.  Registration is available online at  All entrants will receive a gift bag which will include T-shirts, dash plaques, a rally towel and more. 


The car show will also feature classic Mustangs on display inside the Mesa Convention Center Ballroom.  The Mustangs will date back to 1964, the year the iconic car first rolled off the assembly line. 


The Patriot Car Show is sponsored by Arizona Ford Dealers and Berge Ford and is produced by Nancy Perry Productions and the City of Mesa.


The Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom, the “coolest” Independence festival in Arizona, will be held at the Mesa Amphitheatre and Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., and along Center Street between Second Street and University Drive.  For more information, visit







The 2014 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom is presented by the Chicago Cubs, KOOL-FM, Downtown Mesa Association, Visit Mesa and the City of Mesa.  Other sponsors are Sertoma Club, Entertainment Solutions Inc., A Company, A & M Graphics, Able, Action Barricade, Arizona Ford Dealers, American Traffic Solutions, Berge Ford, Boeing, Century Graphics, Core Construction, Cox Communications, Crescent Crown Distributing, Extra Innings, Felix Construction, Haydon, Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa, Marriott Phoenix-Mesa, Mesa Energy Resources, Mesa Recycles, Mesa Water, Mountain Vista Medical Center, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Sun Eagle, The Arizona Republic, Triadvocates, Valley Metro, Valley Transit Constructors, Walmart and W.E. O’Neil Construction.


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