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      Antique Car Tour Travels Through Rural Nebraska

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      Decades of classics are rolling down the the state's highways.

      This weekend, more than 300 classic cars are hitting the back roads for the 22nd annual Nebraska Rod and Custom Tour driving event. The NRCA was originally organized to lobby state leaders to pass laws concerning older vehicles.

      "We're just here to build our own public relations in a way," said tour co-planner Gary Hedman. "If we can contact a senator and they say 'Oh I know, I remember you guys, you came to Bertrand and what a bunch of nice people, what are you concerned about,' it just opens a door, you know?"

      But beyond that, for the ultimate classic car lover this tour is a chance to relive memories.

      "I just love to see them and of course I grew up in the era, lots of these 50's were going by when I was in school," said car enthusiast Joe Jeffrey. "So I love to see them and they've really kept them in really good shape!"

      The tour resumes Sunday, completing another 300 mile trip through northern rural towns before returning to Kearney.


      REPORTER'S NOTES: The complete itinerary information on what towns this tour is visiting can be found at www.nrca.wildapricot.org.
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