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Movie and TV Car Club Revs up for Children's Charity

The club is helping the Children's Tumor Foundation this year.

Countless Americans enjoy fireworks on July 4, but this year bizzers in the Television Motion Picture Car Club will fire up front-engine dragsters.

The TMPCC hosts its third annual car show Wednesday at CBS Studio Center as part of the Fireworks Festival presented by the Studio City Chamber of Commerce and the Children's Tumor Foundation. The event is a fund-raiser for a range of charitable orgs.

The club plans to showcase 50 vehicles, all owned by industryites, around the Mack Sennett building on the Eye's famed Studio City lot.

Car Club prexy Ken Latka and others will start up four vintage dragsters at 8 p.m., an hour before the fest's fireworks show. Latka, events director Timothy Wong and CBS Studio Center prez Michael Klausman are set to be seated in the cars.

"A lucky raffle winner will get to sit in the fourth car while it's being started and watch the flames come out of the pipes right in front of them," said Latka, a supervisor at the Eye's CBS Television City lot. "I've never been in a front-engine dragster. This will be an experience for me as well."

Read the rest of the story on Variety.

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