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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday To-Do: Clunker Car Night

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CLUNKER CAR NIGHT
7:10 p.m., Dickey-Stephens Park. $6-$10.

Though lots of things have changed in the Travelers promotions department since the move to Dickey-Stephens Park — bingo night is a thing of the past, Captain Dynamite is dead, lucky scorecard numbers are now shown on the scoreboard rather than announced over the PA — Clunker Car Night remains the marquee event on the team's calendar. The concept is simple: Every inning Bill Valentine's boys will roll out some ancient jalopy, each more decrepit than the last, and give it away to one dubiously lucky fan. If you don't want to drive it — assuming it's street legal, that is — then you can at least mine it for parts. That will be a more palatable prospect this year — each car comes with free installation of a sound system, keyless entry and remote ignition. There's a baseball game to boot, against the Corpus Christi Hooks.

—John C. Williams

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