New car show donates proceeds to local nonprofits

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Arnada — The first Cruise the Couve car show took place on Main Street on July 15, and proceeds from the event were donated to local charities. Bryan Shull, owner of Trap Door Brewing and leading organizer of the event, said Cruise the Couve donated $4,000 to the Hough Foundation, $2,000 to Share and $1,250 to the Clark County Historical Museum. Cruise the Couve was the replacement for Cruisin’ the Gut, which was started in 2009 by Phil Medina, who, in mid-June, informed the city the he wouldn’t organize the event that had become a fixture of downtown Vancouver. Shull and other local business owners jumped in to take over, and planned the new event in just over three weeks. The business owners created a nonprofit to run the event, and Shull said they already have a permit in place for next year’s Cruise the Couve.