Denfeld student cruises against cancer at Motorhead Madness car show

By KBJR News 1

March 23, 2014 Updated Mar 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)

The 61 Plymouth was a car that even few mothers could love back in the day.
The spaceship motif sent Plymouth's sales plummeting that year.
Rachel Netzel, a senior at Denfeld HighSchool, owns this one and she loves it.

"The more I looked at it, the more I fell in love. We went through the dash and we found all the old pictures of the original owners and all the original paperwork." said Netzel.

Rachel's car was one of hundreds shown at this year's Motorhead Madness World of Wheels car show at the DECC.
The show goes back years to its original days at the old National Guard Armory on London Road.
As much as 18 year old Netzel loves old cars, she loves helping people more.
She's spokesperson for Duluth's Cruise for Cancer.

"Cruise for Cancer is a fundraiser that we do every fall and cars come together. We usually meet at the Spirit Valley Mall." said Netzel.

This year's cruise will be September, 13th.
Darren Wampler will be there with his monster motored 69 Camaro.

"It runs on E–85 and makes in the neighborhood of 1200 horses." said Wampler.

That equates to two and a half miles per gallon.
Wampler doesn't mind shelling out a few bucks for gas to help families with loved ones fighting cancer.

"The cruise for cancer really is a good cause for a family in need." said Wampler.

"Every cent that is done goes straight to the family and they are free to use it however they want whether it is for gas, groceries, a trip to Disneyland, whatever." said Netzel.

"The cruise for cancer folks tell us you can make the ride using a Mopar muscle car like this Dodge Superbee or even your daily driver. They don't care as long as you're having a good time and pitching in to help out." said reporter Dave Anderson next to a yellow 68 Superbee.

"There's nothing better than burning some rubber for a good cause!" said Netzel.

In Duluth, Dave Anderson, KBJR 6 and Range 11.

Cruise for Cancer participants will get a map of locations they have to visit and get stamped.
At the end of the day, the cancer fighters will meet at A and Dubs Drive in on West Third Street in Duluth.