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Noblesville Masonic Angel Fund has Car Show fundraiser

A Lucky Teter poster and other memorabilia were on display at the 2010 car show at Forest Park in Noblesville.

A Noblesville man with a fascination for a celebrated stunt driver of the last century is bringing awareness to a local organization while raising money to benefit local kids.

It's the second year for the cruise-in and car show in memory of daredevil Earl M. "Lucky" Teter, who was a member of the Indiana Freemasons.

Money raised goes to Noblesville Masonic Temple's Angel Fund, a charity coordinated with the Noblesville school system for families who need financial assistance for medical and dental needs.

"There are so many kids here in Hamilton County that need help. This money stays here, it doesn't get shipped off," said Barry Dixon, a Noblesville Freemason of 14 years.

Dixon, 48, who after doing some research became fascinated with Teter's history, is organizing two shows:

On Friday night, the Jim Dandy Lucky Teter Rev Up cruise-in at the Jim Dandy restaurant will bring back curb service for the night.

On Saturday afternoon, the Lucky Teter Rebel Run Car Show will be at Forest Park. Both venues are in Noblesville.

"I know in my heart that this is going to be something that is going to grow," Dixon said.

The owner of a red 1955 Cadillac, Dixon hosted a car show for three years at a Noblesville bowling alley.

Dixon said his passion for old cars, doing good for the Noblesville community and the Angel Fund offer the perfect opportunity for his shows, which also bring "awareness to let people know about the Masons."

It's awesome that Teter was a Mason, too, Dixon said. "For me, that was the ultimate tie-in."

Annually, the Angel Fund of Masonic Lodge No. 57 donates $2,500 to $5,000 to Noblesville children in need, Brad Hummel, a Noblesville Mason who works directly with school nurses, said.

Last year, when Dixon decided to change the venue of his car show to Forest Park, he also changed the name to honor Teter. Appropriate timing, he said, being that Indianapolis filmmaker Dan T. Hall was doing a documentary.

Teter used automobiles just as they came from the factory and wore goggles and a leather football helmet as his safety equipment. He earned a wide reputation as a stunt driver with a group called Lucky Teter's Hell Drivers, which began touring in the 1930s.

Teter, 41, Noblesville, died July 5, 1942, while performing a stunt at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Two days later, Teter was given a full military funeral at Noblesville First United Methodist Church, followed by a milelong procession to Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville. Hundreds came to pay their respects. Businesses and schools closed, Dixon said.

The Earl M. "Lucky" Teter Memorial Scholarship at Noblesville High School annually honors the 1919 graduate, who was class president in 1916, 1917 and 1918. Teter was also captain of the baseball team, and played basketball and football.

His sister Ruth Teter died in 1981. In her will, she gave the family's 120-acre farm to Noblesville First United Methodist Church, which uses the property today as a retreat, according to a historical account written for the church.

Brad Cook, 55, Noblesville, has collected hundreds of Teter photos and artifacts, and he will bring his display to Saturday's car show.

Dixon said fundraising for the Angel Fund would come from Saturday's $10 show registrations; sales of T-shirts, donated by Brian Story of Story's Collision; and food sales.

Napa Auto Parts, one of the sponsors, will give away door prizes. Fellow Mason Steven Goss' company, Aardvark's Party Supplies in Noblesville, will supply the kitchen. Mary Jo Osborne and Hannah Osborne will cook and supply baked goods for sale, Dixon said.

Friday night's cruise-in will feature skaters from the Circle City Socialites roller derby team and performances by Elvis Presley tribute artist Roy E. Reynolds.

Dixon, a disc jockey, and his wife, Michelle, will play tunes from the 1950s and 1960s at both events.




Welcome To The Official Website Of The Lucky Teter Rebel Run

About The Rebel Run & Rev Up
The Annual Jim Dandy Lucky Teter Rev Up is held at Jim Dandy Resturaunt in Noblesville 2301 Conner St. Noblesville IN. A step back in time when Mom and Dad's family truckster and Hot Rod's cruised through the parking lot at Jim Dandy. Curb service, great food, and great tunes. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Noblesville Masonic Angel Fund.

The  Annual Lucky Teter Rebel Run Car Show is held at Forest Park St Rd 19. Noblesville IN. Lucky Teter was a daredevil in the late 1930s and early 40s from Noblesville that owned a traveling stunt show, "Lucky Teter and his Hell Drivers." They preformed at many county fairs and functions throughout the country. Registration begins at 9:00 am with the show starting at 12:00 until 3:00 pm. $10.00 Entry fee.With dash plaques for the first 100 entries. Trophies, Good music, food and fun. All proceeds will benefit The Noblesville Masonic Angel Fund.



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