ANTIOCH -- An East Contra Costa restaurateur is revving up for his fifth year of hosting a car show to collect toys for needy kids.
Lumpy's Diner owner Jeremy "Lumpy" Sturgill, the Midnighters Car Club and former pro football offensive lineman Jeremy Newberry will be holding the fifth annual Toy Drive and Car, Truck and Bike Show on Saturday.
The event starts with the collecting of unwrapped toys at 8 a.m. at the Pittsburg Lumpy's, 615 Railroad Ave.
A car cruise will begin at 10 a.m. from the diner and end at Lumpy's Antioch location, 5891 Lone Tree Way, where the toy collection will continue in the afternoon along with a car and bike show.
"It's all about families and nice, clean fun," Sturgill said. "There's no catch, we're not a chain; it's just a way to try and help the less fortunate and put some smiles on kids faces."
The car entry fee is $20 or an unwrapped toy. A barbecue will also be $20.
Last year's event raised about $4,000, including about $2,500 in toys.
"People were telling me for weeks after that it was a killer event," Sturgill said.
For information or registration, call 925-778-5867 or visit www.gotlumpys.com.
Contact Paul Burgarino at 925-779-7164. Follow him at Twitter.com/paulburgarino.