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Big weekend for car enthusiasts in Essex Junction

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The fourth annual Wolfgart car show wrapped up another weekend of fully loaded cars Sunday.

If you're not into cars, you may feel otherwise after spending the weekend at Wolfgart in Essex Junction. And if understanding anything past an oil change is a challenge, understanding the name of the event may be just as challenging.

"So Wolfsburg is where Volkswagen is made and. Stuttgart is where the Porsche is done and we tried to make this name and we came up with Wolfgart," explained event organizer Anthony Fitzsimmons.

The event gets bigger every year, this weekend,1,700 people came out to see more than 300 fully loaded rides.

For the some of the cars – the upgrades and modifications cost more than the original vehicle.

"It's like 15,000 dollars-worth of work at least, sometimes," revealed car owner Steve Wooton.

Wooton says he doesn't hold back when it comes to upgrading his car and he isn't the only one.

"This car was like $36,500 and pretty much everyone's wheels here were like, at least 5,000 dollars," Wooton said.

And it doesn't stop there, "It could be a 5,000 dollar car, and put a 100,000 dollars into it and make it your baby, your car," Wooton explained.

"These people put their heart and soul into these cars. They basically live for these cars," remarked Fitzsimmons.

And with the German music and German food, it's no surprise the show's focus is German makes.

"To be fair, because we're all car people, we do have an enthusiast class as well, that opens it up to pretty much anybody who wants to come out to the show," Fitzsimmons said.

But for the Perron couple, it's all about the classics. "It's the original body, it's never really been restored," explained Dutchy Perron. "It has a new paint job and add ons, but it's all original."

But whether you're into classic or modern cars – everyone has their price.

"I love this car, I wouldn't ever sell it – unless somebody said here's 60k, then I would sell it," Wooton said.

All the proceeds of the event benefit Camp Ta-Kum-Ta and the American Cancer Society.

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