August 29th, 2013 by Duarte Dispatch
Kim Rhode is Grand Marshall with her ’65 Cobra
Over 300 Pre-1980 Hot Rods, Classics, Muscle Cars, Custom Cars, Sports Cars, Trucks, Race Cars and Motorcycles will be on display
Kim Rhode is Grand Marshall along with her car and 1965 Cobra she built.
Kim is a five time Olympic Medal Winner and a resident of Monrovia.
In sport, there is no such thing as a sure thing, but Kim Rhode is about as close as one can get. Rhode has won an Olympic medal in each of the last five Olympic Games, including winning her third Olympic Gold Medal in London at the 2012 Games by hitting an astounding 99 out of 100 (moving) targets. Kim’s Olympic career began by winning gold in 1996 at just 17 years old and in London she became the first American in history in any individual sport to win medals in five consecutive Olympic Games… and she has no intention of stopping there. Kim expects to compete, “…for another four or five Olympics.”
Rhode is a fourteen-time National Champion and has been World Champion, World Cup Champion, PanAm Games Champion and CAT Champion. She has collected thirteen individual World Cup gold medals. In the world of competitive shooting, she has won it all, most more than once. With virtually no room for error in her sport Kim has mastered the art of performing her best when it matters most.
From Southern California, she began shooting at just 10 years old and even lettered in the sport for all four years of high school…which culminated with her first Olympic gold medal. She has been a spokesperson for both the Outdoor Channel and The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. When she’s not taking aim at targets she enjoys restoring classic vehicles and collecting first edition children’s books, her favorite being The Wizard of OZ.
Rhode was the first US athlete in any sport to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games and not surprisingly, the USOC labeled Kim as one of their “Top 12 Athlete To Watch in 2012”. Kim is currently preparing to return to the Olympics in 2016.
Grand Marshall Parade at 9:30 A.M.
Saturday September 14, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Myrtle Street in Downtown Monrovia between Chestnut and Palm Streets.
Anyone interested in entering their vehicle into the show can contact Brent Unger, Car Show Chairman, at 626. 824.6947. You may also register on Saturday morning at the show. Enter at Myrtle and Chestnut.