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Konner’s Car Show- Pocatello, ID 2016

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When someone mentions Idaho, typically the first thing that pops into your mind is potatoes or Iowa (yes, people still get the two confused). Well obviously there is a lot more to Idaho than potatoes, and farm land. Here in Pocatello; we have a pretty close knit community, and we tend to rally support when needed. Konner’s Car show kicked off it’s first annual memorial show in October of last year, it was created for Konner Long, a local youth who had muscular dystrophy and passed away the year before. Konner had a love for cars, and on his bucket list was to ride in a Ferrari. Dr. Fahim Rahim and his brother Dr. Naeem Rahim, who are both car enthusiasts, made that bucket list wish happen. Naeem owns the 2004 Ferrari Modena 360 that he allowed Konner to ride in to help complete his bucket list wish.

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With the love the three of them shared for automobiles, Fahim organized a car show in memorial of Konner following his passing. This year was the 2nd annual car show and the first one I was able to attend. The first thing you notice as you walk up to the car show, is how many people that are there to show their support, all because of their shared love for everything automotive. The most noticeable cars tend to be the one that are the rarest ones, especially in this area. Those included a lime green 2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV, the 2004 Ferrari Modena 360 that Konner was able to ride in, a 2012 Porsche 911 turbo S, and a 2014 Maserati Grand Tourismo convertible. These absolutely did not take away from the rest of the classic’s and restored cars that filled the parking lot. From Studabaker’s to first gen Camaro’s to brand new Audi’s and Mustangs, this car show had everything for car enthusiasts.

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I’ve been to several car shows growing up in Utah, and even while living in Idaho. But there is a whole different feeling to it when it’s done to honor someone, especially someone that was only 14 years old. These doctors, business owners, dealerships, and car owner’s help keep Konner’s spirit alive through their passions of cars.

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