Car Show Benefiting a local Steiner Family March 17th – The Crawford’s

2013 Local Giving

About the Family

Russell Cloyde Crawford IV (Rusty) of Austin passed away on January 22, 2013 at the age of 42. He is survived by his wife Cheryl and daughter Lauren. He is also survived by his father Russell C. Crawford and Carol Crawford of Round Rock and mother Mary Ann Reddin of Memphis, Tennessee; sister Rebecca Derr and husband Mike of Akron, OH; brother Jeremy Forbis and wife Abby of Fayetteville, AR; and brother Carl and wife Amanda of Austin, TX.

Russell was born June 25, 1970 in Memphis and moved to Round Rock in l986. He was a 1988 graduate of Round Rock High School and following graduation enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Russell served in Desert Storm, Gulf War I and served for 4 years. He was very proud of his being a Marine, in service to his country.
Russell was self-employed and owned Crawford’s Tree Service in Steiner Ranch, TX. He particularly enjoyed the customer service end of the business and was highly rated in all the bureaus in the industry.He was loved by his customers and employees alike.

Russell was a talented artist and his work won awards and was on display in the State Capital. He was especially interested in fantasy drawings and depictions of military actions and at a young age was approached by a major publisher attempting to secure his artistic services.
His greatest loves were his wife, Cheryl and daughter Lauren. He especially enjoyed his time at home and watching his daughter share in his creativity. All who knew him loved his great sense of humor and his big heart.

The circumstances of Russell’s passing left his wife and 5th grade daughter with no life insurance and large medical bills.  His wife has working nights to provide health insurance for their daughter, and is now struggling to cover medical and household bills.
General Information
Living to Give will take place March 17, 2013 from 11am to 5pm in the Galaxy Moviehouse & Eatery parking lot located at 8300 N. Farm to Market 620, Austin, TX 78726. The event is free to the public and will feature a classic car show, local vendors, food, and live music.
Car Show Details
Vehicles can be registered in the following categories:

Street Rods

Vehicle check-in will be from 9am-1pm on the day of the event.

Each car will recieve a container to collect donations during the show.  To vote for a car, add any amount of money to the car’s coresponding container.  Winners will be decided by calculating which car has raised the most money.  100% of the voting proceedes will go directly to the Crawford family.

Certain vehicles at this show may also be for sale.  For any cars sold during the event, 20% of the profit will be donated tot he Crawford family.
100% of the voting proceedes will go directly to the Crawford family
20% of the profit from cars sold will be donated to the Crawford family
A portion of the food purchased at the Galaxy Moviehouse & Eatery will be donated to the Crawford family

How to Register
The cost is $20 per vehcile until March 16th (+$20 for CCIQ)
The cost is $25 for vehicles the day of the event

Pre-register in person at our showroom located at 10202 N FM 620, Austin, TX 78726 or via paypal (paypal information coming soon).

Event Schedule
9:00am – 1:00pm Vehicle Check-In
11:00am Open to the Public
4pm Judging
5pm End of Event

More details coming soon.

For More Details
Contact us at 512.687.4007 or e-mail Manuel at