Visitors to the second annual Cannon Area Business Association Classic Car Show weren’t disappointed. Sunny skies, music with a DJ and lots of cool old cars made the event worthy of an afternoon’s attendance. Organizer Ted Trocke, who owns Bella Vista Auto Service, said hundreds of people showed up to admire the cars, eat at the concessions and talk with business owners at tents set up on site.
“We hope to build on it each year,” Trocke commented. He enjoys giving back to the residents of the area and keeps the event unique by asking local car owners in with their vehicles. “There is a good chance you might know these car owners when you see them because all the cars are local,” he said.
In its second year, the CABA car show is a fundraiser for a good cause. Participants are not made to pay, but are asked for a donation, this year to the Susan G. Komen foundation to fight breast cancer. A grand total of $426 was raised from the owners of the 50 cars who participated. Trocke said the weather couldn’t be better and people seemed to have a great
time. “We’ll keep doing it,” he said. NEW TO THE CLASSIC CAR SCENE—are Susan and Jim Zomerhuis of ockford. Susan bought this 1972 LTD Ford as a Christamas present to her husband on the condition that he gets rid of his motorcycle. They said the CABA show was their first car show, yet already they understand why the events are so popular. “It’s fun to see people you know and to hear the stories behind their cars,” Susan said.