Sunny weather, plenty of fun at Classic Car Show


UNUSUAL RIDE—The big winner for the day was Jim Grzeszak. He and his wife Joy own this 1933 Ford. The vehicle features a fiberglass body built over the authentic Ford motor by a bodyshop in Danville, Kentucky.

UNUSUAL RIDE—The big winner for the day was Jim Grzeszak. He and his wife Joy own this 1933 Ford. The vehicle features a fiberglass body built over the authentic Ford motor by a bodyshop in Danville, Kentucky.

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

THEY DON’T MAKE THEM LIKE THIS ANYMORE—James Razmus, Lake Bella Vista resident, took third place with this 1933 Plymouth he’s had about six years.

THEY DON’T MAKE THEM LIKE THIS ANYMORE—James Razmus, Lake Bella Vista resident, took third place with this 1933 Plymouth he’s had about six years.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MACH WINNER—Ken Wright of Belding took second place at the second annual CABA Classic Car Show on Saturday, June 6. His auto is a  1969 Ford Mustang Mach I in Acapulco blue.

MACH WINNER—Ken Wright of Belding took second place at the second annual CABA Classic Car Show on Saturday, June 6. His auto is a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach I in Acapulco blue.

NEW TO THE CLASSIC CAR SCENE—are Susan and Jim Zomerhuis of Rockford. 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.

NEW TO THE CLASSIC CAR SCENE—are Susan and Jim Zomerhuis of Rockford. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN WIDE—People enjoy checking under the hood of classic cars. At CABA visitors enjoy a wide variety of makes, models and vintages of classic cars.

OPEN WIDE—People enjoy checking under the hood of classic cars. At CABA visitors enjoy a wide variety of makes, models and vintages of classic cars.

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