Classic Car Show promises family fun

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

It doesn’t cost a lot of money to have a good family day out. On Saturday, June 6, it won’t cost anything at all. The second annual Cannon Classic Car Show, sponsored by the Cannon Area Business Association (CABA) will be from noon to four in the parking lot of Bella Vista Auto Service, 6533 Belding Road and Cannon Town Center, right next door. Again this year see classic cars-25 years or older-and enjoy booths from many area businesses. Watch Dee-Jay the Clown perform for the crowds and enjoy the festival atmosphere. New this year is a pizza eating contest by Pizzeria Grandé at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $10 with half of that going to a local charity. Contestants (limited to 20) will be challenged to eat a 14 inch cheese pizza as fast as possible with a prize and bragging rights to the first finished. Sign up for the pizza eating contest at Pizzeria Grandé, 6575 Belding Road or call (616) 874-1111. Trocke displays his own 1979 Corvette, which he purchased from a customer whose wife wanted the garage space. Other classic cars also have a story to tell, many restored from a dire condition to a pristine condition. Dennis Spitler said classic cars draw a crowd because people love the history and nostalgia of them. “They bring back memories from when these cars were new for many of us,” he said. Younger people enjoy seeing how different  older cars look compared to today’s models. “I’d like to see more of the older cars this year,” said Trocke. He hopes local people who have a  classic car to show will call him beforehand or show up at 11 a.m. the day of the show to register. There is no charge to display your classic car and the first 100 will receive dash plaques. The show will be limited to  the first 150 cars. Visitors the day of the event will vote on their favorites and the three Peoples Choice winners will receive trophies. Last year’s winner was a 1912 Ford delivery truck. The oldest car in the show was a 1901 Ford Roadster. Many other classic makes and models are sure to be represented. Each year the organizers chose a charity to benefit. […]