All they need is a bit of help from Mother Nature, and organizers of the 10th annual Mitchell’s Bay Antique Car-Truck-Motorcycle-Tractor show think they can have their best year yet.
Karen Miles, one of the event organizers, said over the past nine shows, the best showing they’ve had is about 230 participating vehicles. With sunny skies this year, she thinks they can top that number on July 15.
“We’ve added a special 10th anniversary hat in the goodie bag for the first 100 registrants,” she said, adding some enticement to people seeking to show off their treasured vehicles.
Those hats will be available to purchase over the course of the day as well.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Mitchell’s Bay Park.
The show is open to cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors that were made before 2003, Miles said.
One sight at the show that’s rather unique to Mitchell’s Bay are the tractors. Miles said few shows offer a category for the antique farm equipment.
“A lot of people like to look at the tractors. It’s certainly something different,” she said.
Vendors and food are strong parts of the show at Mitchell’s Bay. Miles said they’ve added a special car show burger, as well as nachos and cheese, to the menu.
Support from the Mitchell’s Bay community for the show is big, Miles said.
“We have more than 50 volunteers, some as young as 11 and 12,” she said, adding there is a youth movement. “A couple of boys volunteered to help with recycling cans. Some are going to do face painting and work at the food booth too.”
The event is hosted by the Mitchell’s Bay Area Association and the money raised goes towards projects in the community, habitat restoration, trail projects, improvements to the beach area and the beautification of Mitchell’s Bay.
For more information on the show, e-mail Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org
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