BG in full gear for car show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 09:28
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File photo. Antique cars are seen in downtown Bowling Green during the annual classic car show. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
Saturday’s Classics on Main Car Show will showcase the American love affair with cars and trucks in downtown Bowling Green.
Hundreds of vehicles from as early as 1929 and as late as next year's model will line Main Street for the 12th annual event.
Show hours are noon to 4 p.m.
Preparations will begin at daybreak and registration runs from 8 a.m. until noon.
A special highlight for the second consecutive year will be the Electric Avenue Alternative Fuel Vehicle Exhibit, sponsored by Efficiency Smart. 
The exhibit features experimental cars and electric charging stations, electric conversions, and vehicles powered by butanol, compressed natural gas and propane, along with several commercially available hybrid and electric vehicles.
Tony Palumbo, one of the Electric Avenue organizers, is retired from Bowling Green State University and its Electric Vehicle Institute. The institute works to develop alternative vehicle power technologies with the goal of seeing them put into mass production. According to Palumbo, the organizers think of the vehicles in the Electric Avenue Exhibit as "classics of the future."
Palumbo and other technology experts will be on hand to discuss the vehicles in the exhibit.  
Electric Avenue will be located in the Huntington Bank lot at Clough and South Main streets.
A Ford Fairlane mini meet will also be held in the Huntington lot.
Representatives of Efficiency Smart will be there with gifts and information for customers of qualifying utilities companies.  Efficiency Smart is a non profit organization established to help the customers of participating municipal power companies save money through energy conservation. Bowling Green's municipal electric operation is a member of Efficiency Smart.
There will be no vehicle entry to the show this year at Main and Wooster streets. Show vehicles must enter on Main Street and Clay Street at the north or Main Street and Pearl Street at the south. Pre-registered vehicle owners have received information as to which entrance they should use.
Wooster Street will remain open to through traffic.
Day-of-show vehicle registration is $15. Vehicle exhibitors receive various perks and are eligible for door prizes.  
Car Hop delivery service from select downtown restaurants is a new feature of this year's show.
More than 50 trophies will be awarded in a ceremony presided over by Bowling Green's Mayor Dick Edwards, with the Best of Show sponsored by Thayer BG Family Dealerships.
Public admission is free and, while the vehicles are the main attraction, public address games and concessions are planned to promote visitor participation.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 July 2013 10:33
 

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