Classics on Main car show has record entries PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 15 July 2013 10:10
Car show judge Charlie Bechstein is seen near a silver 2002 PT Cruiser, and blue 1967 Plymouth Barracuda and a red 1966 Chevrolet Corvette during the 'Classics on Main' car show. (Photos: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
One of the nicest weather days of the summer brought out a record number of entries Saturday for Bowling Green’s 12th Classics on Main Car Show.
Exhibitors shared their cars, trucks and motorcycles, some nearly a century old, others featuring the latest in alternative fuel technology.
A total of 351 vehicles entered the show and several others had to be turned away due to lack of space.
Best of Show honors went to the 1928 Chevrolet AB National owned by John and Kim Hillman of Lima.
The Exhibitor’s Choice award went to the 1957 Chevrolet BelAir two-door owned by Ray Hensley of Swanton.
There were a total of 54 trophies handed out in what is billed as “The Largest One-Day Judged Show in the Region.”
A panel of seven judges reviewed entries in 19 classes.
Vehicles lined Main Street and also filled the Huntington Bank parking lot, which was named “Electric Avenue” for the day.
Classic cars are seen along South Main Street in Bowling Green, Ohio during the annual 'Classics on Main' car show.
A century of history in electric vehicles was seen there with a 1912 electric and a modern-day Tesla, with a large solar panel array in the background.
Efficiency Smart, a partner with BG’s municipal electric system, spent the day passing out high-efficiency light bulbs to customers.
Downtown BG Director Barbara Ruland said a combination of the weather, promotion and a hard-working committee resulted in a great event. “It was a real team effort,” she said.
“Our volunteers did an amazing job. They show up without a lot of prior preparation and just pull together to put the show on. We had about 95 volunteers this year and we can always use a few more,” Ruland said.
Looking to 2014, Ruland said the challenge will be how to find space for more vehicles. “We had to disappoint some people because we did not have space,” she said.

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