Motor on over to downtown Bowling Green on Saturday, July 11 to experience the American love affair with cars at the 14th Annual Classics on Main Car Show. Hundreds of cars dating from the 1920s to next year’s model will line Main Street in an event that showcases great cars of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
More than fifty 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. Two new judged categories have been added this year in response to requests from exhibitors: Street Rods and Special Interest Vehicles. The Special Interest category includes race cars, kit cars, highly modified cars and trucks, and rat rods.
Vehicle registration and parking is from 8 a.m. to noon, with judging and awards from 12-4 in the afternoon. Wednesday July 2 is the deadline for $12 vehicle pre-registration, but car owners may register on the day of the show for $15. Parking is on a first-come first served basis so exhibitors are urged to arrive as close to 8 a.m. as possible.
Vehicle exhibitors receive various perks and are eligible for door prizes donated by local businesses and regional sports teams. Car Hop delivery service from downtown restaurants is available for vehicle exhibitors and downtown businesses roll out the red carpet for all visitors.
Public admission to this family friendly event is free and, while the vehicles are the main attraction, public address games and concessions add to the festival nature of the event. Kaity Kinloch, appearing as Marilyn Monroe, will be available for photographs in a fundraiser supporting the event. Photo prints are $5 each.
Additional information about Classics on Main is available at the Downtown BG website: www.downtownbgohio.org