Car Cruise Kicks Off Optifest

Bothwell Old Autos Car Show 2013. (Photo by Dave Richie)

The Bothwell car show gets underway tonight.

The event has been running for well over 30 years, and Optimist member Marlene Wolf says they’re expecting to see a lot of classic cars.

“Probably in excess of 1,000, up to 1,200, maybe even a few more,” says Wolf. “We’ve had 1,500 to 1,600 cars in the past,”

Optifest kicks off with a cruise tonight and continues tomorrow with the show and popular 50-50 draw. Last year’s 50-50 draw winner went home with over $18,000.