Antique car show rolls into Arkona (GALLERY)
Hot rods, convertibles, and muscle cars will roll into Arkona Saturday for the town’s annual antique car show.
The event, started by the late Bruce Redman back in the early 2000s, has been hosted by the Arkona Lions Club since 2017 from Rock Glen Conservation Area at 8680 Rock Glen Rd.
Organizer Stan Hladki said a wide variety of vehicles will be on display.
“Last year I had a 2009 Dodge Viper pull in during the last half hour we were there, I have a buddy that has a 1971 Road Runner that he’s had for about 25 years, but you know all the cars are great. The event is no Plunkett Fleetwood show, but we try to get as many cars in as we can,” said Hladki. “The first year we held it we had about 55 cars, last year we had about 77, and hopefully if the weather holds out we’re hoping to have a few more for this year’s event.”
Hladki said all cars are welcome, whether it’s a Ford Model T or a brand new car right off the lot.
He said the event features a variety of activities for the whole family.
“It’s not just a car show. We have the Lions Museum up there, the whole park is open so there’s trails and the whole shebang, we have a DJ that comes in to play 50s, 60s, 70s style music, and have the Lioness do all the food,” said Hladki.
Hladki said the club would be lucky to break-even, and that if they do make any money it will go right back into the community.
The event goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The first 125 visitors will not have to pay the $4 entry fee, and the first 100 cars will receive a dash plaque.
To enter a car or for more information, contact Stan Hladki at 519-828-3261.