Car show expected to bring thousands to Evart

EVART — It’s often hard to know who is enjoying the annual Evart Car Show more — those displaying or those strolling the grassy aisles at Evart’s Riverside Park to admire the cars on display.

Without a doubt, the car show, held the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, has become something of a festival farewell to summertime activities in Evart and attracts car lovers from all over the state and further afield as well.

Saturday, Sept. 3, hundreds of automobile aficionados will once again descend on the park to strut their stuff with some of the best examples of classic, and lovingly restored and modified cars.

Last year, there were hundreds of entries lined up on the lawn at Riverside Park under spreading shade trees, and thousands of visitors taking it all in.

This year once again there will be mint condition classics parked next to pristine street rods.

The long and exciting history of automobile production will be on display for the many, many wanderers and strollers making they way up one car-lined avenue and down the next.

And while some will simply observe, others will spend their time primping and preening their lovingly restored and/or maintained machines in hopes of taking home the Best of Show trophy.

There will be a lot of fun.

Friday evening, as a kickoff to the 18th Evart Car Show, the Evart Car Club the first Evart Street Cruize is set to go and those taking part will meet at the Ventra parking lot, (Evart Products), at 6 p.m. to begin a tour around the countryside.

Registration actually begins at 5 p.m., (and preregistration isn’t required.)

Cars will leave Evart, loop around Chippewa Lake, and end up back in Evart after a beautiful drive through the late summer-early autumn landscape.

Everyone will end the drive at Twin Oaks, (formerly Club Shadows), where a good, ol’ fashioned sock hop awaits - in the best traditions of cruising the neighborhood.

Then after an evening of fun and fellowship, hundreds of automobile aficionados will descend on the park to take part in what is a continuously growing event, with more and more participants and visitors gathering in the comfortable surroundings to show off their own cars, and admire the handiwork of hundreds of other, like-minded car buffs.

The car show brings out the best in people, and people bring their best to this car show.

The Evart Car Show is something of a season closer on the summer activities schedule, so don’t miss this one.