See the 'classics' at Main Street Car Show Saturday

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This modified 1956 Chevrolet was the winner of the 2015 Marble Falls Main Street Car Show. This year's winner will become the 2017 poster car. Fans can see all the entries from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in downtown Marble Falls.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

 

More than 120 ogle-worthy autos are expected for Marble Falls Main Street Car Show to be held by the Marble Falls Kiwanis Club from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.

“This will be the fifteenth annual event and it is one of the very few downtown car shows in this part of the country,” said chairman Jack Sargent. “The city will close three or four blocks of Main Street and the show cars will line both sides and up the middle.”

There is no charge to the public to view the cars. In addition to the silent auction aimed at car fans, all the shops and eateries downtown will be open for business.

“This will be going on the same time as the Citywide Garage Sale in Johnson Park,” Sargent noted. “It is no more than a 15-minute walk for that shopping excursion sponsored by the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce. We think the two events compliment each other.”

The Main Street Car Show is a juried event, but the entries are wide open to all kinds of cars and trucks.

“Most of the cars will be about 25 years old,” said Sargent. “We have street rods, resto-rods, resto-mods and original cars. We even like to encourage good original cars that have been what you might call 'sympathically' restored; they run great but the dents and dings have been left.”

Sargent's own 1963 Chevrolet Corvair convertible is an original car.

“I've owned three,” he said. “All three of my children learned to drive in a Corvair. This red four-speed is about seven years old.”

Judging will conclude about noon and the winner of the show will be the poster car in 2017. Exhibitors still can register for $25 at the gate or online at: www.marblefallskiwanis.org.

For more information, contact Sargent at jacksargent@gmail.com or 830-598-2863.

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