Family Days' Annual Car and Bike Show

by Rachel Sluss | Reporter Published:

The Classic Auto Group, Action Auto Body and Gateway Towing are sponsoring and hosting the annual Car and Bike Show July 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Streetsboro City Park in a grassy area. 

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. and costs $15. The first 100 registered cars and the first 50 registered motorcycles will receive dash plaques.

Only four bikes entered the event when the Car and Bike Show started in 2009, said Barbara Kachenko, who chaired the committee that organized the show this year. She said she is hoping at least 100 bikes and 200 cars participate in the show July 27.

“We are hoping for one of the best shows ever—rain or shine,” Kachenko said. “We are there with great entertainment. We also have food vendors coming out from registration throughout the entire show again.”

Action Auto Body Owner Mark Thompson said there should be a "huge array of vehicles" at the event.

"Anywhere from semis to bicycles -- lots of classic cars, lots of muscle cars, some race cars," he said.

Thompson has sponsored and helped organize the show for years. Judging will end at 1 p.m., and the award presentation will take place at 1:30 p.m.

"There are a lot of local participants and people that come from all over,” Kachenko said. “Now, it's always fun to see the different styles of vehicles as these people are very proud of what they bring to the shows.”

Judging is broken down by the category of the vehicle and year, Thompson said. There are a number of items that are scored such as chrome, paint, interior, wheels and tires and more. Each item is rated from one to 10 with 10 being the best score. The vehicles with the most points accumulated win.

Thompson said '60s and '70s vehicles are the largest classes at the show.

"My son has a dirt stock car. We're going to take it," Thompson said. "But we're going to race late Saturday night, so we're going to take it there with the race track dirt and everything on it...But it'll be different because there's nothing there like that."

There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle at $1 each or $5 for six tickets. The D.J. Is Streetsboro's Capt. Dave Yanetsky and crew.

The categories for the show include:

Cars: 

Sports car — all two-seat cars

Stock — '49-'59, '60-'69, '70-'79, '80-'89, '90-'99, 2000-present

Modified stock —'49-'59, '60-'69, '70-'79, '80-'89, '90-'99, 2000-present

Current stock — all factory cars and trucks 2000 and newer

Hot rods — pre-1948, street legal

Street machines — post-1948, street legal

Vans and trucks — 1949-79, '80-present

Competition — dragsters, comp rods, pro-street

Antiques — must be at least 25 years old

Special interest — kit cars, tractors, pull vehicles, wreckers, etc. 

Tuner

Junior rodder — bicycles, mopeds, tricycles, wagons (primarily children's vehicles)

"Best Engine"

"Best Overall Detail"

"Steve Szabo Memorial Award" (family involvement)

"Streetsboro Family Days Best of Show" (first-place award, only)

Bikes:

Stock

Custom

Antique — 25 years or older, including scooters, whizzers, etc.

Trikes

Choppers

Baggers/touring

"Best Engine"

"Best Paint"

"Streetsboro Family Days Best of Show" (first place only)

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Email: rsluss@recordpub.com

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