Sault Area Auto Show set for Saturday

Image result for Sault Area Auto Show set for SaturdayThe Sault Area Auto Show will return for its eighth straight year this weekend.

The event, which will once again be held on the grounds of Sault Ste. Marie’s City Hall, runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Registration for participating car owners lasts from 10 a.m. until noon and the cost is $10.

Along with a laundry list of classic cars, organizers plan to have entertainment, prize drawings and a food and beverage tent on site. Several police vehicles should be on display for public view, including some vintage police cars.

“(Visitors) will be surprised at the quality of cars available here in the Sault area,” said Founder Brad Pringle.

He noted that the show can trace its roots back several years to the Kewadin Casino parking lot and it was originally held in May. The event later moved to June in search of better weather and relocated to City Hall so it could draw more attention to the Sault’s downtown businesses.

Pringle said over the past two years he has been organizing the show with help from Twin Sault Cruiser Car Club President Ross Shubert, whose organization is now a co-sponsor of the event.

Other sponsors this year include Kewadin, Rodenroth Motors, Auto Center Pit Stop, and All Star Graphics.

The show is open to all styles of classic cars and trophies will be presented in several categories, with each one voted upon by the registered car owners. Plaques will be handed out to the top 20 overall cars at the event.

Pringle said in the past, the show has drawn as many as 75 participants and due to steady growth it could reach 100 within the next few years. They have come from locations like Escanaba, Marquette, Cheboygan and Gaylord.

In addition to bringing their favorite cars, the owners usually bring their love of car talk as well.

“Don’t forget, people who drive these old classics love to talk about them,” Pringle said.