Date(s) - July 21, 2018
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Steele County Historical Society
Classic cars of all ages, new and old, domestics and imports will be on display throughout the facility parking area at the Steele County Historical Society, ensuring there is something for everyone to see. The car show is a participant voting system, with open class trophies to the top ten vehicles. A dash plaque will be given to all entries. There is a $5 per vehicle registration fee. The show will feature a wide range of specialty vehicles such as a 1950 Ford F150, 1959 Farmall Tractor, 1970 AMX, sprints car and more! Tow Mater, built from a 1955 Chevy Truck, is sure to be a hit with kids young and old.
The 1969 AMX was special ordered in 199 by Owatonna natives Harvey and Sharon West from Ben Bennett Rambler which was located at 1534 South Cedar Avenue. Under the advice of the salesman, “Shorty”, they ordered the bittersweet orange metallic 1970 American Motors AMX sport coupe “390”. This is an unrestored original owner car with 22,295 miles on it. The car still sits on the original tires off the showroom. It was special ordered with 390 CU inch 325 horsepower, go-pack, 4-speed transmission, power breaks, and power steering. The interior has deluxe leather seats, air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, and AM radio/8-track tape deck. The car is a two-time National Concours Winner (stock class) classic AMX Club International. AMX specifically built this coup to compete with General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford Motor pony cars. It’s a “special coupe” with a whole lot of history.
Be sure to join us for breakfast in the History Center featuring breakfast burritos, fresh fruit, cinnamon rolls, and beverages. The breakfast will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 am. The cost is $10 per person; children 5 and under eat free with paid adult. Tickets are available at the SCHS or online. Guests can stroll through the Village of Yesteryear and purchase commemorative items in Gus’ Station and are also available in the County Junction Gift Shop located in the History Center. Admission to the car show is free, however donations are always appreciated. All proceeds go to Gus’ Station Restoration and proposed addition of a service bay to be located next to Gus’ Station.
Immediately following the car show, there will be a car run to the Ellendale Muni. Join us for live music, food and drink specials, preferred parking to car show participants.