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John Kennedy calls it a stroll down Memory Lane.

Folks who come to the Cruisers on Main Street Show often take a trip back in time as they meander along streets filled with an array of vehicles.

Area residents will be able to make that trip again this weekend during the John C. Fremont Days festival.

The show runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Fremont. While a car show has taken place during the festival for years, this is the ninth year for the Cruisers event.

An estimated 400 cars, trucks and motorcycles will go on display during the event and thousands of people are expected to walk through it, said Kennedy, the car show chairperson.

Kennedy said the show features 62 different classes and 200 trophies will be awarded. Classes include those for stock cars; modified cars; race cars; rat rods; stock trucks; modified trucks; Corvettes; and motorcycles.

“There’s a class for everyone,” Kennedy said.

Those wishing to enter their vehicles may do so on the day of the show at Fourth and Main streets. The entry fee is $20 per vehicle.

Kennedy noted that specialty trophies will be awarded.

The custom-made trophies include: Dunbar’s Choice by Dunbar Street Cruisers; Best of Show and Best of Show Modified trophies by Gary Morris and crew; Best of Show Bike by Mike Godin; police department selection and fire department selection trophies by Gregg Schmidt of Trophy Case with custom lettering by Jerry Rosenthal.

Kennedy also noted that “In Memory” trophies will be presented in honor of people involved in the car show world who have died. Their family members select the winners of these trophies. Those being honored are: the late Dan Coughlin, Al Enfield, Paul Hartung, Don Mohr and Omer “Mr. T” Troester.

Dahl Automotive also will award a Salute to Our Troops trophy in honor of veterans.

Kennedy believes area residents will enjoy the show.

“People have a fascination with cars and bikes,” he said.

Visitors often look for cars and trucks similar to what they owned years ago.

“They’re looking for something that brings back memories,” he said.

Grandchildren will come with grandparents, who will tell them stories of the first car they had in high school. Or a man might see a car like the one he took his wife on a first date in, Kennedy added.

And with that, grandparents will make that Memory Lane trip with a new generation.


News Editor

Tammy Real-McKeighan is news editor of the Fremont Tribune. She covers news, features, religion stories and writes the weekly faith-based, Spiritual Spinach column.

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