Labor Day Car Show attracts a wide variety of entries
TINA L. SCOTT
From Fords to Chevy’s, Mustangs to Jeeps, early 20th Century automobiles to today’s late model vehicles, and everything in between, the Merrill Festival Grounds was the place to see them all on Monday afternoon, Sept. 6, after the parade. The Merrill Lions Club Labor Day Car Show was a colorful display, ranging from the always-classic black and other classic neutral colors like white, cream, tan, and navy, to the vibrant yellow, orange, red, green, turquoise, and purple colors of a riotous rainbow. Coupes, convertibles, and Corvettes shared the limelight with street rods and roadsters, touring cars and trucks, Monte Carlos, muscle cars, and modified late models.
There was literally something for every taste in automobile enthusiast or collector. Attendees admired the clean lines and contours, as well as engine modifications and horsepower. While one vehicle drew notice for its attention to classic detail and suicide doors, the one right next to it might feature aftermarket parts, a suicide hood kit, and a body lift kit and get oohs and ahhs for that. Motorheads, gearheads, and classic car aficionados were in their element.
Individuals, couples, and families came down to check out the vehicles and enjoy food from the local food stands – cheese curds and cheeseburgers, lemonade, French fries, and more – as well, a wonderful return to an annual end-of-summer ritual before settling into the routines of the school