Kiwanis revs up car show
Let's get ready to rumble!
And rattle, purr, hum or roar...
Labor Day weekend and cool cars go together in Storm Lake, where the big annual car show has become a holiday tradition in scenic Chautauqua Park.
Visitors Sunday can enjoy the view of the lake while taking in the Hy-Noon Kiwanis Classic Car Show and picnicking on grilled turkey fillets hosted by Sara Lee and the Santa's Castle Committee.
The show is traditionally one of the largest of its kind in the region, attracting antiques, classics, hot rods, sports cars, lead sleds, motorcyles, tricked-out trucks, sports cars and more. And proceeds go to help with Kiwanis community efforts.
There's plenty of classic pop music going on, and the show is a great place to learn about the history of great cars and the restoration hobby from people who come from all across western Iowa and beyond to show off their machines.
Everything from a Cobra to a Superbee have shown up to be exhibited beside high school teens' first project cars.
The Hy-Noon Kiwanis Car Show registration is 9 a.m.-noon with the "Show and Shine" taking place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Trophies in several classes will be presented at 3 p.m.
"There will be classic cars displayed right on the lake in the shade of the park trees with old time rock and roll music for everyone to enjoy," chairman Chad Halder says.
Admission to the car show is $3 for adults and is free for children under 10. Car show sponsors are Rasmussen Ford/Mercury, Fizpatrick Auto Center, Schuelke Auto Company, Bob's Garage and Auto Sales, and Exhaust Pros. For more information, contact Halder at 712-732-5440.
Once you have checked out the scores of dream rides (or if cars just aren't your thing) there is plenty more to see and do.
* Sara Lee will be serving 500 turkey fillets from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Don't forget the BBQ sauce.
* Sky High Bounce will set up several of their inflatables for children's jumping enjoyment, noon to 4 p.m.
* There will also be an Arts and Craft Fair in Chautauqua Park from noon-4 p.m. offering purses, jewelry, home décor, and other specialty items. "Run Away Saws" owner Jeff Klatt of Storm Lake will demonstrate his skills while carving a nutcracker figure to be placed in Santa's Castle for the holiday season.
* From noon- 4 p.m., there will be entertainment and demonstrations by Universal Kenpo Karate featuring Bill Wallace "Superfoot" retired Professional Karate Association Middle weight Champion.
*Just down the shore, the King's Pointe Waterpark will be open from 11-8.