September 22, 2014

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Vintage vehicles to pack downtown Elyria for classic car show

While cars, trucks and vans of a more youthful vintage tend to take up the majority of parking spaces on Broad Street every afternoon, it’ll be cars from a different era filling downtown Sunday.

The ninth annual car show — sponsored by Donna’s Diner and Main Street Elyria — will take place noon to 3 p.m., and police will begin shutting down Broad Street between Washington and East avenues around 9:30 a.m.

With 75 cars at the show last year, Donna Dove — owner of the diner — is hoping for another good turnout not only so people can enjoy cars, food and live music from local oldie and classic rock cover band T.C.T. but to also help the small businesses downtown.

“What this is about is getting the people downtown,” Dove said. “We have some new businesses down here. We just want people to be downtown.”

Dove will be showing her own 1975 Camaro this year after trading in her 1964 Impala that she used to show. But next year, she may have a different car.

“When you start going through the change of life, you want to be a kid,” Dove said of the Camaro. “I don’t like it. I want my cruiser back.”

Dashboard plaques will be given to car owners and trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place and best of show.

Early registration tickets are $7 and $8 on Sunday.

Contact Andrew Harner at 329-7155 or ctnews@chroniclet.com.