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  • Auto show rallies more than 200 cars

  • The Knight’s 29th Annual Car Show drew auto enthusiasts to Boy Scout Park on Saturday.
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  • The Knight’s 29th Annual Car Show drew auto enthusiasts to Boy Scout Park on Saturday.
    The Knight’s Auto Club had nearly 25 cars on display, in addition to the 196 registered vehicles. Club member Derek Kasterke said turnout was only slightly down, despite weather concerns.
    “It was sprinkly and rainy and cloudy and it didn’t look good at all,” he commented on the day’s 8 a.m. start. “But we really fluctuate a lot each year. It seems like every four or five years we have a really, really big show.”
    Included in the 35 entry classes were Topless, T-Bird Pre, Low-rider and several Original and Modified categories. Kasterke explained the judging process, while largely personal preference, requires finding the best car in a class.
    “You have to take into account the paint, the interior and the engine,” he detailed. “You just kinda look for something that’s a really well-rounded, nice car.”
    Plaques were awarded to first and second place winners in each class.
    “We also do four Best Of trophies and a Mayor’s Choice,” Kasterke said.
    As cars were being judged and the sun began to reveal itself, youth activities stole the spotlight. Club secretary Lisa Schultz described a range of popular contests.
    “We had a balloon toss, a hula hoop contest and we’ll have a bubblegum-blowing contest,” she said.
    Food vendors were also a show hit, with one vendor selling out during the event’s first half.
    Kasterke expressed excitement in the event’s general and car entry participation.
    “There’s always a lot of repeat,” he said of registered cars, “but there’s a lot of new stuff I haven’t seen before.”
    Next year marks a milestone for the show. Schultz hinted the club might do something special to celebrate.
    “We probably will, since it’s our 30th,” she said. “But it’s still up in the air.”
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