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2016 Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show Raises Funds for the Livingston County Salvation Army

2016 Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show Raises Funds for the Livingston County Salvation Army


Thanks to everyone who helped to make the 9th annual Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show our most successful show yet!  The support of our great sponsors, lots of volunteers and of course all of the great classic car owners made this show a huge success.

We were delighted to have over 400 cars registered for judging this year!  Still more cars kept coming throughout the day totaling over 440 cars in all.  In addition, hundreds of spectators visited the show. This was the highest attendance yet! The show, held on Saturday, October 8th, was located at the Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport.  Again we were blessed with a beautiful fall day…a little windy, but the rain held off and sunshine was abundant!

The first 250 entrants received goody bags which included this year’s dash plaque; all registrants were eligible for many wonderful door prizes.  Great food was enjoyed thanks to Boy Scout Troop 364 of Howell, Tony’s Dogs of Howell, and Holly’s Sandwiches. New this year was a swap meet! Great music was provided by DJ Paul Peters and children were entertained by the red bucket bounce house provided by the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army also provided a free shuttle bus that ran from the airport to the Tanger Outlet Center for anyone who wanted to enjoy shopping as well as the show.

Official judges selected award winners for five special trophies including best of show and a veteran’s award.  All registered vehicles were judged by their peers in 20 classes; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners were awarded trophies.

Through the generosity of our entrants and sponsors who contributed both monetary funds and in kind donations, we raised over $22,500 for the Livingston County Salvation Army. This brings our 9 year total to over $122,000. The Salvation Army provides many vital services to our local community from rent and utilities assistance to disaster relief and elderly services. They also run many, many other valuable programs.

This event would not have been possible without the help of our sponsors.  These companies have shown their commitment to our community with their generosity.  They are the Tanger Outlet Center (Howell), Paulson’s Construction (Howell), Accu-temp Heating and Air Conditioning (Howell), Roy’s Auto Works (Howell), Mica Crafters (Howell), Street Knights (Howell), Siemens USA, Farmers Insurance (Brighton), Crosswinds Aviation (Howell), Rust Bucket Restoration (Howell), and Paramount Printing (Howell).

Our volunteers are committed to growing and improving the show each year, so save the date for the 10th Annual Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show… the second Saturday in October (October 14, 2017).  Like us on Facebook:  GreatPumpkin Classic Car Show (no space between Great and Pumpkin to find us). We are looking forward to seeing you all next year!

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