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Great Pumpkin Car Show breaks records to support The Salvation Army of Livingston County

On Saturday, October 13th, Howell’s Armor Protective Packaging® (ARMOR), Paulson’s Construction and Tanger Outlets hosted a record-breaking ARMOR Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show with all proceeds to benefit The Salvation Army of Livingston County. The show was record breaking in the number of participating cars — 450 — and more importantly, in the total dollars collected for the Salvation Army — $17,047.10.

While this year was the 11th year of the car show, it was the first year that ARMOR organized the event and served as a founding sponsor. “For ARMOR it just made sense to combine our love of community and The Salvation Army of Livingston County with our expertise in rust prevention and rust removal products — perfect for classic car restoration. It was a great day!” said Dave Yancho, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ARMOR.

A total of 61 awards were given to car show participants — 55 were the result of votes cast by a ballot exclusive to registered car show participants and six, including the Best in Show, were given by a panel of honorary judges. Those serving as 2018 honorary judges were Janelle Best, President, Howell Chamber of Commerce; Frank Brandenberg, former owner, Auto-Lab and Chairman of The Salvation Army of Livingston County Advisory Board; and Mike Carr, Owner, Carr’s Finishing Touch and Carr’s Performance.
Community groups and businesses from the area were all on hand to support the event and ultimately The Salvation Army of Livingston County. Car show sponsors included Auto-Lab of Howell, Champion Chevrolet, Chem-Trend, 1st National Bank, Lake Trust Credit Union, Lawrence Auto Body, Livingston Antique Outlet, Metro Agency Inc., Mica Crafters and the Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport thanks to Mark Johnson, Airport Manager and the Livingston County Aeronautical Facilities Board.
In addition, members of the Hartland High School Choir sang the National Anthem and area resident Ron Staley piloted a jet fly over to kick off the event. Food was provided by local vendors Tony’s Dogs, Motor City Smokers, Peace, Love and Tacos and Boy Scout Troop 364 and from noon to 1 p.m. the band Sanctuary played classic and Motown hits. Also onsite was a swap meet area offering vintage car parts and accessories for sale sponsored by Rust Bucket Restoration.

“It was so gratifying to see the months of planning and prep work pay off with such a successful show. The weather was beautiful; the attendees were great; the cars were spectacular; and the volunteers were inspiring, but the best part of hosting such a successful community event is knowing that all of the proceeds will support our local Salvation Army of Livingston County in their efforts to ‘Do the Most Good,” Yancho added.

Looking ahead, the 12th Annual ARMOR Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show will be held October 12, 2019.

 

About ARMOR
Armor Protective Packaging® manufactures and distributes rust prevention and rust removal products that are clean, safe, easy and that protect metals while in process, in transport or in storage. Providing rust prevention and rust removal solutions is how ARMOR is Taking the Work Out of the Workday™ for its customers. For close to 40 years, ARMOR has been a member of Livingston County while at the same time working with industrial customers from around the globe. The ARMOR international headquarters are located in Howell, Michigan.
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