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Feast your eyes on these classic cars

Vroooooom on over to AutoFest 2012 Saturday, June 16, for a day of reminiscent fun. Why? To check out old cars, of course!

The 37th annual car show, now one day only, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 12th and Gunnison. Vendors, a car corral and a swap meet will also be featured. It's $5 for adults. Children under 12 are free.

"We expect well over 100 cars this year," AutoFest co-chairman Larry Overbye said. "It's a pretty good-sized show."

This year's featured class of car will be "orphans, pre-1970." Expect to see Studebakers, Nashes, Hudsons and Desotos.

Overbye noted that an "orphan" is a car that "hasn't been made since before 1970." All classic cars, however, may still be part of the show.

"It's open to everything," he said. "Motorcycles, trucks, muscle cars, classics and old models. ... We are giving away top 20 trophies and individual trophies."

Trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m.

Car registration will be open from 5:30-9 a.m. Saturday, and it's $20 to register a vehicle. This year's event will benefit Breast Cancer Awareness and Pink Ribbon.

AutoFest is put on yearly by the local chapter of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America. Overbye said there will be a informational booth for prospective members.

"We're looking for new members to be involved with group," he said. "We do a lot of touring, so it's a great club to belong to."

For more information, call 970-858-7970.


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