Cambridge readies for 12th annual car show

Posted Online: Aug. 10, 2014, 1:49 am
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By Lisa Hammer,
CAMBRIDGE – Proud owners of cars, trucks and motorcycles are invited to Cambridge on Saturday for the 12th annual Cambridge Car Show.

The show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at village hall, 123 W. Exchange St. The fee to register a vehicle is $15.

There are no classes for this year's show; car owners can park next to their friends.The top 60 vehicles will win awards and a best in show, best interior, best engine and best paint will be named. People also can vote for their favorite cars.

The Cambridge FFA will offer a petting zoo, and a scale model train display will be set up at the Cambridge Community Hall. The Cambridge American Legion will host a Legion Riders motorcycle display in the old Jack and Jill parking lot.

A bags tournament will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 200 block of North Prospect Street. If it's hot, children can cool off with spray from a fire tanker.

Bruce Strader's Antique Toy and Auto Museum on Center Street will be open, and people can tour the Historical Heritage Village on the north end of Prospect Street.

Music will be provided during the day by Danny Blakey, of Toulon, the Cambridge High School band and DJ 3D Sound.

There will be food and craft vendors, a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction that will include a football helmet signed by College Hall of Famer Chuck Long.

For more information about the show, call 309-937-2626.


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