Plans for the 28th annual Dowagiac Rod & Roll Classic Auto Show of the Chamber of Commerce are underway.
Chamber Treasurer & Event Chairman Kris Soenen, owner of Who Knew? Consignment, is heading up the event, assisted by Board member Schantel Myers of Chemical Bank, and Jim Kazlauskas, owner of Jim D’s Body Shop.
More than 200 classic cars will drive in from all over southwestern Michigan and northern Indiana on Saturday, Aug. 18, vying for the Best of Show or Top 20 finish. Visitors can talk shop with car owners, view beautifully-restored vehicles and partake in the French toast breakfast on Front Street, hosted by Jordan Anderson, owner of The Baker’s Rhapsody.
New this year, children will enjoy a Touch a Truck event within Twistees’ parking lot, organized by Debenwethek Parent Group of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. The Trophy Ride begins at 2 pm. Show gate for cars and registration opens at 7 a.m.
Corporate trophy sponsors include: Barry’s Automotive, Creative Vinyl Signs, Dowsett Chiropractic Health Center, Flint’s Auto Repair, John & Curt’s Brake & Alignment, Myer’s Forklift, Peggy Hamilton, True’s Towing, Who Knew Consignment and Wolverine Mutual Insurance.
Chemical Bank is underwriting the participant dash plaques, with corporate sponsors of the event coffee mugs being: C. Wimberley Automotive Group, Imperial Furniture, Mahar Insurance and True’s Towing.
Corporate sponsors of the event crewneck shirts are: Ausra Equipment, Creative Vinyl Signs, Division Tire, Dowagiac Auto Service, Hale’s Hardware, Jim D’s Body Shop, Kemner Iott Benz Insurance, Lindy’s Restaurant, Mosier Well Drilling, Oil Can Alley, Ridge / Napa, Symonds Machine Co., True’s Towing and Wings, etc.