Hundreds expected at annual Shriner’s car show

For the past seven years, auto enthusiasts from the area have flocked to DelGrosso’s in Tipton for the Jaffa Antique and Class Vehicle Club’s vehicle show.
This year makes number eight.
The show actually started 11 years ago at the Jaffa Shrine, but according to club secretary Jim Harding, the accommodations at DelGrosso’s were too much to match.
“A lot of people like cars, but the family doesn’t always agree with the one who wants to see the cars,” said Harding. “It’s a nice, Sunday afternoon car show with an amusement park right there…something for everyone.”
This year’s show is scheduled for May 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those interested in showing their vehicles must be registered by no later than 1 p.m. that day. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars registered.
Also, those registering will receive a DelGrosso gift pack and two free ride passes for kids 12 and under.
There will be all kinds of categories, 12 in all. These include: all stock cars to 1941; all stock cars from 1942-1954; all stock cars from 1955 to 1962; all stock cars from 1963 to 1966; all stock cars from 1967 to 1970; all stock cars from 1971 to 1989; all sports cars two seat to 1989; all street rods and customs to 1948; modified, custom and reprop from 1949-1989; all trucks to 1989; all motorcycles; and all vehicles from 1990-1998.
“We usually see between 100 and 150 cars every year,” said Harding. “People come from as far as Maryland to show their cars here.”
Trophies will be awarded for three place winners per judged class.
The registration fee is $5.
“There is no charge for looking,” said Rick Moore, president of the Jaffa Antique and Classic Vehicle Club. “The Car Club is entirely self-supporting and our annual car show is our largest fundraiser of the year.
“Shrine’s are a non-profit group with it’s primary interest being that of treating burned and crippled children, at no cost whatsoever to them or their families, at its many private hospitals.”
No alcohol will be permitted, but food and other drinks will be available.
For more information, contact Harding at 942-5572.