By Coastal Breeze News Staff
Cars came rolling into the Kiwanis Car Show early on a sunny morning. Kiwanis volunteers directed 165 drivers to park their automobiles around the Marco Urgent Care Center grounds. The cars were polished and cleaned, and the sun reflected brightly off the chrome. The cars lined up; some opened their hoods or opened their doors or windows to let the spectators do what they do best….look! And look they did, hundreds and hundreds of people came to enjoy the cars.
In addition to the viewing cars, the Marco Magic Cheerleaders and the Irish Dancers performed, and the activities were emceed by DJ Steve Reynolds. There was plenty of food, popcorn and ice cream. Attendees voted for their favorite cars, and the kids were able to get in the act with a “Kid’s Choice” favorite category.
The votes were tabulated, and the following winners were present to receive their awards:
• Best in Show: Bob Potter (Panther Custom Car)
• Best Corvette: Bill Young (1958 Corvette)
• Best Sports Car: Karen Young (1956 Austin Healy)
• Best Convertible: Gary Broad (1957 Chevrolet)
• Best Paint: Eric DeSimone (2003 Mustang)
• Best Classic Pre-1950: Ed Chesney (1947 Lincoln Continental)
• Best Classic 1950-1970: Kathy Strobel (1957 T-Bird)
• Best Muscle Car: David Cohen (1967 Pontiac GTO)
• Best 4 Door: Dan Disco (1951 Mercury)
• Best Sports Car Pre-1950: Claire Keery (1949 MG)
• Best Sports Car Pre-1970: Angel Fleitas (1960 VW)
• Best Sports Car Pre-1980: Jack Keery (1974 Jaguar)
The annual car show is just one of several fun events Kiwanis Club holds throughout the year to raise funds for charitable giving, the focus of which is children. The Kiwanis motto: “Serving the Children of the World.”
The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island meets at 7:30 AM Thursday’s at Stonewall’s.