PLYMOUTH – Classic cars will roll into the Terryville Fairgrounds Saturday for the American Legion Post 20’s inaugural Car Show.
In addition to classic cars, it will also feature a military category. Weather permitting, Sikorsky will be bringing a Black Hawk helicopter down at 1 p.m. for a landing. The event will also feature DJay SteveeRay, vendors, food trucks and raffles.
The event is being held in celebration of the American Legion’s 100th Anniversary. Proceeds will be used to honor the Legion’s traditions by funding 100th anniversary celebrations and activities throughout the year. Laura Williams, junior vice commander of the Post, said that these will include a Centennial Gala July 27 at the Lyceum, 181 Main St., from 5 to 10 p.m. and a Centennial Time Capsule project, details for which will be announced at a later time.
“This is the first car show our post has ever done,” said Williams. “We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of our post being chartered in July 1919. We wanted to do something different to commemorate that milestone, which would also be entertaining for the community. Who doesn’t like a good car show and food trucks?”
Williams said there will be six or seven military vehicles ranging from 1991 to today. She said she expects 50 to 60 classic cars to show up as well.
Vendors and booths at the Car Show will include Mutts Mending Mankind, Willy Pete’s Chocolates, D&J’s Pig Roast and Barbecue, Color Street, Farmers Insurance Agent Robert Layer, MojiLife, Angry Skillet, PartyLite, Face Painting with Jaime Lynn, Bill’s Mobile Brick Oven Pizza, Plymouth Kettle Corn, Young Living Essential Oils, Sew Natural, Chris’ Concessions, Alice in Tupperland and more.
Major Sponsors for the Car Show include: Old Brother Productions, Printability, ProLong Super Lubricants, RockAuto, Meguiar’s, Enhance A Colour Corporation, Metro Moulded, Painless Performance Products and Biker’s Edge.
Tickets will be sold at the gate and are $3 per person, $10 for a group of four people, and free for children 5 and younger. Additionally, those who donate $1 or more to the Plymouth Food Pantry at the gate will be able to get into the car show for $1 instead of $3.
The car show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Terryville Fairgrounds at 171 Town Hill Road.
It is $10 to register as a vendor or to bring a car. People can register the day of the event. The gate will open from 7 to 10:15 a.m. for registration.
For more information, call the post at 860-584-9119 or message them on their Facebook page, “American Legion Plymouth Post 20.” American Legion Post 20 is located at 245 Main St., Terryville.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.