Great Rochester Heritage Days to Feature the 36th Annual Festival of Cars

Did you know that the Greater Rochester Heritage Days features not only our incredible past, but has a spectacular car show to attract your interest as well!? The Rochester Lions Club is putting on two great car shows in Rochester Municipal Park over the Memorial Day Weekend. This is the 9th annual Heritage Rod and Custom Car Festival and the 36th annual Festival of Cars. All proceeds from the car shows go to support Leader Dogs for the Blind and other Lions Charities.

The Heritage Rod and Custom Car Festival opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 and has approximately 200 cars produced in 1990 or before with an emphasis on custom cars, hot rods, street machine/Pro Street, muscle cars and classics. Special awards will be given and trophies for 15 different classes. The awards will be presented at approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The 36th annual Festival on Cars show will be held on Sunday, May 24 at 9 a.m. Known as the “Prettiest Car Show in Michigan,” it will feature over 200 rare vintage and antique vehicles. This show is one of the few factory original and restored to factory original car shows in Michigan. Trophies are awarded in 20 classes for cars, motorcycles, bicycles and commercial vehicles dating from 1900-1990. Awards will be presented at approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition to the fine looking cars, both shows feature food and refreshments, a number of raffles, music by DJ Beth on Saturday and Sunday and historic automotive commentary on Sunday. The Greater Rochester Heritage Days activities include history, wool spinning, crafts, games, antique fire engine pumping demonstrations, Timber Guild of Michigan demonstrations lots of food and much more.

For more information contact Bill Claussen at (248) 375-5096 or visit First time participants can register on line at the Rochester Lions Club web site.

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