Club sees new, different classic vehicles at annual car show

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Despite the questionable weather the past few weeks, the sun came out just in time for the 35th annual Stolley Park Car Show.

People checked out 150 classic cars at the 35th annual Stolley Park Car Show Sunday. (Source: Kelsey Dickeson, KSNB)

People checked out 150 classic cars at the event Sunday. There was everything from restored originals, to hot rods, to trucks.

For the first time, one collector brought an antique piece of farm equipment. Art Moeller displayed his 1947 Ford Truck. It's been in his family for decades.

"I just kind of wanted to keep it in the family," said Art Moeller. "My dad bought it off my grandfather's estate sale, and then my dad passed away and I bought it from my mom. I retired it for about 30 years and in 2018 I got it back out. I wanted to take it to parades and put it in some car shows."

The vehicle has had a lot of use over the years. Moeller's dad kept it up before he got it, so it didn't need a lot of repairs.

Moeller said they use to haul hay and grain in the truck. Then it started leaking in the 1980s. That's when the family decided to only haul cattle.

"I use to like to drive it hauling cattle and stuff when we farmed for my dad and granddad. When I was 16 I was put in this truck to drive. So I've ridden in it a lot of times," Moeller said.

His truck was one of many new, and different class vehicles at the show.

The Vintage & Classic Wheels Car Club hosts the event every year. Ron Duncan, president of the club, said the show got rained out last year. He said that combined with the recent windstorm made them nervous of how many people would attend this year.

It didn't seem to be a problem

"Apparently people haven't held the weather against us and we have a real nice turnout in the park," Duncan said. "We're car people, and we just love old cars. We really enjoy seeing the new, old cars being completed and driven."

The Parks and Rec Department prepped the park for the show to work around all the fallen trees from this past storm.

People paid $15 for entry to the show. All the money will go toward automotive scholarships at Central Community College.

Duncan said he hopes to have another successful show next year.