Car show is new addition to fair

Mindy Kearns - For Ohio Valley Publishing

POINT PLEASANT — A new event at the Mason County Fair this year hopes to draw more senior citizens through the gates.

The Antique Car and Tractor Show will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11. Registration for the show is from 1 to 5:30 p.m., with trophy presentation to take place between 5:30 and 6 p.m.

Set to take place on the fairground midway, Eddie Roush, one of the organizers, said it will be another attraction for all ages, but specifically for the senior citizens who grew up in the era of the vehicles. Tuesday is Senior Citizen Day, when those 60 years and over receive free fair admission.

The New Haven Road Angels car club will be assisting with the show. The Road Angels have held a large swap meet at the fairgrounds the past two years, and when the car show was mentioned, an immediate partnership was formed.

Roush, who is a member of both the fair and the Road Angels, said 15 trophies will be given out at the event, including a “best of show” award. The remainder of the trophies will be given to the top placing cars and tractors, which will be determined by judges. Door prizes will also be awarded.

Those entering a car or tractor in the show can go to the main gate or tractor pull gate. The $10 registration fee allows the driver free fair admission. Passengers must pay the regular $8 gate admission.

Following the car and tractor show, the antique tractor pull begins at 6 p.m.

For more information on the car and tractor show, contact Roush at 304-593-0540 or Mark Clark at 304-675-0975.

Mindy Kearns

For Ohio Valley Publishing