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Calling all Car Buffs and Those Who Like to Buff Cars to WCCC’s 4th Annual Show n’ Shine Day

Posted May 29, 2013, at 2:02 p.m.

CALAIS _ An extravaganza is the only way to describe the 4th annual Show n’ Shine to be held at the Washington County Community College on Saturday, June 8th.

An array of vehicles from classic antiques to fancy Beamers to Rat Rods will be on display.

The event begins at 9 a.m. at the college and ends at 1 p.m.

Proceeds raised during the day go to the WCCC Automotive Technology Show n’ Shine Scholarship Fund as well as the Calais Food Pantry. The event is sponsored jointly by Downeast Cruisers and WCCC.

In addition to a lineup of stylish cars and trucks, there also will be some classy motorcycles and hogs as well as other power sports vehicles. Those who own race cars also are encouraged to bring them to the show.

New this year will be the first ever Auto Swap Meet for all those car, truck, motorcycle and power sports vehicle enthusiasts who have been winter hoarding all kinds of parts including old carburetors and head gaskets. They can now dig them out, dust them off and bring them to the show to trade, swap or sell.

“The swap meet is typically any old used car parts, ATV parts, motorcycle parts. It is a motorsports-related yard sale,” WCCC Automotive Technology Instructor Ron O’Brien said. ‘You can bring whole cars, partial cars, engines, partial parts and pieces.”

But it is not just about parts, there is going to be a whole lot more. Are you looking for an antique car? Just ask; you may find one there to buy.

There will be food.

Volunteers from the #1 Fire Hall Restoration Project will be there cooking hotdogs and serving drinks all for a modest price. The funds raised from the food sale will go to the restoration of the city’s historic fire house located on Church Street.

The show is expected to be bigger and better than ever.

In years past, more than 30 vehicles have been on display. “It has grown significantly each year,” he said. “We keep calling it a car show but it so much more. Everything from the import tuner cars to the jacked-up four wheel drives.”

O’Brien said he also expects there will be a few Rat Rods there.

“One of the new crazes is Rat Rods, old vehicles not typically polished,” O’Brien added. “They are rough and tumbled type of vehicles with rusty parts and they are all very functional and some have some unique antique items in them.”

Although there is no entry fee to display a car, truck or motorcycle, there is a small fee for those who wish to rent a space to sell, swap or trade parts.

O’Brien said he is anticipating a sunny day, but just in case a rain date has been set for Sunday, June 9.

For more information about Show n’ Shine or the Auto Swap Meet call Ron O’Brien at 454-1065 or Carlton Barnes at 214-2440

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