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2015-08-05 / Front Page

Annual classic car show revisits Northtown Center

by KEATON T. DEPRIEST Associate Editor

The Rotary Clubs of Amherst and Williamsville will be holding the 12th annual Rotary Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day this weekend, featuring an array of car and truck models on display.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive near Millersport Highway and the University at Buffalo’s North Campus.

The show will still be held in the event of rain.

“Cars at this show are among the finest

examples of car detailing and classic restoration, from the vintage through muscle cars and trucks,” said Richard Wojtowicz, Williamsville Rotarian and event general chair.

He added that honored during the judged show will be five Best of Show entrants as well as other special awards and the Top 50. Cash prizes and more than 100 awards will be presented.

Preregistration, which is available until Friday, Aug. 7, costs $13. Registration costs $15 the day of the show and will be available from 9 a.m. to noon. Judging begins at noon, and awards will be presented at 4 p.m.

There is no charge for the public to attend the event, which will include members of the U.S. Marine Color Guard parading the colors at noon, as well as local radio personalities playing recorded music and raffles.

A bounce house and face painting will be available for children. Hot dogs, hamburgers, corn-on-the-cob and beverages will be available to purchase.

“Rain or shine, there will be a lot to do and see outside of the Northtown Center at Amherst,” Wojtowicz said.

Proceeds from the Car Show and Family Fun Day will benefit the Amherst Youth Foundation and other charitable organizations in the community.

“The money stays here locally, and it’s a really great event for the community,” Woj- towicz said.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs across the world.

For further information about the car show, contact Wojtowicz at 634-2730 or email wojtowiczr@aol.com.

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