The Main Street Car Show has been one of the most popular attractions of the Shelby Street Fair for a few years now, and even though the Shelby Area Chamber of Commerce has made the tough decision to not host the street fair this year, the car show is still a go! Saturday, Aug. 1, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Main Street in Shelby will be lined with some of the best classics and hot rods on the Hi-Line.
“I have helped the Chamber put on the car show for the past couple of years,” said Todd Howell. “The Chamber decided they could not do the street fair due to a lack of volunteers, so I asked if I could continue the car show. I have a huge car passion and enjoy putting together events like this. It was a no-brainer when I said I would do it on my own.”
Hosting the car show solo has required a bit of extra effort by Howell. He had to obtain a state permit and insurance for the event, but he has it under control. And while he is the main organizer of this event he has his own crew of “volunteers” to help him out.
“The crew from Night of the Hotrods is helping,” smiled Howell. “I may have suckered them into it. We all have a great love for cars and the camaraderie of the car culture that goes with it. Some of the best people you can be from, near and far.”
Registration and line-up will get underway at 8 a.m. on Aug. 1 and wrap up by 11 a.m. There is a $10 registration fee and over 10 different, handmade trophies, to be won.
“There are 14 trophies this year,” said Howell. “All of them are handmade by Dee Harris and myself.”
Trophies will be given to the traditional first through third place winners as well as the remaining top 10. There will also be trophies awarded for “Mr. BadAss,” People’s Choice, Best Nine Classic and Dirty Steve’s Cleanest Interior. The winners will be announced at 2 p.m., the day of the show.
Anyone wanting to participate in the car show is welcome to do so, simply drive on down to Main Street, Saturday, Aug. 1, between 8 and 11 a.m., get registered and in line. For those that just enjoy checking out awesome cars while enjoying the day outdoors, you won’t want to miss this!
“A lot of car shows have been cancelled, so we are hoping to see everyone at the Main Street Car Show, along with some new faces this year,” concluded Howell. “It’s on, spread the word and save the date!”