The third annual Knights Ferry Classic Car Show is scheduled for this Saturday, April 2, expected to draw plenty of auto enthusiasts to the small community.
Despite its short history, the well-attended show has enjoyed outstanding success, said organizers. The show, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is sponsored by the Knights Ferry Community Club with profits used for numerous community projects and local student scholarships.
“We are urging folks to get their entries in as soon as possible to reduce the odds of missing out on this event which keeps growing in popularity,” Show Chairman Miles Shuper said. “With limited space we want to accommodate as many participants as possible while keeping a comfortable setting. We urge potential entrants to get their ‘signed’ entry forms to us by this Friday, the day before the event. Late entries will only be admitted space permitting.”
More than a dozen awards will be presented and there will be music and a variety of foods. In addition to the awards, raffles will be held with prizes including a “Turbo350” transmission, tools, Black Oak Casino gifts and more. Also five winners will have their cars photographed near the Knights Ferry historic covered bridge, a national monument.
The Knights Ferry Odd Fellows Lodge will be hosting a pancake breakfast starting at 7 a.m. that day, prior to the start of the car show.
Entry fee is $35 and each entry will receive one show T-shirt and a dash plaque. This year show organizers are attempting to limit entries to 150 vehicles due to limited space in the small community.
Entry forms are available on Facebook under Knights Ferry Classic Car Show, and at area Perko’s restaurants. Entry forms are also available in Knights Ferry at the 50’s Roadhouse, the Rivers Edge, the Creamery ice cream shop and the Knights Ferry Post Office or by calling 559-679-4337.
“More than two dozen faithful volunteers and a host of generous sponsors come together make the show happen,” Shuper said.
Leslie Boco, who has been involved in a variety of projects as a volunteer added, “We enjoy what we are able to do to make this a fun day for everybody.”
Shuper said 2016 car show T-shirts are being sold at three Perko’s locations; at the O’Brien’s Market shopping center in Riverbank and in Modesto within the Walmart Shopping Center on McHenry Avenue and the one on Oakdale Road. All proceeds from sales go to the Knights Ferry Community Club.