EATON — The 16th annual Old Fashioned Downtown Saturday Night car show zooms into Eaton this Saturday, Aug. 23, bringing with it thousands of classic cars and bikes and lots of vehicle and motorcycle aficionados.
From 4-8 p.m., “souped up” cars and hot rod motorcycles will line the streets and fill the lots in downtown Eaton during this wheel-lovers’ extravaganza.
Live music will be provided by Blue Lou and the Mafia, who will play at the Preble County Courthouse square.
This year’s event is being brought to life courtesy Downtown Eaton, Inc., the Eaton Police Association, and the Eaton Fire & EMS Association.
Grand prizes include a rebuilt small block Chevy engine, sponsored by Rodney Cobb Chevrolet Buick GMC and Car Quest, built by Billy Moore; and a rebuilt Chevy transmission, sponsored by Bob Davis Transmission.
Corporate sponsors for Downtown Saturday Night include Henny Penny Corporation, Freedom First Credit Union, Ullery’s Ice Cream, Grandview Medical Center, Preble County Medical Center, LCNB National Bank, Timken Steel, A.E. Fickert Disaster Kleenup, Plane Door Productions and Reid Hospital and Healthcare Services.
Heindl Engineering is sponsoring the top 10 motorcycle awards and is sponsor of a $100 raffle for motorcycles only.
Top 50 cars award sponsors include: Murphey Insurance, Wagner Technica Service, Strange’s Boat Shop, Bill and Nancy Clayton, Remagen, Inc., Girton-Schmidt Boucher-Gard Funeral Home, Electro-Cap International, Beoddy Oil Company, Barnes Funeral Home, Preble County Ace Hardware, Somerville National Bank, Valley Carpet Center, Chris Miley/Miley Construction, Rudy Roth/Ameriprise, Eaton Place, Stan’s Body Shop, Simon Insurance, David & Janet Sikora, Lakengren Brothers, Kramer & Associates, School Enterprises/H&R Block, Kee Printing, HIT Foundation, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Mark Adams Painting, Vancrest Care Center, Cabaniss Lawn Rolling & Snow Removal, Over the Hill Gang, Walmart, Grandview Medical Center, Preble County Medical Center, Craig A. Hewitt, DDS, Eilerman Insurance, M&S Body Shop, Taffy’s of Eaton, Twin Valley Equipment, Steve Winn Insurance, Martin Tree Service, Preble County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Guss Ross III, Brubabker Grain & Chemical, Quality Tile, Foster’s Home Improvement, Edward Jones/Mark Howard, First Impression Wear.
Sponsors for the live music this year include Hoover & Roberts, Edmund Kalil, Eaton Floor & Wall, Sarah’s Pizza, Your Flower Shoppe, 230 Club, Simon Insurance, Yesterday’s Treasures, Pappy B’s Barbecue, Eaton Vac & Sew, Roselius Insurance, Crowell Plumbing, Morin Rentals, Designer Eyewear Outlet and Wilson Hardware.
According to Eaton Police Department officials there will be no show cars allowed to park in the car show area until streets close at 1 p.m.