JUL
21
2017

Paw Paw Days Classic Car & Truck Show

Tapper Ford side parking lot
S Kalamazoo & Industrial Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Contact Name: Paw PawArea Chamber of Commerce
269-657-5395

Opening Date:7/21/2017

Closing Date:07/22/2017

Event Description:The little car show idea the Chamber initiated 20 years ago has come of age and become a classic in its own right!! With your support we can make Paw Paw Days one of the community's main events of the year, and continue to offer activities and programs that spotlight our local businesses. The Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to Paw Paw Days, a weekend of pure family fun, celebrating our 21st annual Classic Car and Truck Show. In the tradition of our original Paw Paw Days, downtown Paw Paw merchants will bring back sidewalk sales, selling their wares inside and out, Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. Friday evening, classic car owners will come together for the Carol Motycka Memorial Classic Car Cruise. Participants should meet at 6pm, The Park and Ride, south of I-94, to begin the caravan through downtown and on out into the surrounding countryside. The route ends back in town at Red's Root Beer for eats and treats. Bright and early Saturday, July 22, The Chamber is teaming up with long-time sponsor Tapper Automotive to present the 2017 Classic Car & Truck Show with a portion of their lot and all their green space behind Tapper Ford, located in the area of Industrial Ave and Gremps St. This move is necessary to allow the timely completion of the Village's water and sewer system upgrades. We plan to keep as much of our traditional event lined up as we can in the alternate location; but have lots of new ideas too. Paw Paw Brewery, St Julian, and Warner Wineries have already offered to partner and assist us with Paw Paw Days! We are just getting started. This event brings thousands of visitors to Paw Paw each summer and has been referred to as one of the best vintage vehicle venues in Southwest Michigan. Sponsored by John Tapper, Inc. Chevy-Buick-GMC, and Tapper Ford, LLC, organizers expect over 200 classic cars and trucks to be on display. Registration that day begins at 8 a.m., the show opens at 9. Call Brenda today to see how you can be a part of this 21-year-old spotlight on Paw Paw! Dash plaques, gift bags, and door prizes will be given to the car show entrants and up to 60 trophies will be awarded throughout the day, ending with Best of Show and class trophy presentations at 3 p.m. A special Jan Hoehn Memorial award will honor an original member of the Chamber of Commerce and founder of the classic car show. Hoehn died of cancer last fall after more than 30 years of dedicated service to her community. The Masonic Lodge will host a breakfast Saturday morning from 8 to11 a.m. Beginning at 9 a.m., area vendors, artists, and crafters will fill the grass area behind Tapper Ford off of Industial and Grempsk with booths and carts of goodies. Food vendors will provide on-the-spot yummies, while some local restaurants will offer Paw Paw Days specials. KidsZone, sponsored Freshwater Community Church, will be set up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering games, water play, and other activities for our younger Paw Paw Days guests. Miss Paw Paw and her court will be selling 50/25/25 raffle tickets for a drawing at 3 p.m. For more information, or to enter your car, reserve your booth in our “Marketplace,” or sign up for the call Brenda Tortorelli at the Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce, (269) 657-5395; or e-mail her at: info@pawpawchamber.com. For more information on the paddle, contact Kayak Kenneth at (269) 330-1040. Look for updates on Facebook and our Chamber website, www.pawpawchamber.com.

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Operating Hours:8-3p

Admission:No Charge

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Event Sponsored By:Paw PawArea Chamber of Commerce
Paw Paw, MI