Jaycees' car show lines Washington Avenue

Classic cars once again took over downtown Grand Haven for the annual Jaycees' Wheels of Grand Haven Car Show. "It turned out to be a great day,' event chairman Sam Janson said today. "We thought it might rain, but it waited until this morning.' Janson said there were about 260 registered vehicles that participated in this year's show, along with a few non-registered classic cars that showed up at the last minute. Cars, trucks and motorcycles lined Washington Avenue from Harbor Drive to Fourth Street, and overflowed onto side streets.
Alex Doty
Jul 11, 2011


“There was a nice mix,” Janson said.

Janson said one of the highlights for him at this year’s show was a double-decked bus, once used in Scotland and now owned by a Grand Rapids-area man.

Funds raised during this year’s car show are going to benefit the Jaycees’ annual July Fourth fireworks show on Grand Haven’s waterfront.

Janson said while this year’s show was successful, they are already looking to make tweaks for future shows. In the future, he said he would like to get more import vehicles involved in the show from Germany and Japan.

Janson said he would also like to see a reduction in the number of categories for vehicles in the show. There were 45 classes in Sunday’s show.

“We have some work to do in refining classes,” Janson said. “In my opinion, we have a lot of classes right now.”

To see a photo gallery of the show, click here.


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