Classic cars grace American Legion parking lot

Classic cars are on display in the Coon Rapids American Legion parking lot on several Tuesday evenings this summer.

Larry Ogg (right) and a friend check out a 1929 Ford A owned by Dave Beavans, one of the vehicles on display at the Coon Rapids American Legion’s classic car show in the Legion parking lot July 9. Ogg had his own classic car in the show - a 1964 Ford.

Larry Ogg (right) and a friend check out a 1929 Ford A owned by Dave Beavans, one of the vehicles on
display at the Coon Rapids American Legion’s classic car show in the Legion parking lot July 9. Ogg had his
own classic car in the show – a 1964 Ford.

This is an annual event hosted by the Legion and features 1975 and older vehicle of all makes and models.

Indeed, the oldest car on display at the July 9 car show was a 1929 Ford A owned by Dave Beavans.

Trophies are awarded after each show for three people’s choice awards and one best of show award.

Prior shows this summer on May 28, June 11 and 25 attracted an average of 60 cars to the Legion, according to Shirley Mosher, a member of the Coon Rapids American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, who has volunteers at the car show for the past three years.

Joining Mosher volunteering at the car shows is her granddaughter Becca Wichlen, who will be a junior at Coon Rapids High School this fall.

There were fewer cars at the July 9 event, probably due to the heat and humidity and the threat of thunderstorms, Mosher said.

Most of the owners who bring their classic cars to the Legion event live within 30 miles of Coon Rapids, she said.

Hosting the car show brings more visibility to the Legion and what it offers, Mosher said.

“It also raises money through the sale of food and beverages for the Legion’s roof replacement fund,” she said.

The Legion does not charge car owners to take part in the show, Mosher said.

Disc jockey Joe Schommer provides music at all the show.

Future shows in the Legion parking lot are scheduled for Tuesdays, July 23, Aug. 6 and 20 from 5-8 p.m.

Peter Bodley is at
peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

 
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