Vintage cars returning to Iron Park
Published 11:36 am Monday, April 11, 2016
By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer
SHELBY— Residents interested in seeing dozens of collectible and vintage cars in Shelby County have the opportunity to do so at Shelby Iron Work’s annual Hot Iron at the Iron Park car show April 30.
President of the Historic Shelby Association Frank Hebert said the event kicks off at 9 a.m. when the gates open.
Last year, Hebert said they had between 70 and 75 vintage cars at the park, even with unfavorable weather. This year, weather permitting, he said he hopes to see more.
“It’s a good time of the year,” Hebert said. “We’ve got several shade trees around the park, so it’s a good venue for them to come.”
Along with the cars, Hebert said there will be several car-related vendors. Everyone seems to have a good time at the event, he said, and collectors use the opportunity to share ideas.
“It’s amazing because it’s an activity that a lot of people who are involved with antique cars like to talk to other people who are involved with antique cars,” Hebert said.
Gates will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Last Chance Band will provide live entertainment from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Guests can also purchase hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch.
During the car show, interested attendees can take a tour of the Iron Works Museum, view blacksmith demonstrations in the shop and visit the vintage sawmill.
About an hour before the event wraps up, Hebert said they will be giving out prizes. Plaques will be awarded for the top five along with a 50/50 drawing, a money tree and door prizes.
“I grew up in that age,” Hebert said. “I grew up driving old ‘50s and ‘60s cars. That’s sort of a throw back to the old days, growing up with those muscle cars.”
Admission to Hot Iron at the Iron Park is free. Shelby Iron Works is located at 10268 County Road 42 in Shelby. For more information, visit Shelbyironworks.com or call Tim Brasher at 669-6856.