Despite threats of rain, Standish car show goes on

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Ed Gilkes of Sterling won Best of Show with his 1931 Ford Coupe.
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Motorcycles line Cedar Street for the Standish Car Show Aug. 11.
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Clockwise from left, Brandon, 9, Lisa, Tim, and Katana Dixon, 8, of Standish are dressed up for the Standish car show as they pose in front of a 1984 Chevy Monte Carlo. Tim Dixon was the DJ for the event.
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Dana Wiltse presents a signed plaque to event organizer Curt Hillman before the awards ceremony.
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Gary Johnson gets some things out of his 1941 Chevy truck.
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A 1940 Ford Coupe owned by Mike and Nancy Kasperski is parked next to a 1972 Chevy Chevelle, owned by Kris Strawn, at the Standish car show.
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A 1978 Pontiac Trans Am owned by Mark and Ericka Johnson sits parked in front of the Standish laundromat. It won third in the Trans Am class.
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Rob Bennett of Bentley inspects a 1984 Monte Carlo at the Standish Car Show.
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Eugene and Kathy Weide of Sterling dress up to complete the image of their custom-built Mercedes from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”
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An ominous sky did not stop people from coming out to look at the vehicles at the Standish Car Show Aug. 11.

By Kevin Bunch
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STANDISH — While the sky remained an ominous shade of gray, the rain stayed away for the most part on Saturday, Aug. 11, letting the Standish car show go on without a hitch.

Diversity Entertainment provided 1950s music as tractors, trucks, motorcycles, and cars lined Cedar Street and Grove Street. Vendors had tables on the sidewalk, but packed up as the awards ceremony took place a half-hour early.

Curt Hillman, who organizes the event, mentioned in his closing comments the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe was interested in getting involved in the car show next year, the 25th year it has gone on, but the details of that involvement have not yet been discussed.



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