Car show, restaurant crawl coming Saturday to Crestview's Main Street


Residents admire a vintage Volkswagen sedan at the 2012 Spanish Trail Cruisers Average Joe Car Show. The annual exhibition of more than 100 pre-1979 vehicles is Saturday.

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Published: Friday, April 19, 2013 at 08:42 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Two of downtown's most well attended events combine Saturday when the Spanish Trail Cruisers' Average Joe Car Show meets the Main Street Crestview Association's restaurant crawl.

The annual showcase of vintage vehicles, none newer than the 1979 model year, fills Main Street with more than 100 cars, pick-ups and — in past years — even a stately 1950s Chevrolet hearse.

The lovingly restored vehicles compete in 15 classes, which, for those that are beauties only in their owners' eyes, include "most rusted," "worst paint," "ugliest entry" and "work in progress" classes.

As car buffs stroll Main Street's street festival atmosphere, for a $10 wristband, they can buy $1 food samples from downtown eateries and establishments outside the historic district.

Registration for the Average Joe Car Show is 8 to 11 a.m., with the show starting at 9 a.m. and trophies presented at 3 p.m. A mobile DJ presents songs, often with a car theme, throughout the event.

Car-show registration fees benefit the Spanish Trail Cruisers' community charity work, including local food banks. Restaurant crawl wristband sales help fund Main Street programs including the annual Fall Festival and Christmas Parade.

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