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.
Want to go?
The Average Joe Car Show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street between the courthouse and railroad tracks. Vehicles must be 1979 model year or earlier. Registration is $25. The Main Street Crestview Association sponsors a restaurant crawl during the event. $10 wristbands allow participants to purchase $1 food samples from participating eateries.
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