Car, motorcycle show to help fund ONE initiativesWritten by Sarah Ottney | Managing Editor | email@example.com
A classic car and motorcycle show will help a local group fund initiatives to improve education, safety and employment rates in its North Toledo neighborhood.
The inaugural Under the Bridge Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, sponsored by the Olde North End’s ONE Village Council, is set for noon to 7 p.m. June 24 on Water Street, between Lagrange Street and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge.
Admission to the show is free. Cost to display a car or motorcycle is $10 per vehicle. People’s Choice trophies will be awarded to the car and motorcycle with the most votes.
The show will also feature a flea market, music from the ’50s and ’60s, food, a 50-50 raffle, door prizes and more, said ONE Village Council member Ramon Perez.
“We’re really excited,” Perez said. “We just want everyone to come out, be along the riverfront, listen to some ’50s and ’60s music and have a great time. We just want to make as much money as we can because 100 percent of the money goes back into ONE Village in North Toledo.”
Money raised will be used to fund ongoing campaigns to improve education and safety and to help residents find jobs, Perez said.
“All the money goes back to getting folks engaged in the community and helping them get jobs and a good-quality education because that’s what ONE Village Council is known for,” Perez said. “We’re a resident-run organization and we’re always working on improving the neighborhood.”
ONE Village Council President Sherry Walker and her husband, Paul Walker Jr., own and restore classic cars and will have two on display at the show, a 1965 Chevrolet Nova and a 1968 Buick Electra. Walker said she’s hoping for a big turnout.
“Car shows are always fun,” Walker said. “My husband and I are car buffs and this is something we always enjoy. We have a lot of car enthusiasts in Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. It’s what Toledo’s about. We produce cars. People should come out and just enjoy being in the neighborhood, seeing the classic cars and supporting ONE Village in our mission to make life better in our neighborhood and community.”
Registration forms are available by contacting Perez at (419) 261-0598 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, visit www.unitednorth.org.