By Yaneek Smith, Toledo Free Press Staff Writer
If you’d like to enjoy a leisurely Sunday observing some of the world’s finest and most pristine automobiles, head to the Third Annual European Auto Show at Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania on Sept. 23.
Ferraris? Check. Bentleys? Check. Porsches? Check.
Those will be just a few of the automobile models on display at the show, said Jason Perry, Vin Devers general manager.
The event will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the dealership, 5570 Monroe St., and will feature automobiles from the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Sweden.
A vehicle on display at last year's European Auto Show. Photo Courtesy Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania.
Registration, which runs from 9-11 a.m., costs $12. Awards will be handed out at 2 p.m. The event will also feature concessions and K100 (99.9 FM) will be broadcasting on site. There will be a detail clinic and a tech clinic on site for the event, Perry said.
Vin Devers Autohaus, an authorized franchise of Mercedes-Benz and Audi, has been in business since 1956 and underwent a $1.2 million renovation of its dealership early last year that gave it a new look. Franklin Park Lincoln-Mercury, formerly known as Vin Devers Lincoln-Mercury, is also part of the dealership family.
Toledo resident Justin Lange, who has attended the show in past years, is planning on attending again this weekend.
“I’m really excited about the show,” said Lange, 28, a car enthusiast. “I like to compare the different styles of cars. I like to look at the older cars as well as the newer cars to see where the technology has moved over the years.”
Lange, a married father of two, said he plans to take his kids.
“It’s always nice to have something different to do, something outside the norm. I want to show them what Daddy could’ve had if they weren’t there,” Lange said, laughing. “You see a lot of cars you usually don’t get to see around this area that are really special and rare. European car companies are important because Europe, more than any other region, treats putting together a car like an art form. [The automobiles] are finely tuned machines. [The Europeans] put the beauty of the car almost above, or on par, with everything else. And European cars are very useful, too.”
Now in its third year, the auto show has become more popular each year, Perry said.
“The show was [initially] a ground-floor exploration that has turned into a sizable event sparked by our community’s enthusiasm for European flavors,” Perry said. “It’s gonna be a great year.
For more information, contact Perry at email@example.com.
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