Crawford County car club hosts Memorial Day car show

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PALESTINE, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — After being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, a Memorial Day event cruised back into Palestine, Illinois Monday.

The Crawford County Collectibles Car Club hosted its annual “Memorial Day Car Show.” This year marked the 40th year for the event, with the first one being held in 1981.

Judges looked at the cars awarding such titles as “Best of Show.”

“People just like to get out and show their cars and it’s not so much getting a trophy it’s just to show people what they have,” club president Gene Weger said.

Weger noted that club members were hopeful to have at least 150 cars in this year’s show.

“We’ve had people come from a couple of hours away,” he said. “We’ve had quite a few people from Evansville, and they’re just glad to be out.”

The event is used as a fundraiser for a scholarship the club awards each year to a Crawford County student going into the automotive field.

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