Magnolia Village Car Show organizer Eric Berge has his hand on the Doss Clayton King drag racer right before its engine started to announce the noon hour, a car show tradition.
Magnolia Village Car Show organizer Eric Berge has his hand on the Doss Clayton King drag racer right before its engine started to announce the noon hour, a car show tradition.
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Local classic, exotic and drag-racing car owners lined West McGraw Street for the Magnolia Village Car Show on Sunday.

Among the cars that showed were 1966 Mustangs, a 2014 Porsche, a Ferrari, classic Camaro and Pontiac GTOs.

Werner’s Crash Shop manager Eric Berge has been organizing the car show for the last 12 years. He said all of the money the car show brings in goes to Northwest Harvest, a hunger relief agency. He added the car show is for the community, and it lets car owners show off their pride and joy.

“It’s kind of a funny thing, you know. The car hobby is such a broad hobby,” he said. “While I like to do drag racing or hot rodding, there’s so many different things that people like. Whether it’s classic cars or the lowrider cars we have from Royal Image. So, it’s wide open to everything. You want to have a diversity that makes it interesting,” Berge said.  

Car enthusiasts and families walked down the street checking out the cars and chatting with car owners.

Brian Sirens was there with his two sons, Colin and Gavin. Sirens said his sons were inspired to go to the car show because they wanted to see cars like the ones they’ve seen in the Pixas movie “Cars.”

Colin Sirenss, with his toy car in hand, said, “I love seeing the different cars. At first I was kind of thinking that the white one kind of looked like Doc Hudson.”

Doc Hudson is a character in the movie, modeled after the Fabulous Hudson Hornet, which was made by the Hudson Motor Car Company in the ‘50s. 

Jack Burk was there with his car named the Louie Louie, which is a 1950 Mercury two-door coupe and are also known as a “lead sled,” he said. A lot of people don’t realize how cheap car insurance is for classic cars, Burk said, because it’s because people with these cars will take care of them and don’t drive them every day. 

Another car owner brought three of his classic cars — two pickup trucks and a Mustang.

“That red truck took me three years. Because I bought three pickup loads of rusty parts,” he said. “The guy had a little rust bucket; I just tore it right down to the frame. It took me, like I said, three pickup loads, and then it took me three years to put it together.”

Stephanie Koch was at the car show. Her mom is friends with Berge and enjoys seeing friends at the car show.

“We come here every year. we just kind of look at the cars and meet up with old friends, stuff like that,” Koch said.