Plans made for Hillsboro car show

Staff writer

Some car show vehicles go from trailer to parking lot, never to be driven.

One past participant in the Route 56 Classic Cruisers car show put about $100,000 into his vehicle. He believed that earned him a first place victory. Taking the loss sourly, he has not been back to the Hillsboro show again.

“I don’t mind that,” Abrahams said.

Abrahams believes the Route 56 Car Show has developed a following over 15 years because of its simplicity. The participants are the judges — they are probably not going to check the nooks of the engine compartment for dust. They are also the type of people who drive their restored cars occasionally.

“I always thought that was the fun part,” Abrahams said.

As president of the Route 56 Classic Cruisers Club, Abrahams has started working on organizing the car show on June 8. He has fliers planned that he will pass out at the Herington and Inman car shows. With ads in car magazines, many participants call Abrahams to sign up. The show, in Memorial Park in Hillsboro, averages about 50 participants each year.

The club will have its first meeting April 20.

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