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Car, tractor, bike show


Bring your wheels


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July 26, 2012
Bring your wheels to First English Evangelical Lutheran Church Satur-day, Aug. 11.

The free event provides an opportunity for Grosse Pointers to show off their wheels — no matter the size or style. From decorated bicycles and pedal cars to golf carts, automobiles, trailers and tractors, the show is open to any style vehicle from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


"We wanted to make this available to all, primarily Grosse Pointe residents," said organizer Tim Olson in an e-mail, "since there isn't a show of this type in the Grosse Pointe area and we know there's a lot of really neat machinery hiding in garages around Grosse Pointe."

The first-time show was prompted by a Facebook conversation between Olson and Jacki Stein.

"We wanted something that would allow participants to bring vehicles other than cars," Olson said. "For example, kids could decorate their bicycles or people could bring a neat trailer, pedal car, tractor. Basically our philosophy has been whatever has wheels that people would be interested in."

Olson will be participating in the show, as well. He said he has two vintage vehicles, a 1957 Thunderbird and a 1961 Ford 250-F. The latter is being restored and won't be on display.

"A 1957 Thunderbird (that my father helped style and develop, which he bought new in 1957)," Olson said.

The event is free for both participants and viewers but donations are being accepted to benefit the Lutheran Foster Care program, chosen because the church has supported the ministry in the past.

Olson said the show's goal is fellowship between the church and the community.

"We have no financial goals. But any funds raised for the charity will be great," he said.

Refreshments will be available for purchase and a 50/50 raffle is planned.

For more information, visit Olliesshop@hot

mail.com or call the church office at (313) 884-5040.

The church is located at 800 Vernier, Grosse Pointe Woods.


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