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Main Street revved up for 29th annual car show

A 1959 corvette factory fuel injected convertible owned by Mike Schiller. Schriller said this car was on display at a previous car show and is an example of what to expect on Esmeralda Street on Friday.

Main Street will be vibrating as classic, street rods, hot rods and projects under construction rumble on to Esmeralda avenue Friday for Main Street Event's 29th annual car show.

Sponsored by Napa Auto Parts, the event kicks off at 4 p.m.

"Dancing in the street is always a town favorite," said the event's coordinator, Mike Schiller. "What better way to spend a Friday night?"

The event was first started in 1988 and run by the Valley Cruisers as a way to bring the community together and have some fun with cars, music and dancing, food and company, said Schiller.

"It used to be a three-day-event, but Friday night was always the fun part," he said. "I've taken the fun and focused on that."

Schiller said three Telsa automobiles were at the show last year and were a big hit.

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"It was a phenomenal surprise and we'd like to thank Chris Bentley for that, we hope to continue that this year too," Schiller said. "People hear about electric cars, but may have never actually seen one, so that gave them the chance and it was really neat."

All vehicles of interest are welcome. Cost, $20 to show a vehicle, spectators are free.

During the event the Carson Valley 20/30 Club will serve beer and sandwiches and the Douglas Center For Hope & Healing will be hosting its Summerfest at Minden Park.

All proceeds benefit local charities, said Schiller.

Schiller said there are a lot of photo opportunities and encourages people to come early to get a good parking spot, and take a look at the Main Street Car show.

"This is a great family event. Watching the little kids 'ooing' and 'awing' is fun," said Schiller. "Come and celebrate 29 years of fun and cars."

Roads on Esmeralda Avenue will close at 4 p.m. for the event.

For more information call Schiller, 721-8686.

WHAT: Main Street Event

WHEN:4-11 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Esmeralda Avenue

COST: $20 to register a vehicle, spectators free.

INFO: Mike Schiller 721-8686

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