The Laurie/Sunrise Beach Rotary Club’s Tenth Annual Westlake Street Machine Fall Follies Car Show is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Laurie Fairgrounds.
The Laurie/Sunrise Beach Rotary Club’s Tenth Annual Westlake Street Machine Fall Follies Car Show is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Laurie Fairgrounds. There will be exhibits of classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and drag boats from all over the mid-west. A fully restored 1922 Stutz Fire Engine traveling from Seneca, KS., will also be on display at the show.
A police escorted car cruise is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 on Highway 5 in Laurie. Spectators may watch the cruise on Highway 5 between Route O and Highway 135.
After the cruise, at approximately 6 p.m., there will be an awards ceremony in the beer gardens. The public is then invited to a free concert with the Helen Russell Band in the beer gardens at 7 or 7:30 p.m. until dark. A free fireworks display will be held at dark, also in the park.
The fall follies car show is a judged car show. There will be 31 different classes of cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats, original and/or restored, from the 1900 to the present day. More than 100 first, second and third place plaques will be awarded in each of the classes.
There will be two special awards. The two cars awarded the special awards will have the honor of being on the 2015 Westlake Street Machine Fall Follies t-shirt. The following trophies will be awarded;
•One of the special awards is the Memorial Trophy Award given in honor of Dave Maleta, a member of the Roosters Car Club in Parkville, Mo., who passed in 2011.
•The other special award is the Rotary Club Pick Award
•A $200 Rotary Club Participation Award will be presented to the club that has the most registrants in the show
•The Longest Distance Traveled Award
•The Special Interest Award. This is the entry the judges vote as the most exceptional or unusual
•Best Paint Award
•Ladies Choice Award
•Best of Show Award
The car show is hosted by the Laurie/Sunrise Beach Rotary Club. Funds raised will go towards various rotary charities, with the largest portion going towards the Westlake Aquatic Center. Any donations made are 100 percent tax deductible.
“We normally have 200 plus cars from original to customs and all kinds of interest type vehicles,” Rotary Club President Pro-Tem John Suellentrop said. “It’s a nice family event. Come on out and have a good time.”
Admission/parking to the car show is $5 per person, or $10 for a truck load until 3 p.m. After 3 p.m., admission and parking are free for the evening’s activities. The gates open at 7 a.m. and registration begins at 8 a.m. Car show participants may register at the gate for $30. For more information call Gene Van De Woestyne at 573 836-2530.