CRIDERSVILLE — The Midwest Shooting Center hosted a big car show Sunday, featuring classic cars and motorcycles.
Dave Dingledine brought out his 1938 Chevy Coupe to the show.
“(It’s got a) 350 engine. It’s got air conditioning, heat. It’s got everything — power windows, power seats,” Dingledine said.
He’s had the car for about five years and looks forward to coming to car shows and being with other classic car owners.
“I think it’s great to finally have our show,” Dingledine said.
General Manager Brad McCluer said he was glad to resurrect a tradition that had existed on the property before they purchased it.
“In the late ‘90s, Endless Endeavors opened up. Mr. Don Miller opened that and it was kind of a car show-antique consignment kind of shop and there’s a lot of people that had said thank you so much for bringing this back because it was something they used to do 20 years ago and now that we brought that back we thought it was a cool idea,” McCluer said.
The car show began at noon Sunday and the parking lot quickly filled up.
“We didn’t realize just how big of a draw that was going to be — so even with the threat of rain, we’re looking at well over 100 cars right now,” McCluer said.
McCluer says they hope to do more events like this.
“The whole thing was Midwest Shooting Center is really proud to be part of the community. We want to try to have community events where one — we try to destigmatize what a shooting center is and two — with the coronavirus and everything going on people are just antsy to get out of the house so we have an outdoor event, make it safe for them and just let people kind of revisit what Endless Endeavors used to be,” McCluer said. “We’re going to continue to do things like this so if you have a vendor that wants to come out and check us out we always encourage them to reach out to us. We’re happy to have events like this.”
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.