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Show ’n shine is Saturday at Spomer Classics

The showroom at Spomer Classics in Worthington is shown in this 2016 file photo. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)

WORTHINGTON — It’s that time of year again, as the 13th annual Classic Car Show ’n Shine will take place beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at Spomer Classics.

With only a small chance of rain forecast and temperatures predicted to be in the mid-80s, Spomer Classics Owner Marv Spomer is expecting a banner day.

“It sounds like the weather is going to cooperate and if it does, it’s going to be a blowout,” Spomer said Monday.

While the show will go on regardless of what transpires weather-wise, Spomer believes this year’s prolonged cold season has car aficionados and casual onlookers alike raring to attend a car show with a summertime feel.

“There’s a lot of pent-up demand and with the weather the way it’s been, everyone’s anxious to get out,” Spomer said. “It looks like we could also have some very special cars coming this year, though that really won’t be an exception to other years. We’re just really looking forward to a nice day here.”

As is always the case, the show is a non-competitive event. People will begin showing up at Spomer Classics with their vehicles before the official 10 a.m. start, and folks typically come and go throughout up until the event’s 2 p.m. conclusion. Cars will begin lining up at about 1:45 p.m. for a cruise around Lake Okabena.

Another part of what makes the annual car show special — besides the opportunity to step inside the Spomer Classics museum to check out both the automobiles and Spomer’s vast collection of car-related memorabilia — is the fact that there is no pre-registration and it’s free for all.

The show also represents a collaborative effort between Spomer Classics and multiple volunteers. The Southwest Minnesota Car Club provides assistance each year, while Westminster Presbyterian Church is providing the food as always. Among those also lending a hand are the Worthington Police Department, W-2’s Quality Meats and the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce.

Each year, between 200 and 300 cars are expected at the show ’n shine, Spomer said, and a beautiful day might lead to even more.

“We’ll find room for everybody,” Spomer said confidently.

Spomer Classics is located at 322 Oxford St., Worthington. For more information, visit www.spomerclassics.com.

Ryan McGaughey

I first joined the Daily Globe in April 2001 as sports editor. I later became the news editor in November 2002, and the managing editor in August 2006. I'm originally from New York State, and am married with two children.

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