Around 180 classic cars and 30 well-shined trucks took over the Huntingdon fairgrounds on Saturday, September 2, for the second annual Big Iron semi truck and classic car exhibition.
Well over 500 visitors enjoyed the sun reflecting off the polished chrome as they admired the vintage vehicles on display. Car and truck owners chatted casually while crowds wandered through the grounds, casting impressed glances under the raised hoods.
“I loved it!” enthused one youngster, who was lucky enough to be welcomed behind the wheel of a classic red Corvette.
At least 24 vendors were also on site with their automobile-inspired wares, as well as members of local 4-H clubs in the dairy booth, and the Scouts and Girl Guides who were selling “Scout Tails” fried dough as a fundraiser.
The Big Iron and Classic Cars event was itself a fundraiser for the Genie in a Bottle project, with all proceeds going to support the Godmanchester-based organization that collects recyclables and donates the refunds to local and cancer-related causes.
“It was a success,” says Donna Darragh of the show which was originally scheduled for June 17. The wet weather that had forced the cancellation of the first event was nowhere in sight on Saturday.
“We will do it again next year,” says Darragh, noting the event will raise funds for another local organization in 2024. (SR)