Summer means Cruise-in! Downtown Bowling Green hosts the 8th annual Classics on Main Car Show on July 11, 2009. Over 300 cars ranging from pre-war to current, domestics and imports, will line Main Street from Oak Street to Washington Street in this popular summer show.

Enjoy all these activities and more:

  • Old Fashioned Wagon Rides by Bowers Carriage Service LTD; 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • BG Flea Market within Car Show ~ @ Grounds For Thought 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sales from Downtown Merchants
  • Nitro Racing in the Flower Basket parking lot
  • Make It and Take It activities and wire car making @ the Library for the Children
  • And Much More......

RAIN or SHINE!! The show is open to the public. No alcoholic beverages permitted.

Click here to read a short story and/or see a short clip of one of Downtown's Classic on Main Car Shows.




PRE-REGISTER YOUR CLASSIC CAR
$10 Pre-registration fee and receive a T-shirt ($10 day of show)
Download, print, and mail registration form

or contact Downtown Bowling Green at 419-354-4332 -or- sandy@downtownbgohio.org to pre-register your vehicle. Pre-registration deadline: July 3, 2009

REGISTRANTS WILL ENJOY:

  • Check-in from 8:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Dash plaques to first 250 registrants
  • Complimentary Car Photo
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Door Prizes
  • 50-50 Raffle
  • Dining at some of BG's finest Downtown Restaurants
  • Trophies awarded in 18 categories Plus Best of Show and 11 People's Choice Awards
  • Amenities include: comfort facilities for registrants only, numerous eateries, coffee shops, and retailers.

2009 TROPHIES
JUDGED CLASSES:

Pre-War  
1940s  
1950s  
1960s  
1970s  
1980s  
1990s  
2000 & Up  
Custom/Modified  
Import Pre 1968  
Import 1968 & Up  
Sports Compacts  
Trucks  
Corvettes Pre 1979  
Mustangs Pre 1979  
Camaros Pre 1979  
Chevelles Pre 1979  
Mopar Pre 1979  
Best in Show  
Grand Prize Winner - THAYER FAMILY DEALERSHIPS and GROTH & ASSOCIATES, Attorneys at Law  
Judging begins at 1:00 PM | Trophy presentation at 3:30 PM
Judges:

Jeff Snook is the owner of Snook's Dream Cars. Jeff has been involved with old cars since he was a teenager in 1963. His interest peaked when he and his father restored a 1931 Model A Ford, Jeff's first car when he got his driver's license. Since then, he has collected many cars and currently is the owner/operator of Snook's Dream Cars, a classic car museum and repair shop in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Jim Roof has been involved with cars for many years. His Father owned a Ford Dealership in Ottawa, Ohio for several years and Jim has been a Mustang enthusiast every since! Jim has been restoring mustangs since the early 90s. His pride and joy is a 1968 Mustang GT Fastback, Lime Gold with the Deluxe Ivy Gold interior and came with quite a history. When it was new, Quinn-Martin productions leased it for Efrem Zimbalist Jr as his personal car for the 1968 season of the TV show "FBI".

Tom Striggow - Tom's interest in cars began in high school when he owned a 1966 Ford Mustang. He now owns five Mustangs having done restoration work on three of them; a 1965 Mustang Convertible, a 1967 Fastback GT and a 1969 Mach I. Tom is currently a member of the Mustang Club of America and attends many Car shows and Crusin's in the area.

 

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Dennis Chelminski - Dennis is the Vice President of Prestolite, an old automotive name to the local community. Dennis has been involved with muscle cars since 1967 and was the owner of a new 67 Chevelle SS 396 and a 69 Dodge Swinger 340. Since then he has acquired a number of GM and Mopar classics which he calls Ski's Dream Cars.

Terry Stetler, chief mechanic of Snook's Dream Cars has been interested in cars since he was a youngster and has owned many sports cars. A true automobile enthusiast, he has an extensive knowledge regarding cars of all ages including his current vintage sports car, the Triumph TR3. Terry maintains all of the cars at Snook's Dream Cars as well as prepares race cars and provides track side service for vintage racing.

2009 Sponsorships

Please consider being a part of the 8th Annual Classics on Main Car Show by becoming a sponsor. This is a great way to get massive exposure to a broad audience! During this event, hundreds of cars and thousands of car enthusiasts come to downtown Bowling Green to savor the power and beauty of classic cars in a small town setting. Our sponsorship committee has designed a very attractive sponsorship package that gives our advertising supporters maximum exposure to this targeted audience of car enthusiasts at a great price. Sponsorship packages include radio advertising, internet and print (newspaper ads, posters and flyers); along with recognition on dash plaques, trophies, T-shirts, photo-folders and in exhibitor goodie bags. A commitment by June 25, 2009 assures inclusion on all PR materials. This is a great marketing opportunity for your business! We will be happy to answer any questions you might have about the event and would love to have you join our family of sponsors. Below is a listing of what is contained in the sponsorship packet:

 

Platinum Sponsor ~ $800
  • CKY 1037 "Buckeye Country"
    • Minimum of 20, :30 second Commercials/Public Service Announcements
  • CKY 1037.com Web-Stream
    • Minimum of 20, :30 second Commercials/Public Service Announcements
  • Five (5) Name Drops the day of Event
  • Minimum of 7 sponsor mentions during a quarter hour segment on 88.1 WBGU Morning Program with Dave Horger
  • Acknowledgement in all Press Releases and other regional media
  • Acknowledgement on keepsake photo taken of participants' car at the show and given to them at the conclusion of the event
  • Recognition as Classics on Main Car Show Cadillac Sponsor on all printed advertising materials, T-Shirts and Web-site. This will include Sentinel~Tribune advertising, fliers, table tents, brochures, web-site listings and other promotional information
  • Logo on T-shirts given to car show participants
  • Acknowledgement as Cadillac Sponsor on signage placed throughout car show site and "Thank-you" advertisement in Sentinel~Tribune after the show
  • Recognition on the BEST OF SHOW trophy. (Sponsor's name will be engraved on trophy.)
  • Vending space for 5 vehicles or booth/marketing in the four corners area

 

Gold Sponsor ~ $400

  • CKY 1037 "Buckeye Country"
    • Minimum of 8, :30 second Commercials/Public Service Announcements
  • CKY 1037.com Web-Stream
    • Minimum of 8, :30 second Commercials/Public Service Announcement
  • Minimum of (3) Name Drops the day of Event
  • Minimum of (3) sponsor mention during a quarter hour segment on 88.1 WBGU Morning Program with Dave Horger
  • Acknowledgement in all Press Releases and other regional media
  • Acknowledgement on keepsake photo taken of participants' car at the show and given to them at the conclusion of the event
  • Logo on T-shirts given to car show participants
  • Recognition as Classics on Main Car Show GOLD GRILLE Sponsor on all printed advertising materials, T-shirts and Web-site. This will include Sentinel~Tribune advertising, fliers, table tents, brochures, web-site listings and other promotional information
  • Acknowledgement as GOLD GRILLE Sponsor on signage placed throughout car show site and "Thank-you" advertisement in Sentinel~Tribune after the show
  • Recognition on one of the PEOPLE'S CHOICE trophies (Sponsor's name will be engraved on trophy.)
  • Vending space for 2 vehicles or booth/marketing in the 100 block area of North or South Main at event

 

Chrome Sponsor ~ $200

  • CKY 1037 "Buckeye Country"
    • Minimum of 3, :30 second Commercials/Public Service Announcements
  • CKY 103.7.com Web-Stream
    • Minimum of 4, :30 second Commercials/Public Service Announcements
  • One (1) Name Drop the day of Event
  • Minimum of (1) one sponsor mention during a quarter hour segment on 88.1 WBGU Morning Program with Dave Horger
  • Acknowledgement in all Press Releases and other regional media
  • Recognition as Classics on Main Car Show CHROME RIM Sponsor on all printed advertising materials and Web-site. This will include Sentinel~Tribune advertising, fliers, table tents, brochures, web-site listings and other promotional information
  • Logo on T-shirts given to car show participants
  • Acknowledgements as CHROME RIM Sponsor on signage placed throughout car show site and "Thank-you" advertisement in Sentinel after the show
  • Recognition on one of the Class trophy categories. (Sponsor's name will be engraved on trophy.)
  • Vending space for marketing in the 200 block of North or South Main

 

Leather Sponsor ~ $100

  • Recognition as Classics on Main Car Show LEATHER TRIM Sponsor on all printed advertising materials and Web-site. This will include Sentinel~Tribune advertising, fliers, table tents, brochures, web-site listings and promotional information given to car show participants
  • Acknowledgement as LEATHER TRIM Sponsor on signage placed throughout car show site.
  • Recognition on one of the trophies (Sponsor's name will be engraved on trophy.)
  • Acknowledgement as LEATHER TRIM Sponsor on "Thank-you" advertisement in Sentinel~Tribune after the show
Our appreciation and gratitude to the 2009 Sponsors listed below!! When you shop their businesses, make sure you mention that you saw them at the 2009 Classics on Main Car Show!

 

Platinum Sponsors

BANNER MATTRESS
1125 S. Main St., BG

http://www.bannermattress.com/

GROTH & ASSOCIATES
118 N. Main St., BG

http://www.grothlaw.com/

THAYER FAMILY DEALERSHIPS
18039 N. Dixie Highway, BG

http://www.thayerbg.com/

 

Gold Sponsors

 

Bi-State Sterling Truck Center
http://www.bistatesterling.com/

Woods NAPA Auto Supply
http://www.woodsnapa.com/

City of Bowling Green (In-Kind)
http://www.bgohio.org/

Main Street Photo (In-Kind)
http://www.bgstudio157.com

Snook's Automobile Museum (In-Kind)
http://www.snooksdreamcars.com/

 

Chrome Sponsors

Aardvark Screenprint & Embroidery
http://www.aardvarkspe.com

Al's Polishing Shop
http://www.alspolishing.net

BG Auto & Truck Accessories
email: bgtruckstuff@yahoo.com

Bowling Green Collision, Inc.

BG Convention and Visitors Bureau
http://www.visitbgohio.org/

Corner Grill

D & D Landscaping & Supply
http://www.danddlandscapingsupply.com

Dale Hinkelman
Insurance & Investment Strategist
Farmers Insurance

First Federal Bank
http://www.first-fed.com

For Keeps Gifts
http://www.forkeepsgifts.com/

Hintz Home Repair
email:kchintz@dacor.net

Norton & Stott, Inc.
http://www.stottcpa.com

Organ Collision, LTD.

Pisanello's Pizza
http://www.pisanellos.com/

The Copy Shop, Inc.
http://www.thecopyshopinc.com/

The Enclave
http://www.studenthousing.com/

Top To Bottom Inspection Services
http://www.inspectorpages.com/dwest2

Union Bank Company
http://www.theubank.com

Valvoline Instant Oil Change
http://www.vioc.com

Wood County District Public Library
http://www.wcdpl.lib.oh.us

Wright Tire & Auto, LLC
http://www.wrighttireandauto
.com/

 

Leather Sponsors

Andres O'Neil & Lowe Agency

ASL Audio

Ben Franklin Variety & Crafts

D & K Transport, Inc.

Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory

Dunn Funeral Home, Inc.

Hoffsis Custom Upholstery

Homeworks Decorating Center

John Newlove Realty, Inc.

Key Bank

LeGalley Insurance

Lyric Auto

Main Street Ace Hardware

Marsh & Marsh

Modern Woodmen ~ Harry Ausderan

Newlove Realty, Inc.

Tom Striggow

Wood County Insurance Agency, Inc.

 

 

Wagon Rides Sponsored by:

Al's Polishing Shop

Rick Schmidt, Atty.

 

Also, a heart felt thanks to our Additional sponsors:

Answer Factory; Ben's Table; BG Chamber of Commerce; BG Country Club Golf Carts; BG Community Development Foundation; BGSU on Main; Candy Bouquet; Cruzin Clovers 4-H Club; DiBenedetto's Italian Bistro; Easy Street Cafe; Grounds For Thought; Hagerty Mobile Insurance - Jim Englert, Agent; Holiday Inn Express; Huntington Bank; Kellermeyer Company; Kroger; Meijer; Mister Spots; Myles Baker Street; Pagliai's Pizza, Inc.; Panera Bread; Producer One Media; Qdoba; Richard A. Schmidt, Attorney; Sam B's Restaurant; Sand Box Toys & Hot Rods; Sentsy; Shroyer Insurance - Ken Shroyer; Squeakers Vegetarian Cafe; The Connection Center; The Cookie Jar & More; Walgreen's; Wal*Mart; Wood County Historical Center & Museum

 

For more information, call 419-354-4332, email sandy@downtownbgohio.org or stop by Downtown BG
121 E Wooster St, Bowling Green


Serving the Historic Heart of Bowling Green!

2009
CRUISE-INS
Visit

www.snooksdreamcars.com/cruise_calendar.htm

for your summer cruise-in schedule.

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