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Car shows shift into gear on Father’s Day

Staff photo / Bob Coupland Greg and Judy Lackey of Chagrin Falls walk by a 1968 Volkswagen, which was displayed during a car show Sunday at Greene Eagle Winery for Father’s Day. Because of rain, a car show to benefit SCOPE Senior Services has been rescheduled for July 11.

GREENE — For many this weekend, Father’s Day provided a chance to visit area car shows, with some local enthusiasts traveling in Ohio and Pennsylvania to see the classic vehicles.

Niles residents Karen Kornbau and Dexter Seifert looked at some of the vehicles parked outside the Greene Eagle Winery on Sunday afternoon, which had plans for a fundraiser car show to benefit SCOPE Senior Center. Because of the weather, however, the show was cut short and postponed until next month.

“We both love cars and have been to three shows today. We have a list of shows and pick ones to go to. We were in Salem and Youngstown and then here. Usually on Father’s Day, you can find a lot of car shows. It took us 28 minutes to get here, but it was worth it,” Kornbau said.

Seifert said in addition to fishing, golfing and barbecuing, he likes car shows.

Robert and Kathy Brawn of Liberty brought their 1968 blue Volkswagen to the show in Greene after being at the Shenango Valley car show in Sharon, Pa.

“There must have been 400 or 500 cars there. It was packed. It was earlier in the day. We like to go to car shows and bring our car,” Robert Brawn said.

Dale Bliss, one of the owners of the Greene Eagle Winery, said the car and motorcycle show was postponed to 3 to 7 p.m. July 11.

“We had a few cars today, but it’s a regular day with music. The weather looked good this morning, but then it changed. The car show, which will benefit SCOPE, will be next month. Mike Wilson from SCOPE came here once and was William McKinley so we wanted to help him out,” Bliss said, noting proceeds from the 50/50 and Chinese auctions going to SCOPE.

He said despite the weather it was a nice day to honor dads with Russ Saylor singing various tunes as people enjoyed dining .

Kicia Lewis, a staff member, said fathers were being honored at the event with special music.

Traveling from Chagrin Falls, Greg and Judy Lackey said they wanted to see the car show and visit the winery.

“We usually go to a car show somewhere on Father’s Day,” Greg Lackey said.

“We have never been here before. It’s really lovely,” Judy Lackey said.

The Antique Automobile Club of America held its annual Father’s Day car show Sunday in downtown Sharon. It was its 38th annual show after being unable to hold the event last year due to COVID-19.

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