A car show that draws hundreds of classic and antique cars and a beautiful weather forecast will combine this weekend to create a perfect Father's Day.
The Prison City Ramblers Annual Father's Day Car Show, in its 21st year, will once again fill Emerson Park with collector cars, complete with custom paint jobs, expertly designed interiors and gleaming grills.
Last year, the show drew 500 cars to be judged and a couple hundred more for display. This year's show is expected to draw similar numbers, said Ed Pinckney, Prison City Ramblers president.
At the show, a committee will choose its favorite 50 cars, and there will be 17 specialty awards and five memorial awards to honor past club members. In total, there will be about 85 trophies to hand out to those who bring just the right cars.
"It's a real nice day," Pinckney said. "For years and years we've had it on Father's Day. It's become an annual thing."
Pinckney said the promise of beautiful weather Sunday and lots to do will make for a fun-filled Father's Day.
"It's kind of like a family deal — a lot of people bring the fathers and have a picnic," he said.
Besides the cars, the show will feature food booths, raffles, a coloring contest for children, a flea market, crafters, car parts salespeople, a 4-H Club booth with calves and booths for charities the Prison City Ramblers support: Matthew House, Calvary Food Pantry, St. Alphonsus Food Pantry, Good Shepherd Food Pantry of Geneva, Warm the Children and St. Peter and Paul Food Kitchen.
Last year, more than 2,000 people came to the car show and made a day of it, Pinckney said.
"There's something going on all day," he said.