Duluth car show slated for April 13

DULUTH -- An upcoming auto show in Duluth is already "creating quite a buzz among car enthusiasts" according to an organizer.

John Taylor, Duluth Rotary President, said the inaugural car show in downtown Duluth will raise money for Operation One Voice, a nonprofit organization that assists children and families of Special Operations Forces.

The car show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 along the square next to the Town Green in historic downtown Duluth.

Owners of cars -- antique cars, foreign sports, hotrods, pre-1972 muscles and post-1972 muscles -- and pickups are invited to participate in the show for an entry fee of $20 per vehicle through April 12 and $25 the day of the show.

Registration is available online at www.duluthrotarycarshow.org.

Professional judges will select first-, second- and third-place winners in each category, and attendees can cast their votes for a people's choice overall winner.

Billed as a family-friendly event, the show is free to spectators and open to the public. It will feature a 50/50 raffle in which one winner splits the pot with Duluth Rotary; a concession stand with burgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks; and a commemorative T-shirt for sale.

Taylor said that the future of the event hinges on the success of the April 13 show. "With a successful first year, our club intends to make this event a Duluth tradition," he said.