Proud Car Owners | VideoJenny Castro | 9/1/2012
"To be honest with you, we’re kind of open to anybody who would like to be proud of their car and display it. So sure, it might not be as nice as the next guy’s but that doesn`t matter. We`re here to have a good time, have some fellowship and comradery and sometimes you might not even have a car or you have one at home and this inspires you to go home and fix it up to make it really nice,” said George Masters, president of the Dakota Cruisers.
"You instantly have something in common with everyone that brings a vehicle,” said car owner, Rocky Bertsch.
For some owners, they went searching for a specific car.
"Thirty years ago, I drove one of these, that was my daily driver. I drove it for 10 years every day and then I sold it and 20 years later I decided I wanted another,” said car owner Toby Peep.
"I was towing it back on a trailer behind me, it was dark, and every time I would look in the rear view mirror I would see the grill of this car staring at me. And I would just smile from ear to ear and think about some of the silly things that I used to do when I was 16 years old,” said Bertsch.
For many owners, they like to restore cars as a hobby. Then there`s many different levels of fixing up a vehicle, it could be a new paint job or starting all the way from the frame of the car.
"Taking this part or whatever the case may be and cleaning it up and repainting it and making it look like brand new again,” said car owner Rod Krause.
For Krause it`s always been an enjoyable hobby to work on cars, but he admits that there are moments that test your patience.
"It can be really frustrating, then you just walk away from it, I`ll get it later, make a note about where you left off and you just walk away from it, get it the next day and come back with a fresh mind.”
There`s many things for these car owners to talk about and also advice for those new to the hobby.
The car show continues Sunday until 5:00 p.m. The Classic Car Auction starts at noon at the State Fairgrounds.