Annual Car Show in Manistique brings large crowd Saturday

Published: Aug. 31, 2019 at 6:18 PM EDT
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Dozens of people showed up bright and early Saturday morning in Manistique for the 23rd Annual Car Show.

This year's line-up featured more than 100 years of custom cars and trucks, hot rods and even some classics.

Aside from the cars, people enjoyed vendor and craft displays. There also was activities for kids such as a tractor pull, bounce houses and a car blow-up contest.

Organizers say this event is a great way for people to see how strongly connected the UP is to the automotive industry.

"Cars helped build this country. Henry Ford actually had a lot of land in the UP that he owned. He took wood from the UP to build the original car frames, wheels and things, and so we're a part of the automotive heritage. The iron ore that comes from here and the limestone that makes steel builds those cars,” explained Alan Barr, the CEO and Executive Director of Schoolcraft Tourism and Commerce.

Barr encourages people from outside the area to check out next year's show and even pay a visit to downtown Manistique.

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