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The Parade & Classic Cruise is for the show participants. You must register & sign in at the show prior to the cruise to Stoney and to be in the Parade, it is all ONE event! Your donation counts.
The show is run by Lions & other unpaid voulenteers.
Plaques and NAPA goodies for the first 400 entries. 
Cars - Music - Food - Refreshments - Raffles - Vendors - Parts Swap Area - Cars For Sale area - same donation. Shuttle bus into Romeo, on to the craft show and the airport for breakfast from 8 A.M. to Noon
Back again this year is a kiddy-land play area with the Moon Walk from Noon-2PM, courtesy of the Parks & Recreation Department.
DJ - Playing your request on 103.3 FM
Awards Presented starting at 4:00 PM.
Give away Sponsors;
NAPA Auto Parts & Leader Dogs
Door Prize Sponsors:
NAPA Auto Parts
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Close to 350 take part in
car show with new format

Observer Special Writer

      This year's Romeo Lions Club Car Show had about 350 entrants, according to co-chair Paul Krenke.  "Everything went well, and everyone seemed happy," he said.
       This year, in addition to the `goodie bag,' each entrant received a 5-by-7-inch wooden "Winners Circle" plaque with 2004 Peach Festival logo included in the engraving. "We received many compliments on the engraved plaques," said Rick Kerner, co-chair.
       Krenke and Kerner both thought more spectators had taken advantage of the shuttle service to get to the show this year.
       Mike Eller, Ford Engine Plant customer relations manager, was on hand along with several other plant employees displaying six of the engines produced there. A prototype of the new Ford GT was also on display. "When the GT pulled up, people just flocked to it," said Eller.
       At four o'clock, the special awards were presented by Peach Festival Queen Fallon Bojanowski and runner-up Jessica Foltz.
       The Peach Festival Queen's Pick of the Show was the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette of Robert Bennett of Livonia.
       The Peach Festival President's award went to Dave Ross of Rochester for his 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.
       The Show Committee's Choice was the 1939 Ford Roadster owned by Jim Keelan of East China.
       The Manager's Best Ford award was presented to Tom Glotkowski of Rochester for his 1965 Mustang. The Ford Engine Plant Manager's best non-Ford award went to Rick Bjornson of Romeo for his 1955 Chevrolet.
       The award for the entrant driving the longest distance to be in the event went to Mike Harrow who drove his 1965 Plymouth Barracuda from Port Hope, Michigan.
       Trophies were sponsored by Mr. Muffler of Romeo, Sherman and Associates of Washington Township and Rick's Tire and Wheel of Utica.
       Many volunteers, both Lions members and others, helped to make the car show a success. With the change in format this year, registration was a lot faster than last year and those who pre-registered got into the event even quicker.
       "Special thanks go to Bill and Brenda McGowan who were in charge of the parking and registration," said Kerner.
       Several local businesses contributed door prizes for the participants.
       SHO Racing of Macomb donated the Grand Prize, a pedal car.
       Joe Volny and his DARE Monster Truck, the Blackberry Creek Dancers and the Children's play area supervised by the BRW Parks and Recreation Department offered diversions at the event.
       Most of the show participants left the Ford Plant around 5 p.m. for the police-escorted cruise to Stony Creek Metropark. Small groups of spectators along the route enjoyed seeing the cars pass by.
       After relaxing at the park for about an hour, the cruisers returned to Romeo for the popular drive up Main Street and the end of a full day.

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Retrieved 9/16/2004 at 9:36:50 AM.
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Make plans now to enter for September 4th 2005!
Please send any questions to:
Participants Choice
Peach Queen's Pick of Show
Festival President's Award
Car Show Committees Choice
Engine Plant Manager's Awards;
Best Ford 
Best non-Ford
Longest Distance Traveled

Special thanks to Village Auto Parts, Mr. Muffler, Shermans Parts and Rick's Tire & Wheel for their continued support of this event.
Also to Stoney Creek Metro Park, State Police, Macomb Sheriff and the Romeo Police for managing the Classic Cruise and Parade traffic.
Please contact Lion Rick at Rick_Kerner@Yahoo.com or the Romeo Lions Club, PO box 23, Romeo, MI 48065 if you wish to sponsor an award or arrange to have a vendor or display area.
Must participate in Show to be in the Stoney Creek Cruise and Parade through Downtown.
Sponsors & Vendors needed. For more information please call Lion Paul (586) 752-3536