Even though this has been a very mild winter by all accounts, it has been a long time since cruise-in and car show season. The Canton Hot Rod Show gives enthusiasts a little taste of what we’ve been missing these past several months.
Held at the Canton Memorial Civic Center this weekend, Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19, over 130 customized show cars and 30 motorcycles will be displayed in the warmth and comfort of the arena. Several cars have been invited from out of the area as well as some of the nicer examples of local show cars. Though this segment of the hobby is not my absolute favorite, I make a point of attending and am always impressed by the craftsmanship involved in building these cars.
A special feature to this year’s event is the appearance on Saturday and Sunday by actor Tom Wopat, known by many as Luke Duke on the original “Dukes of Hazzard” television show. I’m sure he has some great stories of destroying some General Lee Dodge Chargers.