Friday morning the tour participants were special guests at the annual VIP brunch. Grand Marshal, automotive journalist, and contributor to Street Rodder Ken Gross was introduced and gave a great talk about the street rod hobby. Also in attendance was John Schneider of Dukes of Hazzard fame, Linda Vaughn, and Ed Reavie, who has been responsible for the success of the St. Ignace show for 34 years.
Great food and the chance to meet and greet some of these celebrities was a fun way to kick off Friday in St. Ignace. Cars gathered again on Friday evening for the Memory Lane Cruise down Main Street, which included floats and dignitaries from surrounding areas-plus even more cars showed up as people arrived for the Saturday show. Color commentary for the parade was provided by Top Hat John from Detroit, and I even took a turn at the microphone during the parade.
Saturday is the big day in St. Ignace. The entire length of Main Street was blocked off and cars began to line up very early in the morning. There is no admission charge for spectators, and the street was packed all day long. The weather was absolutely perfect, and it was a great day at the St. Ignace Car Show. Awards were presented at 4 p.m., and the weekend's activities wrapped up.
The St. Ignace Show was very enjoyable for all of us on the AMSOIL Road Tour. It is a laid back, mellow show that is fun for spectators and participants alike. Many thanks to Ed Reavie, the Nostalgia Productions staff, and the entire team who helped make the St. Ignace Car Show a success and made us feel so welcome.
Everyone on the AMSOIL Tour from the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion to the St. Ignace Car Show had a great time. The weather cooperated and the stops were all interesting and fun. With five more tours ahead we have plenty of miles to go before we end the summer in California.