The Southport Car Show returned to Southport Park in grand fashion Saturday.
The beautiful and sunny weather attracted the owners of more than 50 classic cars and hot rods to the park, where a moderate crowd of spectators wandered in and out while admiring the sharp cars and recounting memories and stories with one another. Vendors sold food, drinks and memorabilia.
The atmosphere was enhanced by Paul Rippy playing cruising-themed music from the 1950s and ’60s, which gave the show a nostalgic drive-in feel from days gone by.
Proceeds benefited the Greater Southport Business Alliance.
All entries received dash plaques and goody bags. Awards were presented in several categories:
• Best of show: John Stockwell and his 1931 Ford Model A convertible.
• Best paint: Dennis Kuchler and his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS.
• Best engine: Don Hobbs and his 1923 Ford Roadster.
• Best interior: Ron Barker and his 1964 Chevy II.
Thanks to all participants and others for reviving the event. And thanks to everyone who stopped by to help make it a success