Middletown to host car show Sunday

The town of Middletown will host its sixth annual car and truck show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Mayor Charles Harbaugh said the show has been steadily growing and this year should be no exception.

“I started the show six years ago in the town park,” Harbaugh said. “Three years ago we moved it to Main Street because it got so big. We had 173 cars registered last year. This year we’re anticipating close to 200.”

Proceeds from the event will go toward Middletown’s annual July 4th celebration. Last year, the event raised more than $1,700, according to Harbaugh.

Each participant in the car show will be a part of the judging panel, selecting his or her favorite 20 cars. Harbaugh will also present a mayor’s choice award. All winners will receive a plaque in their honor.

There will also be door prizes and car-themed items up for auction.

Above all else, Harbaugh said the event should feel like a blast from the past, rife with oldies music provided by D.J. Freddie Cheshire.

“It’s going to be really nostalgic,” Harbaugh said. “Very ’50s and ’60s.”

U.S. Route 11 will be closed through Middletown during the duration of the car show.

Interested parties can register the day of the event for $10. In the event of rain, a tentative rain date has also been scheduled for Aug. 28.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com