Elburn Lions car, motorcycle show a success

By on October 11, 2013
Phil Wilson of DeKalb displays his 1968 Pontiac with spooky Halloween decor and free treats at the Lions Club Car Show on Sunday. 
Photo by Lynn Logan

ELBURN—The Elburn Lions had a beautiful day on Sunday for its fall classic All Wheels (car and motorcycle) Show.

This year was the 20th year for the event. Committee member Dan Purcell’s father started the show in 1993, when it was part of Elburn Days. This year’s show was held at Lions Park, just south of the downtown Elburn area.

“There were more than 300 cars, and there was a nice variety,” Elburn trustee Dave Gualdoni said.

According to Purcell, there were more than 340 vehicles registered, and about 400 on display. For the fifth year in a row, the Lions Club brought in independent judges to judge the vehicles.

Each year, there is a contest called the “Best of the Best,” among cars that have won best of show at a previous show. Purcell said it’s quite competitive, with owners spending from $70,000 to a couple hundred dollars to build interesting and rare cars.

New to the event this year was a pumpkin decorating contest. The contest gave the Leos and other young people a chance to participate in the activities. Sponsored by Kuipers Family Farm, the contest kicked off the day, and winners were chosen mid-afternoon.

Village President Dave Anderson said the show was good for the village of Elburn, and noted that the event brought a lot of people to town.

“The town was very active on Sunday,” he said. “Elburn wouldn’t be Elburn without the Elburn Lions Club and Lions Park.”