Pretty Ponies on Display

By Rachel Martin

July 16, 2011 Updated Jul 16, 2011 at 6:26 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Close to 200 classic Fords showed up to the 29th Annual Old Fort Mustang Club Car Show and Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast on Saturday.

Car enthusiasts migrated from around the region to show off their custom wheels. Dean “Dino” Arnold just moved to Auburn, Ind. from California. He owns a shop and builds custom cars for a living. Arnold says he attends as many car shows around the country as he can. He heard about Saturday’s car show on the radio.

“It’s always an opportunity to be able to come out and enjoy the cars and see all the different varieties that people come up with.”

Chet Zeidler, President of the Old Fort Mustang Club, says he is very pleased with the turnout this year.

“I'm sure that we have close to 1,000 people that came out throughout the course of the day to the view the cars.”

Ivy Tech has been hosting this event since 1989. The Ivy Tech Culinary Arts department caters the show and Ford sponsors merchandise trailers full of memorabilia. The showcase is open to any Ford powered vehicle and some of the model Mustangs that date back to 1964.

“We’re all car fans in one way, shape, or form,” Zeidler says, “I think that’s what everyone comes out here to see, the cool cars.”

Admission to the 29th Annual Old Fort Mustang Club Car Show is $2 and is open to the public. All proceeds go toward a scholarship for an Ivy Tech Automotive student.

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