20th Classic Car and Hot Rod Show set for June 21

From David Taylor’s perspective, his Classic Car and Hot Rod Show gets better every year.

“We’ve been having this show for 20 years,” Taylor said. “You learn over time what works well and what you can do to make things run better.”

Taylor owns Taylor Chevrolet, 819 S. Highway 191, in Rexburg.

The free car show gets rolling at 9 a.m. Saturday. Car owners can start registering their vehicles at 8 a.m. Throughout the day, Taylor said there will be free hot dogs and snow cones, as well as bounce houses for the children. The event ends at 3 p.m.

The car show started as a way to showcase General Motors performance model cars, Taylor said, but today is open to all vehicles.

“This started out as a small show for Corvette owners,” Taylor said. “Over the years it’s grown and expanded. We don’t have any requirement for entering cars in the show now, if you want to show off your car, you’re welcome to, whether it’s a classic, an original, or a modified vehicle.”

Last year, people displayed more than 300 cars.

Several of the cars from last years event came from the Eastern Idaho Early Iron Organization, a car club based in Rigby. Club President, Tom Henrie said there are usually several club members who participate in the event. This will be his first time entering a car in the Classic Car and Hot Rod Show.

“I have a 1966 Ford LTD that I’m working on getting ready for the show,” Henrie said. “We just came back from a car show in Wyoming. So I’m trying to make sure everything is good mechanically on the car and that it looks good and is ready to be shown again.”

Taylor said he expects a good turnout at this year’s event, but said it’s difficult to predict how many cars will be on display.