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Arnold’s hosts car show this evening

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 July 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Mike Whiting is pictured with his 2014 Subaru WRX, one of the cars that will be displayed today during a car show at Arnold’s from 6 to 9 p.m. at the corner of Liberty and West Bank streets.

ALBION – Most local car show typically showcase automobiles from a different era, Thunderbirds and Mustangs from a generation or two ago.

But this evening more modern vehicles, some with souped up stereos and other electronic features, will be on display outside Arnold’s Auto Parts.

The show is open to imports, sports compacts and mini trucks. For the past five years, Arnold’s has organized a car show at Bullard Park that draws about 200 to 300. That show is typically in September. This year’s event is tentatively planned for Sept. 20.

Mike Whiting, one of the show organizers and an Arnold’s employee, wanted to bring a smaller car show to the downtown. The vehicles will be on display from 6 to 9 p.m.

“It’s another event for during the week that gets people downtown in the local business district,” Whiting said.