Hundreds turnout for car show

John Bonner of Vincent brought his 1931 Ford Roadster Truck to the Cruisin’ South Car and Tractor Show Sunday, complete with a model wearing vintage clothing, surrounded by some vintage props.

Sunny skies brought out vintage and classic car enthusiasts to the annual Cruisin’ South car and tractor show, held Sunday afternoon in the Southfield Wellness Community parking lot.

Shined and polished entries with hoods up were on display for visitors to check out. Residents of Southfield and many community members — more than 350 people, according to estimates by organizers — turned out for the event.

“We’ve held this show for 12 years and we’ve never had bad weather,” said Marilyn Middleton, marketing director for Southfield. “It’s just a beautiful day and a great turnout.”

With classic rock and roll music playing, those attending also had a chance to have some snacks, and vote for their favorite entry. Drivers and a guest received free lunch before the event.

The event was held as a kickoff to National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 9-15.

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