Pioneer Days Car Show
– Started in 1985 with Mike Rigsby of RIGSBY PERFORMANCE, Lima, Ohio.
– The Show is FREE to all spectators. This is unique to other Car Shows and it is held right on the streets which is also different than most Car Shows. Spectators have been numbering in the thousands. It is held in conjunction with the Annual Pioneer Days Celebration held in the streets of Kalida, Ohio.
– Over 300 entries from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.
-Approx. 30 classes with all judging done by the participants. Awards go to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in each class. Classes include Street Rods, Customs, Antiques, Stocks, Trucks, Motorcycles, and Specialty Vehicles. Every participant also receives a special dash plaque commemorating the Show.
-Past notable participants:
* Chrysler’s MOPAR Performance Road Show that brought in throughout the years: Lee Iacocca’s
personal Production #1 Dodge Viper; ScottGeoffroion’s Pro-stock Dodge; a Plymouth Prowler;
WOL Sprint Car and an IROC Dodge Race Car
* Ford Motorsports and Bob Glidden’s Pro-Stock Ford
* Bill Elliot’s NASCAR Ford
* Michael Andretti’s INDY-CAR
* General Dynamics’ M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank
* Mark Martin’s NASCAR Ford
* GM Goodwrench ASA Motorsports Display that includeda racing simulator
* Mancini Racing’s Dodge Hemi Dragster
* Ricky Craven’s NASCAR Chevrolet
* Shane O’Conner’s McDonalds Modified Race Car
* Joe Nott’s ASA Ford Race Car
* Kenny Bernstein’s 1998 ‘Budweiser King’ Top Fuel Dragster
*Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 1999 NASCAR Budweiser Chevrolet
* Dale Jarrett’s 2000 #88 NASCAR Ford Taurus
* Budweiser Brew Crew Challenge featuring Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s #8 NASCAR Monte Carlo
*2002 Elliott Sadler’s #21 Motorcraft NASCAR owned by the Wood Brothers
*2003 Brian Williams’ #9 Bill Elliott Replica Car
* 2004 Dan Powers’ 1998 S-10 355 cu. in Pro Stock
* 2005 Budweiser Clydesdales
* 2012 Budweiser Clydesdales
*** FOOD STAND IN THE FIRE STATION***
– Collector Pioneer Days Car Show T-Shirts available.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR “STUFF” FOR OUR ‘GOODIE BAGS’. THE FIRST 200 PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE THEM AT REGISTRATION. IF YOU CAN HELP OR HAVE SOMETHING FOR DOOR PRIZES, PLEASE SEND OR CALL MIKE RIGSBY AT: 1525 LAKEWOOD AVENUE, LIMA, OHIO 45805 —— PHONE: 419-227-0593. “THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.”