GREENVILLE – “Order a beautiful day for us,” Dave Niley, club member in charge of the Rolling 50s Classic Car Show said, “and we’ll take it from there.” It’s only a week away… South Broadway will be closed from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 12; show cars will start arriving after two.
“We want to give everyone an opportunity to move out,” Niley said. “We won’t allow show cars in until 2 p.m.” That is when registration begins, Niley added, noting there is no pre-registration for the show. He wasn’t worried about having plenty of cars for visitors to check out… “Last year we had about 500,” he said.
Headlining the event is the Nationwide Nascar Simulator, sponsored by Matt Jordan and Nationwide Insurance. “We’ve never had this before,” Niley said. “They said this is something to really see.”
Other highlights of the show include a 50/50 drawing, DJ events for the kids, hula hoop contest, 50s-60s and 70s music… “Actually the whole event is just a good time for everyone,” Niley said. The 50/50 last year generated approximately $1,100 for the winner. The club’s half was divided up between Shriner’s Hospital and the Cancer Association of Darke County. “In addition the club made a donation to each organization,” he added.
Niley had no idea how many had bought 50/50 tickets, only that they went through four rolls of them. “We sold one ticket for a dollar,” he said, “an arm’s length for $5, body length for $10… then I saw my pickup truck… we started selling a pickup truck length for $20. Do you know how many tickets that was?”
They also had door prizes and “just a lot of fun!” Niley said he wanted to see everybody come out, be careful and enjoy yourselves.