CANFIELD, Ohio – A celebration of classic cars will take place June 19, beginning at 5 p.m. on the ground of Loghurst Museum, 3967 Boardman Canfield Road.
The event, presented by the Canfield Heritage Foundation, will include a double feature of car-related movies. Spots for vintage and antique automobiles are still available, as are sponsorships by local businesses and nonprofit agencies, according to Bruce Neff, president of the foundation.
Saturday’s event, the brainchild of Canfield native Jerry Dixey, will raise money for Loghurst, a historic home built in 1805. Loghurst has been undergoing a resurgence this year, with multiple public events, and Dixey wanted to help.
For the past 25 years, Dixey has been traveling the country for Street Rodder magazine in custom-built hot rods.
“I heard the story of Loghurst being reborn,” Dixey said. “I know it’s a great place to visit, and I couldn’t pass up the chance to help out.”
Dixey noted that the Mahoning Valley has some of the best restored vehicles in the country. “There are individuals whose local collections rival any that I have seen,” he said.
Neff said the foundation is grateful to Dixey, local car insurance agent Mark Cole, as well as chief sponsor Chris Haus of Haus Auto Group. DJ Big Rick, who performs at many Valley cruise-ins, will be the emcee for the event.
Classic car spots are numbered and will fan out from the big screen. A $25 donation admits two adults with their vehicle. Additional passengers are $5 each.
Call Dixey to reserve a classic car spot at 330 506 9169.
Other classic car owners are encouraged to bring their cars to be on display in a separate show field. Admission is $5 per person (free for children age 15 and under). Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Show cars can begin to arrive at 4 p.m. General admission and music will begin at 5 p.m. The first movie will starts at 7 p.m. and the second will begin at 9 p.m. Prize and raffle winners will be announced at 8:30 p.m. The event will include movie popcorn and a food truck.
Loghurst is a not-for-profit historical farm property with a house that is believed to be the oldest hand-hewn log home in the Western Reserve. The property is dedicated to showcasing and preserving the Valley’s pioneer era.
The buildings are open to the public the first and third weekends from May through September. Tours are free, but donations are accepted. Memberships are also available for purchase.
Pictured: This Packard convertible, owned by Richard Owsley, will be among the many classic cars on display at Loghurst on Saturday.
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Posted June 16, 2021.