The wisdom of cars | Sumner Mayor Update

  • Wed Aug 10th, 2016 4:33pm
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Sumner's annual Classy Chassis event will fill downtown with classy cars on Sunday

The following is written by Sumner Mayor Dave Enslow:

This weekend is one of my personal favorites since I enjoy restoring old cars.  On Sunday, Classy Chassis will fill all of downtown Sumner with classic cars of all shapes and sizes.

And, for the first time, on Saturday night before that, Drive Into Sumner will feature an outdoor showing of the movie Cars with car-related games, food, and a cruise-in.

I’m not quite sure why old cars fascinate me, but I know I’m not alone.  Perhaps they’re just beautiful tributes to style and engineering.  Perhaps they remind us of milestones–the car our grandparents drove, the car you borrowed for your first date, or that first time you got to drive alone and taste the freedom of the open road.

If you watch the movie Cars, though, you also get a lesson on the importance of Main Street.  When everybody starts taking pride in their business, residence and town, things start looking up for everyone in Radiator Springs.

It’s quite the same in Sumner.  Having people invest in this place, restoring old homes, opening new businesses, rehabilitating classic structures on Main Street, are what make downtown Sumner such a charming community.  Like a classic car, it is something worth preserving.

So, this weekend, come on in with the whole family.  Restoring cars is fun, but these events are also about supporting those who make our downtown vibrant, which is even more rewarding.

Schedule of events

Drive Into Sumner – Saturday, August 13, starting at 5 pm, movie at dusk

Classy Chassis – Sunday, August 14, 10 am – 3 pm