The Robert Fulton Fire Company will hold its sixth annual show on Saturday, May 26, and the Moonlite Cruisers will host its show on June 2.
The firefighters' show will run from noon to 4 p.m. at the fire hall, 2271 Robert Fulton Highway (Rt. 222), Wakefield.
The show is open to any vehicle, he said.
"We have cars, trucks, 4X4s, motorcycles, and tractors," he said. This year, the volunteers have added another category - antique fire apparatus. "We already have three definites for them and they're all older than the 1970s," Miller said. Registration is $15 per vehicle. The first 50 vehicles will get dash plaques.
"The most we've had is 60," Miller said of earlier shows. "Last year, it was mostly antique cars. The year before, it was hot rods."
There will be trophies for best in show, best Ford, General Motors, Mopar, truck, 4X4, motorcycle, custom, tractor, and antique fire apparatus.
The trophies are all hand-made. Each was contributed by a local business.
Cox's Garage created one for the winning 4X4 using tools and a model vehicle; Harpin's Services made a clock from a flywheel.
There will be four or five food trucks and at least 17 vendors, including Pampered Chef.
"We wanted to give the wives something to look at while their husbands were looking at cars," Miller said.
"People can relate to these cars for several reasons," Wimer said. "For some, it's to see the first car they had when they began dating their wives. At one time, pretty well everyone knew someone who had one of these cars. They also come to see something that's not on the road every day of the week."
While Fulton's show will take all vehicles, the Moonlite Cruiser show is open to vehicles built at least 25 years ago. This year, that means any built in 1993 or earlier.
"Each year, the date [of a vehicle's manufacture] moves up," organizer Ray Wimer said. About a third of the vehicles at a Cruisers' show have been restored by their owners. The rest were either bought restored or the owner paid someone to do the work.
"We live in a throw-away time and when these cars were built, that's not what was done," Wimer said.
Wimer will have several of his vehicles on display. One will be his Marina Blue 1967 Chevrolet Malibu.
"I've had 29 of them [Malibus] and I still have three," he said. He kept the car's four speed manual transmission but replaced the high horsepower engine with a period-correct 327.
"It's been repainted and I had a vinyl top put on," Wimer said.
Wimer does most of his own work. "I've overhauled the motors and transmissions, painted, and put in the interiors. The toughest job is putting on a convertible top. I finally got smart and paid somebody else to do that," he said. "Restoring cars is a blood disease and it's also a labor of love."
The 19th annual Moonlite Cruisers show will be held in Quarryville's Memorial Park, Park Ave. at S. Lime St., from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. The rain date will be June 3.