Paulson’s Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show 2015


Paul McClorey

Paulson’s Construction, Inc.



2015 Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show Raises Funds for the Livingston County Salvation Army

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the 8th annual Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show our most successful show yet! The support of our great sponsors, lots of volunteers and of course all of the wonderful owners who brought out their beautiful classic vehicles made this show a huge success.

The show, held on Saturday, October 10th, was located the Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport. Car owners from all over brought their classic vehicles to the show. There were over 350 cars in attendance and 294 registered vehicles were judged by their peers in 20 classes, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners were awarded trophies. Official judges selected award winners for five special trophies including best of show and a veteran’s award. The first 250 entrants received goody bags which included this year’s dash plaque. All registrants were eligible for the wonderful door prizes donated by our sponsors. Great food was enjoyed thanks to Boy Scout Troop 364 of Howell, Tony’s Dogs of Howell, and YoFresh Yogurt Café of Brighton. Children were entertained by the red bucket bounce house provided by the Salvation Army and great music was provided by DJ Paul Peters.

Through the generosity of our entrants and sponsors who contributed both monetary funds and in kind donations, we raised just over $20,000 for the Livingston County Salvation Army. This brings our 8 year total to nearly $100,000. The Salvation Army provides many vital services to our local community from rent and utilities assistance to disaster relief and elderly services. They also run many, many other valuable programs.

This event would not have been possible without the help of our sponsors. These companies have shown their commitment to our community with their generosity. They are the Tanger Outlet Center (Howell), Art Ventures (Brighton), Paulson’s Construction (Howell), Wilson Tent Services, Co. (Howell), Accutemp Heating and Air Conditioning (Howell), Roy’s Auto Works (Howell), Farmers Insurance (Howell), Crosswinds Aviation (Howell), Paramount Printing (Howell), Mica Crafters (Howell), Victory Mechanical (Fowlerville), Street Knights (Howell), and Rust Bucket Restoration (Howell).

Our volunteers are committed to growing and improving the show each year, so save the date for the 9th Annual Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show… the second Saturday in October (October 8, 2016). Like us on Facebook: GreatPumpkin Classic Car Show (no space between Great and Pumpkin to find us). We are looking forward to seeing you all next year!