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July 31, 2013

Classic autos line downtown Osky streets Saturday

OSKALOOSA — Downtown Oskaloosa was filled with classic automobiles, muscle cars and the latest street machines as the Rollin' Oldies Car Club held its annual car show Saturday.

More than 140 cars, trucks, motorcycles and non-licensed vehicles lined the streets around the Mahaska County Courthouse.

"Anybody can bring their car down," Rollin' Oldies charter member George Rust said at the registration booth.

Rust said the car show was the club's main event for the year. The club also works with Arnold Motor Supply for Graffiti Night once a month in the summer.

Rust said there are more than just local car owners at the show.

"We get them from all over the country," he said.

Rust said Rollin' Oldies uses the proceeds from the car show to help needy families during the Christmas holiday season, donate to charities and fund an Indian Hills Community College scholarship for students who are in an automobile-related course of study.

Two out-of-state car owners were among the many who had their cars on display Saturday.

Richard Callen, of Princeton, Mo., had his 1953 Chevy two-door parked on High Avenue East.

He bought the car in 2001.

"The paint job is the only thing that's left from when I bought it," he said.

Callen said he and his wife go to a lot of car shows. Since they live close to the Iowa border, they come to the Hawkeye state quite often for car shows.

Callen said the thing he likes best about owning his '53 Chevy is "working on it."

Callen said he has always been a car enthusiast and he really likes '50s-era cars.

Beverly McClain, of Kirksville, Mo., brought her 1937 Ford three-window coupe to the car show Saturday.

"I've had it for about four months," McClain said as she was polishing her car. "I've been looking for one and it just showed up."

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