The IDIDIT Car Show & Open House has a reputation as one of Michigan’s best auto events; the 2019 iteration, with scrupulously polished cars gleaming in the sunlight and plenty of auto enthusiasts enjoying the summer’s final days, more than lived up to the hype.
367 registered vehicles showed up to the event, alongside a sizable complement of unregistered autos. IDIDIT’s Tecumseh headquarters played host to this fleet of classic cars for the day of Sept. 14. Facility tours, vendor displays, food trucks and a live DJ added to the entertainment, which was further enhanced by the presence of celebrity guests, a charity raffle and a bounty of awards.
“We want to thank everyone who joined us for the 2019 IDIDIT Car Show & Open House,” said Trever Cornwell of IDIDIT. “From the weather, to the atmosphere, to the amazing cars and trucks, this annual party is a perfect example of why we all love this industry.”
2018 marked this monumental show’s first year of accepting all makes, models and years of auto, including the classics of yesterday and today. The Best Garage Build trophy was claimed by a car which would qualify in anyone’s definition of classic, however: A captivating 1950 Ford Coupe owned by Jim Brewer of Pinckney, Michigan.
Other award winners included:
Best Street Rod 1948 & Older
1936 Plymouth Coupe
Owner – Dave Mason
Best Car 1949-’64
1950 Ford Convertible
Owner – Bob Sharp, Britton, Michigan
Best Car 1965-’79
1969 Ford Mustang
Owner – Douglas Britton, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Best Truck 1948-’66
1953 Chevy Pickup
Owner – Sherri Kapp, Manchester, Michigan
Best Truck 1967-’87
1971 GMC 4×4 Super Custom
Owner – Larry Hauser, Blissfield, Michigan
Best Truck 1988 & Newer
2001 Chevrolet S-10
Owner – Byron Crone Jr., Onsted, Michigan
1958 Jaguar XK150
Owner – Keith Rider, Millbury, Ohio
Awards extended beyond the scope of the car show itself. Michele Buku of Adrian, Michigan, won a customized golf cart sporting an IDIDIT steering column as part of a charity raffle to benefit the Lenawee Humane Society. Second-place winner Kyla Scott, also of Adrian, won $500 in the raffle.
Payton Melton of Lenawee Christian High School in Adrian, Michigan won this year’s pre-show T-Shirt Design Contest. Her 1950s automotive style-influenced design appeared on event signage as well as the T-shirts.
For more information on this awesome event (which we hope you’ll attend in 2020), visit www.ididit.com.