Classic cars and classic stars are headed to Salina. The 2017 Leadsled Spectacular Car Show will roll into town later this week.
Organizer Jerry Titus tells KSAL News that visitors will be treated to over 2,000 classic car entries, parked under the shade trees in Oakdale Park. Along with the cars, there will be booths, concessions, and entertainment throughout the park.
Thursday night many of the cars from the show will cruise along Santa Fe, and Friday night many will drag race at the East Crawford Recreation Area.
Saturday night there is a “One Night With Elvis” concert at the Stiefel Theatre, featuring tributes to both Elvis and Roy Orbison.
The Ol’School Vintage Marketplace, which will be held inside two of the air-conditioned the buildings at the Saline County Expo Center, will be back again this year. It will feature vintage, original, re-purposed, retro home goods. Things like cowboy/western, Victorian, mid century modern furniture and decor, vintage boutique dress apparel, jewelry, watches, colored bathtubs, sinks, stools, stoves, fridges, home interior and exterior architectural salvage, windows, trim, fencing, patio furniture, and more. Anything “old, used, or kool” is welcome at the marketplace. There is still room for vendors, with a 10′ x 10′ booth costing $40.00.
A couple of stars from a couple of classic TV shows will be a part of the car show this year.
Gunilla Hutton, billed as “America’s most famous TV nurse” will be at the show. Hutton starred in “Hee Haw” and in “Petticoat Junction”.
Also back this year will be Butch Patrick, who starred as Eddie Munster in “The Munsters”. Patrick will be bringing a couple of custom cars with him, the “Munster Coach”, and the “Drag-u-la” coffin racer.