Old cars, young spectators mix at Father’s Day show in North Lima

Old cars, young spectators mix at Father’s Day show in North Lima

Staff report

NORTH LIMA

Like many teenagers, 16-year-old Anthony Marsilio enjoys driving his first vehicle to school and elsewhere, along with the freedom of being behind the wheel.

But unlike many youngsters, Anthony has to crank-start his two-door car, which lacks a compact-disc player, satellite-radio capabilities and nearly all other modern amenities.

After all, Anthony’s car is more than five times older than him.

“My dad taught me to drive one,” the South Range High School junior said, referring to his black 1929 Ford Model A vehicle, which features a four-cylinder, flathead engine and whitewall tires.

Anthony’s classic car was one of the oldest in Sunday’s ninth annual Father’s Day car show at South Range High, 11300 Columbiana-Canfield Road (state Route 46).

An estimated 50 classic, vintage and modern cars and special-interest machines such as tractors were the attractions of the four-hour gathering, noted Linda Kappler, an event organizer. Hosting the show was the Beaver Township Ruritan Club.

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