If you own a cool car or just like to look at them, be sure to mark the first Saturday of each month on your calendar for BBQ & Burnouts from noon to 3 pm at the parking lot behind Station Family + BBQ. The casual “cruise-in” car shows are being held throughout the summer and fall and are hosted by Station Family + BBQ.
Anyone with an old, new, souped-up or tricked-out car is encouraged to show it off in the public parking lot on Grove Avenue behind the restaurant at the Village Green. Even if you don’t have a cool car, it’s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon with some barbecue and a DORA beverage while chatting with other car enthusiasts and popping the hood on some truly unique autos.
BBQ & Burnouts started in April, and there were already 18 cars on display at the May 1 event. If you know your car terminology, you know that a “burnout” is technically the practice of keeping a vehicle stationary and spinning its wheels. But there are no risky driving maneuvers on display at these events; it’s strictly a catchy name for the show. It’s more of a “cruise-in,” said one car owner, where you can view all sorts of interesting cars.
Car-owners have come from as far as Lima, Ohio and Evansville, Indiana to display their cars. Contests at the May BBQ & Burnouts awarded prizes for best horn honk, the owner who drove the furthest to attend, and a special bartenders’ choice award. The event has a casual vibe and offers a relaxed setting to enjoy the cars, some car talk, and some good food and drink at the same time.