The annual IDIDIT Car Show & Open House welcomed 367 registered participants for a day of fun in the sun.
TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN: With bright sunlight glinting off deeply waxed finishes and families enjoying beautiful vehicles and a trip down memory lane, the 2019 IDIDIT Car Show & Open House lived up to its sterling reputation as Michigan’s premier end-of-summer celebration of the hot-rodding lifestyle.
The event welcomed 367 registered vehicles—and dozens more that didn’t register—to IDIDIT’s Tecumseh headquarters for a day of classic car appreciation that included facility tours, vendor displays, food trucks and a live DJ. Celebrity guests, a charity raffle and, of course, plenty of awards made the 28th edition of the event one to remember.
“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.”
Last year was the first time the car show was open to all makes, models and years, including the classics of yesterday and today. New this year was an appearance by TV celebrity Brother JD from Wrench Wars, who was on hand to present the inaugural Best Garage Build trophy to an exceptional 1950 Ford Coupe owned by Jim Brewer of Pinckney, Michigan.
Other award winners included:
Street Rod 1948-older – 1936 Plymouth Coupe / Owner – Dave Mason
Car 1949-’64 – 1950 Ford Convertible / Owner – Bob Sharp, Britton, Michigan
Car 1965-’79 – 1969 Ford Mustang / Owner – Douglas Britton, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Car 1980-Newer – 2010 Chevrolet Camaro / Owner – Max Donner, Holland, Michigan
Truck 1948-’66 – 1953 Chevy Pickup / Owner – Sherri Kapp, Manchester, Michigan
Truck 1967-’87 – 1971 GMC 4×4 Super Custom / Owner – Larry Hauser, Blissfield, Michigan
Truck 1988-Newer – 2001 Chevrolet S-10 / Owner – Byron Crone Jr., Onsted, Michigan
Founders Choice – 1958 Jaguar XK150 / Owner – Keith Rider, Millbury, Ohio (Chosen by IDIDIT founders Ken & Jane Callison
And the winning wasn’t limited to the car show. Michele Buku of Adrian, Michigan, won a customized golf cart featuring 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.
This year’s pre-show T-Shirt Design Contest was won by Payton Melton of Lenawee Christian High School in Adrian, Michigan. Her 1950s automotive style-influenced design could be found on event signage as well as the T-shirts.
IDIDIT began holding its annual Open House & Car Show in 1991 as a way to celebrate the hot-rodding lifestyle and allow owners to get their vehicles to one last show before winter arrived.
Born out of the American entrepreneurial spirit, IDIDIT emerged out of a small garage in 1986 and has grown into the leading aftermarket steering column manufacturer you see today. IDIDIT has been making the finest quality steering columns and related accessories for the hot rod & muscle car enthusiast since 1986 and continues to expand on that tradition. Located in Tecumseh, MI, IDIDIT manufacturers top quality, American-made steering columns for the automotive aftermarket, as well as steering systems for industrial, commercial and government vehicles. IDIDIT also produces specialty columns for a multitude of applications such as golf cars, ATV/UTV, tow vehicles and driving simulators.