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Published August 20, 2011, 07:10 PM

Crookston Car Show Shines During Ox Cart Days

Every August, the community of Crookston comes together for Ox Cart Days to celebrate the town's heritage. This year's festival moved to the new sports center, leaving Central Park to the Crookston Classic Cruisers for their Run To The Park car show.

Every August, the community of Crookston comes together for Ox Cart Days to celebrate the town's heritage. This year's festival moved to the new sports center, leaving Central Park to the Crookston Classic Cruisers for their Run To The Park car show.

"That's the idea behind a car show, is to get it bigger and bigger every year!" Founder of the first Crookston Car Show Myron Kaiser said.

And this year is no exception. The Crookston Classic Cruisers Run To The Park car show featured about 250 classic, custom, and new cars. When Myron Kaiser started the first show 16 years ago, there were only 40 cars.

"We love doing it! It's a great thing and get all the people that are car enthusiasts to come down and bring their cars in, and it's just a fun get together thing," Kaiser said.

Ox Cart Days events take place all over Crookston but it's here at Central Park where cars are the center of attention.

"I look for the more unique ones, something that's different than just the ordinary car. I'm more into the classics and custom cars," Kaiser added.

"I've just kind of been a car nut forever and I've collected a few cars and restored a few cars, so you know naturally when you come to a car show, you want to be here and have a couple cars here," car enthusiast Dave Nelson said.

And in the spirit of Ox Cart Days, most people at this car show enjoy getting together more than anything.

"Oh, just the people. We've met a lot of good friends over the years, and we have a real good time meeting everybody and new ones every year," car enthusiast Brian Anderson said.

Ox Cart Days end tonight with a parade at 7:00 p.m., a teen dance at 9:00 p.m., and a fireworks show at 10:00 p.m.

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