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July 28, 2013

Oddities and curiosities at inaugural car show event

Tractors, trikes at fundraiser for Sons of the American Legion


Just down the row a bit from Killion were Doug Zahnow and his wife, Mary Lichtenberg, who also came to the show in an unusual ride.

They are one of 13 owners in the state — as far as they know — of an unusual three-wheeled motorcycle made by a company called Renegade.

Unlike most three-wheeled motorcycles, the Renegade Trike has an enclosure that keep the elements off the driver or, in this couple's case, driver and rider.

They say they used to have a regular three-wheeled motorcycle, but switched to this one because they can sit side by side in the cab comfortably. They can even bring along their dog.

The Renegade also has a rather roomy trunk.

"It'll hold three bodies and parts," Zahnow joked.

Car show organizer Dave Krueger said he was hoping for 100 cars for the inaugural year of the event. He said he got the idea for a car show because he's a classic car fan himself. His ride of choice? A 1965 Impala convertible.

He said they got the word out about their car show by going to other car shows and handing out fliers and talking to car owners. They also ran radio ads all week and had the show mentioned in the local newspaper.

As a member of the Sons of the American Legion, he said he pitched the idea of a car show to the membership and everyone agreed it was a good idea. They also agreed Krueger should be the one to run it.

"Sons of the American Legion is on of the best organizations I've ever been a part of," he said. "We're here to assist our veterans in any way we can."

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