The 16th Annual Fall Thunder Car and Bike Show will take over Central Park this Saturday. Those who are interested in entering their vehicle into the show can register Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and the car show will run until 3 p.m.
Brook Edmonds, president of the Blue River Car Club, said the show generally draws between 100 and 200 cars and motorcycles per year, and the event is  a wonderful opportunity for fellowship with family and friends. In fact, the car club has provided an excellent opportunity for him to spend time with his own family.
“My dad got me started probably sometime around the year 2000,” Edmonds said. “The car shows are a mellow, easy-going way to relax with the family. Both of my sons have also been involved over the years.”
Edmonds said that while members of the club will be showing their own vehicles, they will not be competing in the show. Edmonds himself will be displaying his 1962 Corvette.
“There are always a lot of beautiful old cars that are on display,” Edmonds said. “People will come up to you and say I remember this car from when I was in such and such grade, and then you get to converse back and forth with them and their family and tell them the features of the car.”
The top 30 vehicles will receive trophies, and the club will also be awarding $2,000 in cash prizes. Ten entries will be selected to receive $50, and they will hold a drawing for the grand prize of $1,000. In addition to the car show, the event will also have food trucks and a live DJ.
While the car show is free and open to the public, a registration fee of $20 is required for every vehicle entered. This money will be combined with t-shirt sales to purchase Christmas gifts for area children in need later this year. In the event of heavy rainfall the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, October 5.