The Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce’s largest yearly event, the 16th annual Philomath Classic Car Show, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Philomath City Park.
Adrian Ferbrache, the chair of the event committee, said the car show is free for spectators and around 150 vehicles will be on display.
“It’s a good show for a small town,” he said.
According to Ferbrache, the show will have “a lot of beautiful cars,” likely including World War II era jeeps, amphibious military vehicles, and antique fire trucks, in addition to a variety of hot rods and muscle cars.
“We have a taste of everything in the automotive world,” he said.
Ferbrache, who has been involved with the show for 12 years, said the car show has a special appeal to people who went to high school in the 1950s and ’60s, but it has multi-generational appeal.
He said the show will have music, food, drawings for prizes, and a variety of vendors. The event will also include a presentation of awards for vehicles in the show.
He added the park also has a playground, and the area has lots of shade.
“It’s not in a big hot parking lot like a lot of car shows,” he said.
Ferbrache said the people who work to make the event happen do so because of their interest in classic cars.
“We’re just gearheads who like hot rods,” he said.