Erie Shore brings Honk-About Car Show to Port Clinton streets

May 7, 2020 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

Reggie Langford of Catawba Island was showing off his new acquisition at the Honk-About Car show, a sparkling red 1923 Ford T-Bucket Roadster. With large tires and a souped up engine, Langford appeared ready to race as he toured Port Clinton with the crowd of custom cars and trucks in the special Erie Shore Cruisers Car Club event.

ABOVE:  RIGHT TOP: Butch and Cindy Brockschmidt, of Clyde, get ready to tour Port Clinton on Sunday as they participate in the Honk-About Car Show held by the Erie Shore Cruisers Car Club. Following a Port Clinton Fire Truck, the dozens of custom cars brought the car show to residents, who watched from porches and front yards to maintain social distancing. RIGHT BOTTOM: With his grandkids, Alexis, 15, and Alyse, 10, in the rumble seat, Glen Tetzloff of Port Clinton was among a crowd of custom car aficionados gathering at the parking lot in front of Port Clinton City Hall. They would travel the city streets in the totally redesigned Honk-About Car Show hosted by the Erie Shore Cruisers Car Club. Tetzloff is a member of the legendary Lounge Lizards band. (Photos by D’Arcy Egan)

The Erie Shore Cruisers Car Club brought its traditional car show to the residents of Port Clinton, parading dozens of custom cars around the streets of the city on Sunday.

With his grandkids, Alexis, 15, and Alyse, 10, in the rumble seat, Glen Tetzloff of Port Clinton was among a crowd of custom car aficionados gathering at the parking lot in front of Port Clinton City Hall. They would travel the city streets in the totally redesigned Honk-About Car Show hosted by the Erie Shore Cruisers Car Club. Tetzloff is a member of the legendary Lounge Lizards band.

Starting from the Port Clinton City Hall parking lot in the Sutton Center, the custom car aficionados followed a bright, red Port Clinton fire truck up and down the city streets with an escort from the Port Clinton Police Department, Port Clinton Fire & Rescue Unit, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The city and the car club managed to make a splash despite the Ohio Department of Health’s restrictions designed to keep people from being exposed to COVID-19, which has already had an impact around Ohio, the country and the world.

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