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Summerfest Car Show Rolls Through Polson

Photos & Story by Jerry Brenner



It was the weekend, August 12 - 13, 2016, and by midday Friday in the little town of Polson, Montana there was a low growl off in the distance. The growl escalated to a rumble, the rumble of thousands of horsepower turning the wheels on a dazzling field of 127 rods, customs, trucks and what-have-you, took over Main Street for the staging of the Summerfest Car Show on the shores of Flathead Lake.

Friday activities, beyond the customary registration, included a poker run around the town and the west shore of Flathead Lake. This is a drive-your-car poker run and at the final stop, the Finley Point Grill, there was live music by Gladys Friday. Saturday was the Big Kahuna, featuring the car show which drew vehicles from throughout the Northwest and beyond. New for 2016 was a motorcycle show and shine and if you were just done with the mechanized world there is also the Sandpiper Art Festival on the courthouse lawn. Another new event for 2016 was the burnout competition and classic car races at Mission Valley Raceway. This is a neat show and a great place to spend a weekend. Hope to see you there in 2017!



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