MARQUETTE — Classic cars flooded downtown Marquette this past Saturday for the third annual Classic Cars on Third event. Car owners got an opportunity to show off their prized possessions and swap stories about their vehicles.
“The energy of people and the stories you hear people telling about their vehicles is very exciting,” said William Digneit of Double Trouble Entertainment. “Some of these cars have been in families for years; some people have found them in an old barn and turned them into something amazing and beautiful. So it’s always fun to be a part of the event.”
Everyone who brought a vehicle out to the event was eligible to win a number of prizes awarded at the end of the afternoon. All the money brought in from Classic Cars on Third went to a local organization that helps women who are victims of domestic or sexual violence.
“This event does benefit the women’s center,” explained Tara Laase-MicKinney, Promotions and Events Coordinator for the Marquette Downtown Development Authority. “With what we’ll be able to raise with all of our sponsorships, we’ll have raised several tens of thousands of dollars for the Women’s Center. So we’re really happy that we’re able to support such a great cause in such a wonderful way.”
The event was hosted by the Marquette Downtown Development Authority. They say they’re looking forward to continuing this tradition again next year.