People gather to view vintage cars at Midland’s first Berryhill American Legion car and motorcycle show.


Bob Weaver said he admired the older vehicles as he attended the first Midland Berryhill American Legion Post 165 car and motorcycle show on Saturday.

“I love antiques, old furniture and old cars,” said Weaver, of Midland.

He said he appreciates their beauty and the way they are restored. He also likes how older cars are easier to tell apart.

“You can actually tell a Ford from a Chevy by the grilles,” Weaver said, admiring a 1970 Pontiac LeMans Sport at the show.

Houghton Lake’s Josh Myers appreciates the nostalgia and simplicity of vintage cars. He entered his late father’s 1968 Plymouth Hemi Roadrunner series. Her father, James, was a member of the Berryhill American Legion and Myers wanted to show his support for the event.

James also owned a 1965 Mustang and a 1957 Chevy Apache truck.

Auburn’s Dan and Barb Conner featured their 1970 Cutlass Supreme on the show. Dan said he loves the memorabilia and class of older cars.

“They have a personality that newer cars don’t,” Barb said in agreement. “The car can be the same make, model and year and have a different personality.”

Barb’s father was a post commander at Berryhill and she is a post auxiliary.

The couple have friends visiting from Cody, Wyoming, and Barb enjoys taking the Cutlass Supreme to tour the glaciers with them.

The couple have owned the car for 19 years and have done 50% of the restoration on it. It was built in Lansing, then shipped to Germany and returned. They bought the car after it sat in a garage for seven years. They are the third owners.

Dan said he was looking for a “see” car when he found the Cutlass. He said this particular vehicle has a factory four-speed, which is rare for the Cutlass.


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