BOYNE CITY, Mich. – To celebrate its 40th year in business this year, Classic Instruments upped the ante on its annual open house and car show. Known well to custom-car and hot-rod builders the world over, this northern Michigan firm is famous for its selection of vintage-look analog gauges, analog gauge kits, tachometers, and more. For 2017, the company’s National Street Rod Association appreciation day and open house included live music, a food truck and special awards presented by Brian Brennan of Street Rodder Magazine. Attendees were able to purchase raffle tickets for donated items from the aftermarket industry for a silent auction, and chip in for a 50/50 drawing. Cars in attendance ranged from Model A Ford’s, right on through a hot-rodded and chopped Woody with a 4.6 DOHC V8, to the latest and greatest Mustangs.
The proceeds of the event each year are directed to the hometown Boyne City Police Department. After this year’s show, John McLeod of Classic Instruments presented a check along with Boyne City Police Chief Jeff Gaither, to the city council for $10,000. While funds in past years helped fund the Police Bike Patrol, this year the money has been earmarked to purchase needed police equipment such as body cameras.
“Thank you to all my friends in the industry that donated products for the raffle,” said McLeod. “And also a thanks to my Classic Instruments staff, Brian Brennan from Street Rodder, and of course Ford Performance for stepping up and helping with the show this year.”
We couldn’t help but to snap a few pictures of some of our favorite rides at the show. Enjoy!