Street Machines Rule in Saline

Johnny Capps isn’t sure how his `63 Mercury Meteor won “Best in Show” at the Saline Street Machines car show at Summerfest Saturday.

“I’m not sure why I won. There are a lot of great cars here today,” said Capps, a Manchester resident.

As happy as he is to take the show’s big trophy, he’s more excited about putting more miles on his classic car.

“It just drives real nice. It’s a great car,” Capps said. “I’ve put more than 1,000 miles on it this summer.”

Capps said Mercury Meteor was made at the Rouge plant. He bought it in 2001 at an auction in Novi.

Capps was one of several proud owners at the Saline Street Machines show, which drew entrants from all over southeast Michigan. Drawings and auctions held during the day raised money for Saline Area Social Service and Saline Little League Baseball. Retired Saline Police Chief Paul Bunten donated an autographed Steve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings jersey, which went in a silent auction. Proceeds went to Saline Area Social Service.

The Saline Street Machines show was sponsored by Bill's Barberg Shop, CarQuest of Saline, Fastenal, G&B Graphics, Gerry's Tire & Alignment, IDIDIT, Saline Automotive Services and Washtenaw Glass.

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