DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Williams’ Park Alliance and the Pillon Restoration Academy present, Friends with Classic Cars, “The Last Hurrah.”
On Saturday and Sunday October 17 and 18, car enthusiast with models 25 years and older are invited to display their vehicle(s) in the Etheldra Mae Williams Park. The event is open to the public.
The Pillon restoration Academy has been giving new life to classic vehicles for more than thirty years. Their credits include a 1941 Lincoln Continental Convertible use by the Detroit Lions, a 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance and a 1911 Ford Model T Coupe built at the Ford Highland Park Plant. These vehicles will be on display with others at the park. The academy is currently looking for Detroit area students between the ages of 13 and 19 to take part in a mentoring class that will teach the skills of automotive restoration. A team of six young people will be selected to work on their team’s vehicle. The kickoff project will be a 1954 IHC Tractor, once owned by the City of Livonia. It will be completely disassembled, stripped, repainted re-assembled and the engine restored.
The Williams’ Park Alliance in their efforts to mitigate illegal dumping and other crimes in the area, has converted two and one half blocks of blighted land in the Brightmoor Community into a Pedestrian Park. Classic vehicle lovers can take this opportunity to showcase their “Pride and Joy” one last time before the weather turns cold. This event is family friendly and Free of Charge. The hours are 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day. The address is 14300 Burgess Street at the corner of Acacia.
Visit https://williamspark.org/ to learn more.