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Rodz on 3rd comes to Marysville


Sue Stevenson

Bob Kreucher of Arlington brought his 1965 Ford Mustang to Rodz on 3rd.

More than 100 cars came to downtown Marysville for the fifth annual Rodz on 3rd Car Show, presented by the Downtown Marysville Merchants Association.

The local car show, held on July 9, included various vintage and restored cars, rat rods, hot rods and other types of vehicles out on 3rd Street.

One of the organizers of the event, Will Borg, said he likes that the event is local and involves the local community.

"The whole idea was to get people into downtown Marysville, the historical downtown, and not where all the new buildings are, and just get people to come out and enjoy Marysville," he said.

Borg said people like to come down to the show because "it gives them something to do," and to "just to come out and hang out," he said.

Car hobbyists and others can get together in downtown Marysville and enjoy some live music and food, he said.

Families also enjoy the kids activities available, he said.

"We have kid activities, pedal cars, bouncy house and race car tracks," he said.

Borg's self-made trophies are also popular at the car show. He makes nearly all of them with actual car parts and mechanic equipment. Most of them are a combination of wrenches, pistons and gears.

"To get a trophy, made in a way you wouldn't normally see it, is something I really get a kick out of," he said.

"I tried to build something I would want. You know? I like old cars, old wrenches, old pistons, actual car parts, instead of plastic trophies. It's something people would actually want in their garage," said Borg.

Many of the awards are voted on by all the people who came out to the show with a registered car, and the organizers also like to recognize the clubs who come out to the events as well, said Borg.

This year about 109 cars registered for the event, said Borg.

Sue Stevenson

Jack and Evelyn Kuehn of Everett brought their 1940 Ford Deluxe 2-door Sedan to Rodz on 3rd.

"In years past we've had 190, but the weather is always a killer on that one. I think that got us this year mostly," he said.

The lower turnout may also have been from a system without pre-registration the show was trying this year as well, he said.

In previous years assigned spots from pre-registered people and the car owners who came in early the day of would cause congestion and problems.

"So we just said no more pre-registration. I think that prevented a lot of people from signing up early and maybe they just didn't show up, but 100 cars is still good. We're pretty happy and having a good time," he said.

Borg wanted to thank the sponsors of the show, Central Welding, Auto Paint Specialty in Marysville and the Hot Rod Barber Shop in Marysville, he said.

The show was also sponsored by the Downtown Marysville Merchants Association.


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