Old Timer's Day revving up this weekend

This weekend, antique cars and trucks will be stealing the show at Selbyville’s 53rd Annual Old Timer’s Day. The free event, open to the public, will offer food, crafts and vendors throughout downtown Selbyville on Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Coastal Point • File photo: This 1915 Ford Model T was at last year’s Old Timer’s Day.Coastal Point • File photo
This 1915 Ford Model T was at last year’s Old Timer’s Day.

Entertainment for all ages will be on hand as the musical talent of Cathy Gorman will once again fill the town. This year, a guest DJ will also be bringing some tunes for the annual affair. Door prizes and 50/50 raffles will be offered, and children can enjoy fire-truck and pony rides, a moon bounce, a magic show and much more. T-shirts are also available at the Town Hall and at the event for $15.

Event coordinator of the Car and Truck Show, Robert Reed (not Richard Reed, as previously reported), has been dedicating hundreds of hours since February to ensure that it all goes off without a hitch. Earlier this week, 116 vehicles, including emergency and police vehicles and tractors, had been registered for the show, an increase from last year.

“It’s wonderful,” said town clerk and event co-coordinator Debbie McCabe. “We’re over what we had last year for pre-registered vehicles, and that number will increase the day of the event.”

In the past, the number of vehicles in the show has doubled that of pre-registered automobiles, with the majority of entrants showing up on Old Timer’s Day itself.

“It’s been great turnout the last years,” McCabe added, “and, weather permitting, it’ll be another good one. Robert’s done a great job and worked very hard for this. He’s really the one that keeps me going, and without his dedication, none of this would be possible.”

Registration for the Car and Truck Show is free, and applications are now being accepted at the Selbyville Town Hall and will continue on Old Timer’s Day, from 9 a.m. until noon. Judging of the automobiles will take place from noon until 2 p.m. with an award ceremony at 3 p.m. in front of the Town Hall. The top 30 automobiles will be awarded plaques, and a mayor’s choice award includes a $100 cash prize.

“It’s really a great tradition,” said McCabe.

While classic automobiles and vendors prepare to line the streets, Selbyville businesses, such as the Next Step Learning Center, will be opening their doors and taking advantage of the increased foot traffic. Old Timer’s Day is this Saturday, June 20, in downtown Selbyville from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.