The EJK Classic Car Show is Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Xavier High School.
Last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show was postponed from May to the end of June. More than 60 classic vehicles showed up, evoking days gone by. From hood ornaments to thick whitewalls to plenty of chrome, the cars and trucks are always a sight to remember. One car had a sign on it: “Sniff, but don’t scratch.” Another had a license plate, "OUR TOY."
Proceeds from the event go to the Eric J. Kalber Scholarship Fund. Kalber was a 2004 Xavier graduate who died in a car accident in 2005.
One of the classic vehicles on display last year was a 2002 Jeep Wrangler owned by Steve Johnson ’78, uncle of Eric Kalber. Eric took his driving test in the Jeep.
For the second year in a row Joseph Pepitone ’21 is the Classic Car Club president and a driving force behind the show. Just like classic car owners pay attention to detail in keeping their vehicles in top shape, Pepitone pays attention to the details of pulling off the show. He says he’s had a love of cars since he was a child.
There will be some food and music this year as well as the usual trophies. So make your way to Randolph Road in Middletown for a few hours of fun. The rain date is Sunday, May 2 from 10-2.