If you are a regular visitor to Bumpers, Bikes and Bands you will know that on the third Sunday of July, Starkweather becomes home to a variety of beautiful vintage cars, a few bikes, a smattering of vendors and some rocking music. Usually our event is fairly well attended but certainly flies under the radar compared to other car shows.
This year we plugged the event a little more online, we had a few more vendors than usual, a couple of great bands, and I think crucially A LOT of rain in the run up to our event, resulting in the biggest BBB we have seen in a long time – if not ever! The weather was perfect and wow, did the car and bike owners show up! And so did the visitors, it was so great to see our little part of the world filled with neighbors, friends, newcomers, families and pooches.
Thanks to everyone involved with bringing this event together – Latricia Horstman, Mark Oppat and all the OVA volunteers, the Masons Plymouth Rock Lodge, our neighbors on Starkweather, Spring and Liberty, DJ Del, The Classics, Mob Opera, our judges who had the impossible task of deciding winners, all the businesses that donated to our silent auction, our incredible vendor row – Throttle Gals magazine, Plymouth Cycle and Speed, LunasVintage Designs, Loaded Chamber Clothing, Mary’s Bike Stuff, Cabin Fever Creations, Usborne Books, Be The Light, Indian Warrior, Factory Rat, Revamped Threads, The Henna Leaf, Jerry’s Lemonade and more! Evan from Plymouth Cycle and Speed generously covered the entry of all the bikes so we had a fantastic show of bikes this year! Bonnie from Eats and Sweets for arranging the awesome BBQ truck from Hallboy, Livonia Trophy who made the gorgeous trophy plaques, the neighbors who came to the rescue with electricity for the bands, the 50/50 raffle ticket sellers from PCEP Thespians Troupe #354, the City of Plymouth for diving in when the power went out on us (thank you Chris and Aaron), Martin, Glenn, Judy and JC for organizing the cars and collecting funds. Lastly thank you everyone who came out, spent some money and supported our town!
It really does take a village! Here are some great shots of the day for you to enjoy
The next event Old Village will be hosting will be a fun spooky Halloween Block Party, Sunday October 24th – if you have ideas or would like to help make this event another success – the next OVA meeting is August 11th at 6.30pm at the Plymouth Rock Lodge on Farmer and Amelia – or email firstname.lastname@example.org