POINT PLEASANT—The sixth annual Point Pleasant River Museum Car and Bike Show will entertain locals and visitors alike this weekend.
On Saturday, the car and bike show will begin at noon, across from Tu-Endie-Wei State Park on 28 Main St. in Point Pleasant. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and there is a $10 entry fee.
Ruth Fout, the museum’s administrative assistant, has been involved in coordinating the event every year and said this yearly benefit for the museum works to bring the community together.
“It draws the community together, ” she said. “Even if a person doesn’t have a car in the show, people come from far and near to view the cars because they always like to walk around and look at the different cars.”
Trophies for first, second and third place will be awarded to the winning cars and bikes in the categories of: 1985 and newer (cars,) 1984 and older (cars,) and motorcycles. First- and second-place trophies will be awarded to the motorized bike category. A “People’s Choice” and a “Best of Show” trophy will also be awarded.
Fout said the show usually lasts until about 4 p.m., with the trophies being presented to the winning cars and bikes at approximately 3 p.m.
Additionally, the show will feature various door prizes and tickets that attendees can buy for a 50/50 drawing.
“The River Museum is always known for having great door prizes,” Fout said.
Captain’s Creamery will be open to sell food, ice cream and milkshakes for the show attendees. Fout said the proceeds from the ice cream will go to the museum and Lifeline Apostolic Church’s food pantry — Kitchen of Blessing.
Fout said the museum staff is expecting at least 50 cars and bikes to participate in the show this year.
“It depends a lot on the weather. If it rains or if there’s rain in the forecast, usually people don’t like to bring their cars out in the rain. That has a lot to do with how many cars show up,” she said. “We’re expecting at least 50, and a lot of times there’s more than that.”
The River Museum is a non-profit organization supported by endowments, gifts, memberships and admission. The museum holds at least one benefit event or more each month.