Classic Instruments had great success at their 20th annual NSRA Appreciation Day open house last weekend on Saturday August 1st. Overcoming the current need to have the event 100% outdoors, the team welcomed more than 100 cars from all over the area, and further, and had successful participation in the added Fund-Police Poker Run. The poker run was setup in an effort to keep people spread out while still enjoying the thrill of the drive and festivities of the event; it proved to work out perfectly especially for winner Tom Fahoome. The highest hand, his winning hand, received a 700R4 Automatic Transmission and convertor, generously donated by poker run sponsor Bolwer Performance Transmissions. As the winner, he also took home a 6-gauge set of Classic Instruments.
The poker run was kicked off with police escort, lead by Assistant Police Chief Dan Mercer, to the first card stop at Boyne Mountain Resort. There participants were greeted with coffee and danishes generously provided by Boyne Mountain Resort and it was on to the next four stops to complete the run. The group got to enjoy the scenic route through Walloon Lake Village, 7 Hills of Walloon, visit Brown Motors of Petoskey and the beautiful Village of Bay Harbor. They then traveled along Lake Michigan to Charlevoix to visit the pier followed by a trip through East Jordan down the south arm of Lake Charlevoix and ended back at Classic Instruments to determine the winner.
Once back at Classic Instruments, there was live entertainment from the band Full Circle, pizza for lunch from BC Pizza, and tons of raffle and silent auction prizes won. All raffle items were generously donated by many industry friends and local businesses. Awards were also given out for cars on display including the Jack McLeod Memorial Award, the Modern Rodding Award, the Classic Truck Performance Award, and the Classic Instruments’ Team Pick Award. After expenses, the event raised over $8,500 for the Boyne City Police Department. They plan to use these funds for safety equipment and training so they can continue to serve the people of Boyne City and the surrounding areas.
The Classic Instruments team extends a much deserved thank you to all those who donated to the event and to all participants and spectators for another successful year!