Chrome Cruisers Car Show

The 8th annual Chrome Cruisers Car Show drew over 100 classic cars to Shell Rock. (Bethany Carson photo.)

SHELL ROCK— “We had these cars as kids and wrecked them as them as teenagers,” said Perry Robinson. “Now we restore them. It reminds us of our childhood.”

Robinson’s Chevy Bel Air was just one of over 100 classic cars to converge at Shell Rock for the Chrome Cruisers Car Show on June 11.

The show is in its eight year, and brought cars in from most of the surrounding counties, and towns including Decorah, Dunkerton and Geneva, as well as out-of-state.

“We have over 100 [cars] right now, and they’re still coming. We’ve had 125 or 130. We put on a nice car show,” said Mark Schellhase, Vice President of the Chrome Cruisers club. “We grew up with old cars, and it gets in your blood. It’s a hobby and a challenge to keep the old cars going and in good shape.”

Read more in the June 15 edition of the Star.