A chilly, blustery wind didn't stop car enthusiasts from stopping by the Northeastern Saloon and Grille in Cloquet for the inaugural Memorial Day classic car show.
About 35 vintage cars from the Northern Cruisers Car Club were set up at starting time Monday, May 27, with more appearing as other events in the area ended.
According to Northeastern owner Bert Whittington, his past shows have hosted up to 150 classic vehicles. He's planning another show July 4.
The oldest vehicle at the show was a 1914 Model T Ford, owned by Esko resident Greg Scholz. He said the car was one of the first off of the assembly line and has been handed down in his family through the generations. Crowds were fascinated as Scholz demonstrated how to use the crank handle on the front of the car before using the key to start the engine.(see video on our website)
Michael Sundeen of Superior had his 1959 Edsel Ranger on display. He said it had poor-quality work done on it before he bought it, as well as rust, so he's planning on purchasing another and using this car as parts. While the cars were only built for three years and were considered a dud, Sundeen likes them.
"These were a real joke in the '60s," Sundeen said. "People hated the big grill on them, but I don't think they were any worse than Studebakers or anything else."