FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. -- If you love classic cars, you had plenty of eye candy you could check out Saturday.
The Third Annual Rev It Up for Wounded Warrior Car Show was held at Fleming Island Presbyterian Church.
Sponsored by the church and the Clay County Cruzers, 40 trophies were given out along with door prizes and raffles. Proceeds benefitted the Wounded Warrior Project.
Among the cars on display was Franklin Wolf's 1968 Mercury Cougar. He's the original owner and bought his baby on March 9, 1968. Total price out the door: $3,242.84.
"We were living down in Melbourne and had decided we were going to buy a Chevy and were on our way to buy a Chevy when we stopped by and talked to the Mercury people and the salesman said: 'what do I have to do to put you in this car,'" said Wolf, who had planned to buy a Camaro.
"We drove it as a family car for 20 years, stored it for 20 years, then when I retired we pulled it out of and restored it." These days Wolf only drives the Cougar to shows and even though it is in pristine condition, as Wolf points out, a restoration is never really finished.
Meanwhile, Chevys ruled on the Southside at the Vette's in the Spring Car Show at the Plaza at St. Johns Town Center. The two shows ran concurrently. The Vette's show was put together by the Jacksonville Corvette Club and Whisky River.
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