Welcome to the Online Version of the Mattawan Memorial Day Car Show!

Since many vehicles stayed home due to the rain, we decided to bring the show to you! Enjoy our virtual car show featuring all the amazing vehicles that pre-registered for the Mattawan Memorial Day Car Show below. You can also see pictures taken at the show on 5/27/2024 by visiting our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MattawanCarShow/


Ole Woody

1983 Jeep Wagoneer, Ben and Cara Hill of Kalamazoo, MI

About Ole Woody:

This is a wonderful nostalgic vehicle. We have used it in parades, for shows and photo shoots. We have owned it since 2020 and are the 2nd owners besides Nashville Speed Shop where we bought it from.
It is FOR SALE because we are finding that we do not have time for any of these events anymore so we would love for someone else to love this vehicle like we do!

Santa Express

1951 Chevy Pickup, Richard Fenner of Mattawan, Michigan

About Santa Express:

Truck was donated to Santa last year for the children of the world


1963 Chevy Biscayne, Mike of Kalamazoo Michigan

About GLO:

Bought in California about 6 years ago. It has the original 6 cylinder engine with less than 40,000 miles and a manual transmission with three on the tree.


2013 Ford Mustang, Brody Hofstra of Mattawan Michigan

About Elmo:

I purchased it about 1.5 years ago and have sense been building it to be a full drag car it’s currently Pro charged on E85 and makes around 800hp


1962 Land Rover Series 2a, Mike Tully of Mattawan, Michigan

About Blimey:

30+ years of ownership.


1996 chevy corvette, Richard Bartko of texas corners

About Lola:

auction, 5 years,


2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe, Garett Borst of Schoolcraft, MI

Lula Bug

1954 Volkswagen Tough Tub, Clint Fournier of Mattawan Mi

About Lula Bug:

This car was built in the early 70’s by my grandmother’s cousin. With the exception of about a ten year period it has been bought and sold between family members. As best I can tell the body was made by Tough Tub. The chassis is a 1954 Beetle.


1962 Buick LeSabre, Les Coleman of Grand Rapids Mich

About Betty:

Bought it 6 years ago. Birthday gift from my wife

1979 Ford F-150, Riley of Schoolcraft, MI

1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, Kevin Osborne of Kalamazoo, MI

About :

I have had it and been racing it since I was 14.

Watch Car Video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmqmflNdLYo


1973 Dodge Charger, Rick Krogel of Covert, Michigan

About Wired:

The car was originally from Florida up until 12 years ago. The original paint was green, with a 318 under the hood. The car was purchased in 2012 by a gentle man in Rodchester IL. He and his buddy’s worked on the restoration. The car now is painted orange zest, with a 440 magnum under the hood, with TCI transmission and a 355 rear-end. Dual 3″ pipes / Dynomax mufflers & Hedman headers. New motor mounts, Derale performance aluminum dual fan radiator, High performance alternator, MSD Digital spark box,


1954 Chevy S 10, James Lipford of Scotts Mi

About Razor:

1954 pick- truck on a Camaro frame

2006 Ford Mustang, Mike & Cheryl Frommann of Mattawan

About :

Car was purchased new. This was the 2nd model year of this body style. It has not been driven in the winter. The engine is a 4.6L 3 valve 300 horsepower. It has a 5 speed manual transmission.

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2dr Htp, Harry Schuemann of Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009


1968 Chevrolet Biscayne, Robert W Mansfield of Portage

About Bisqwik:

An original 1968 Chevrolet Biscayne – L72. The car is out of Dana Chevrolet in South Gate, CA. 4 piston front disk brakes, “paint code” delete, 4.56 rear-end gears, radio delete, 425HP L72 motor, and F41 heavy duty suspension. I bought it from a person out of New York in 2005.


2018 Volkswagen Beetle, Izzy Mick of Mattawan Mi

About Izzy:

It was my 17th Birthday surprise!!


1965 Ford Mustang, Kurt Karr of paw paw


1963 AMC Rambler Classic, Phil & Martha Ely of Dowagiac

1936 FORD 2 dr.sedan, Jim & Vicky Corwin of Marcellus Mich

About :

Been in the family since around the late 1940s.
My dad got it from my grandfather and used it to plow snow I got it from dad in 1987. I chopped the top 3 in. put in suicide doors, and a 347 with a ford AOD

1965 Ford Mustang, Tiffany Lee of Kalamazoo, MI

About :

Got the car in 2020 for my 40th birthday in memory of my uncle who passed. He had a 1968 mustang that I remember he worked on when I was a young kid. I got it at the Mecum auction in Indy.


1989 Ford Mustang, Jeff of Tekonsha


1953 Ford F100, Nicholas of Wyoming mi

2016 Dodge challenger Hellcat, John of Kalamazoo

2014 Jaguar F-Type V8S, Paul Van Schoyck of Lawton, Michigan

About :

About a year ago a came across a review of the Jaguar F-Type from the YouTube channel savagegeese. The car seemed impressive and also seemed to be a bargain on the used market. In July of 2023 I attended a British car show at Gilmore Car Museum hoping to see an F-Type in person. It couldn’t have gone much better as the local Jaguar dealership had brought one and let me sit in it and rev the engine.

I made up my mind that someday I would own the car, thinking I would need a few years to build up some savings. Amazingly, a mere two weeks later, an F-Type showed up on cars.com that had everything I wanted. It was an older example so it was only about half the price of the other ones I was looking at. The car was a one owner vehicle in near perfect condition with only 13k miles on it. The only catch was it was in Philadelphia. I decided to jump on the opportunity, drove out to Philadelphia with my dad and drove the car back home through the mountains. On top of snagging the car, it ended up being a great trip together.

1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 convertible, Christopher Welborn of Portage

About :

I bought this car in 1993 brand new 1992 Mustang. I have owned for 31 years.


2022 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Altitude, Juan Santos of Mattawan, MI


2018 Dodge Charger, Brad Piper of Gobles

1951 Chevy Truck, Clint Olsen of Mattawan, MI

1967 Chevy El Camino, Gregg Southworth of Mattawan, MI

1968 Dodge Charger, Derrick Hinds of Mattawan, MI

The Wagon

1985 Pontiac 6000, James Essar of Mattawan, Mi

About The Wagon:

1985 Pontiac 6000 station wagon. Saved from the junk yard February of 2023. Swapped in a series 2 3800 supercharged V6. Lowered on custom coil overs.

1966 Ford Fairlane, Pete and Coleen Beeke of Kalamazoo Michigan

1969 Chevy Camaro, Jody Briggs of Kalamazoo, MI

About :

I’ve owned it for 7 years. I bought off a friend who owned it for twenty years.

1930 Ford Model. A, Larry Tutt of Paw Paw. Michigan

About :

All metal car with Lincoln LS1 Motor

Black Betty

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle, Steve and Mike Neuman of Grand Rapids


1984 Jeep CJ Custom, Justin DeWeerd of Dorr, MI

About Tugly:

Building since 2019

Gertrude “Gert”

1967 Chevy Chevelle, Jordan DeWeerd of Dorr, MI

About Gertrude “Gert”:

Bought this year. Looking forward to a fun summer with it.

2002 Chevy Chevy CORVETTE, Dennis Gruizenga of Mattawan, Mi

Crystal Blue Persuasion

1967 Ford Galaxie 500, Rich Miholick of Mattawan

About Crystal Blue Persuasion:

I’ve had Crystal since April of 2020. She has won 3 awards so far, runner up best post war Ford at Vicksburg in 2021, top 5 muscle car at the MACACN show at the Gilmore Car Museum in 2022 and Best Ford at the Oshtemo Car show in 2023.
She is a survivor with original paint and interior. Engine is numbers matching but upgraded to 400 HP by AAA Performance in Kalamazoo.

The Lego Car

1991 Mercury Capri, Joe of Turner

Lucky #13

2010 Dodge Challenger Mopar ’10, Michael of Schultz

1966 Plymouth Barracuda, Patrick Brown of Bloomingdale Michigan

About :

Have had for 5 years

50th Anniversary Edition

2017 Chevrolet Camaro, Jim and Debbie Hinze of Mattawan, MI

2003 Chevrolet Corvette, Jim and Debbie Hinze of Mattawan, MI

1978 Chevrolet Corvette, Jim and Debbie Hinze of Mattawan MI

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle, Lesley Ptacek of Portage, MI

About :

I saved all my money from my high school job and bought my chevelle when I was 17 years old. My dad got it running for my 18th birthday and I still have it 20 years later.

1972 Chevrolet C-10, Steve Ptacek of Portage, MI

1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, Joe Ptacek of Portage, MI


2002 Dodge Dakota, Chris Hammond of Mattawan, Mi

About Leroy:

This Dakota I found in 2022 in south Texas that was a prime candidate for a road race truck. Since I have had this truck I have added viper brakes all around, a viper t56, a Kenne Bell supercharger as too many things to list after that.

Watch Car Video on YouTube: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTLCX7B7R/

1965 Ford Mustang, Bob Justice of Kalamazoo MI.


1927 Ford T-Bucket, Debra Wise of Kalamazoo, MI

Black Betty

1930 Ford Model A Tudor, Debra Wise of Kalamazoo, Michigan


1966 Ford Mustang, Sarah Strawhun of Kalamazoo, Michigan

1959 Chevrolet Apache, Roger of Sheline

About :

Roger (82) has owned the truck over 10 years now.

2014 Nissan GT-R, D. Mark of Mattawan, MI


2024 Toyota Corolla GR, Erik Salter of Paw Paw, Michigan

About MR MOJO:

Purchased NEW 4 months ago.


1980 Chevrolet L-82 Corvette, Lee S. Kienutske of Albion, MI

About CeeCee:

I’ve had “CeeCee” for about 2yrs now. My Father passed away in 2022 & Lovingly left me enough money to acquire my Dream Car…. ❤️

Ole #8

1985 Spartan/Quality Fire Engine, David Ives of Decatur, MI

About Ole #8:

I recently purchased this engine from a fellow firefighter and he had acquired it from auction. This engine was custom built for the City of Battle Creek, MI and served the city until it was retired.

Wild Horse

1994 Ford Mustang, Aidan Ives of Kalamazoo, MI

About Wild Horse:

I purchased the car in February of this year.

Daddy’s money

2012 Ford F-350, Randy ames of Mendon,michigan


2017 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, Chancellor Hatfield of Mattawan, MI

About Escobar:

Had this car for just over a year now. Wanted a (decently) reliable and comfortable daily driver that I could still have some fun with.


2019 Ford Roush Stage 3 Mustang, Dan Farah of Dorr, MI

About SLO1:

1 of 8 2019 Roush factory built Stage 3 SC Mustangs in race red. Owed for 3 years. Intercooler chiller, long tube headers, suspension work DYNO tune to 700 HP to the wheels.

1933 Ford Laid Back Vicky, Ryan Downs of Lawton MI

1986 Chevy Suburban, David of Schoolcraft

About :

Florida truck, mostly original patina

Big Block

1972 Chevy Nova, Todd Woods of Kalamazoo

About Big Block:

Owner for 40 years, purchased in high school.
598 cu in Steve Morris built big block chevy, 4l80e transmission, Dana 60 rear axle, Detroit Speed front clip with Detroit Speed Engineering Quadralink rear suspension


2011 Chevy Camaro, Sherrie Woods of Kalamazoo

About HERS:

2011 SS/RS S2. Original owner. One of eight Feature Woodward Dream Cruise cars of 2012 in GM’s The BLOCK publication. Lingenfelter LS3 engine upgrades, including LS9 supercharger, BMR suspension and busing kits, TruTrac differential, 300M axles, Hotchkis chassis brace. Custom painted graphics by Ken Racine.

1992 Eagle Talon, Amos Walker of Lawrence, Michigan


1993 Nissan Skyline, Connor Moss of Kalamazoo MI

About R32Connor:

Long story


2021 Chevrolet Corvette, Greg & Lee Koning of Lawton

About MIDV8C8:

Purchased new in ’21 and took delivery at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green (where they build Corvette’s, America’s Only Sportscar). This particular Color (Red Mist Tintcoat) and stripping make it one of one in ’21 (26,216 total production in 2021). This is a hard top convertible (operable up/down up to 30 mph), has a 6.2Liter V8 producing 495 horsepower. The dual clutch transmission allows a 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 194 mph.

2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium, James & Holli Butler of Battle Creek MI

1970 Dodge Dart, Brandon & Dana Pedersen of Mendon MI

1974 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, Rick and Maureen Ives of Kalamazoo

About :

Purchased 3 years ago in Pheonix, AZ. It’s been a work in progress since.


1963 Chevy Impala, Wallace Baker of Kalamazoo

About Impala:

I have had the car for over 25 years and I have went through everything on it from body/paint under carriage suspension Rayn Pozzi painting undercarriage big block motor 496 2800 stall 10 inch 704 exhaust Dakot Digital Dash everything. there is no other way this color made in the United States as of right now

2018 Chevy Camaro zl1, Jason Klooster of Kalamazoo, Michigan


2006 Pontiac GTO, Troy Burkle of Mattawan, Michigan


The 2006 GTO is an under appreciated performance car. 6.0 liter V8 makes 400hp and 400lb ft of torque. A comfortable touring car that is simple and fun to drive.

1989 BMW 325i, Joe Groholske of MI

About :

Purchased in October 2022, hidden in a barn as a one owner car, ordered and bought at Ziegler BMW in Kalamazoo in 1988. Period correct modifications done, as well as suspension enhancements. Car was in a non running or driving state when I found it, now it’s able to drive wherever whenever as my weekend toy.


2016 Toyota 4Runner, Ken Schneider of Kalamazoo, MI

Little Blue Truck

2024 Ford F-350, Ken Schneider of Kalamazoo, MI

About Little Blue Truck:

Special ordered July of 2023, Build 2/12/2024, and delivered to the dealer Hart Ford in Roscommon Michigan, 04/05/2024. Total wait time of 9 months.

6.7 High Output Power Stroke Diesel
Crew Cab, Platinum, Long Bed
Anti-Matter Blue exterior



2010 Audi A4 Avant, Andrew Cushman of Kalamazoo MI

About :

Got it 2020 bone stock, engine blew up and rebuilt the engine. Boosted it and gave it a APR stage 4+ tune and got the wheels powder coated (used to be silver). Car was on air ride when we got it and have kept it since. Has only seen 2 winters, was originally from down south and is rust free.

1933 Ford Hot Rod, Phil Weber of Paw Paw Michigan

About :

This hot rod is a fiberglass body styled after a 1933 Ford. It was made by a company in Lawton that was famous for making those but is now out of business. They’re very well known for good quality. The engine is a 454 Chevy.

1967 Chevrolet Camaro, Brian and Marilyne Johnson of Oshtemo Michigan


1962 Chevy 1/2 Ton Pickup, Jim & Connie Barker of Kalamazoo, MI

About Bama:

Truck originally sold new in Alabama as a 6 cyl 3 speed on the column farm vehicle. I bought truck in 1992 and it has been on the road restored since 1995.
1972 Rear Bumper
1976 350 cid Engine
1982 700-R4 Automatic Transmission
1992 Steering Wheel and Bench Seat

Star Wagon

1998 Mitsubishi Delica, Colin Howe of Kalamazoo, MI

About Star Wagon:

Bought it last August in order to be the “coolest dad for the ski team”. Got it from an importer in Maryland, it is 100% street legal with a Michigan title and insurance! It lived its whole in Japan until now. Gets a solid 20 MPG in city driving.

1973 Ford Mustang, Troy Sokolowski of Mi

The Best SS

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS, William Smola of Schoolcraft Michigan

About The Best SS:

I purchased this car in Youngstown Ohio. I have had it for about two months, I’m still waiting for my custom plates to come in the mail! I’m happy to show this car off at this Car Show due to its scarcity!

2019 Ford Mustang GT, Corey & Jeffrey Steinke of Mattawan, Mi

Agitator 2

1941 Willys Jeep CJ2A, Angela Van Poppel of Kalamazoo, MI

2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS, Roy Chambers of Bloomingdale MI

About :

2017 Camaro SS Convertible
Triple Black 50th Anniversary edition

Killer Bee

2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, Paul Stokes of Berrien Springs, MI

About Killer Bee:

I found my Scat Pack this past January over in Minnesota. She was optioned exactly how I had wanted and was far too good of a deal to pass up. I completed the entire deal by phone/email and had her shipped to me here in Michigan.

2008 Mustang GT Deluxe, Joe of Mattawan, MI

About :

33,000 miles
5 speed
Kept all original


2023 Dodge Challenger RT Scat Pack Widebody, Matt n Angie Hall of Kalamazoo,Michigan

About Mattmobile:

Purchased this March 2nd.

Pink Panther

2020 Dodge Challenger, Phillip Lee Thompson of Kalamazoo

About Pink Panther:

I’ve owned it for 1 year, bought it from seelye ford in kalamazoo


2017 Lexus RC 200t FSport, Kyle of Portage, MI

About Kuzu:

I’ve had the car for about 2 years now and plan to add more modifications to make it truly mine mine

SC Vette

1997 Chevrolet Corvette, Andre and Jess DeLisle of Kalamazoo, MI

About SC Vette:

I purchased this car in 2021 from my cousin, who owned it for 17 years, and did extensive work to it, including adding all of the power mods, and other major additions to it (ProCharger, cold air intake, water injection, Borla exhaust, Z06 seats and instrument cluster, among others.) I’ve since added the “Sleepy eye” headlights, and am working on a new radiator in the near future.

Black ice

1981 Chevrolet Malibu classic, Wyatt Gibson of Mattawan Michigan

About Black ice:

I’ve only had it for two weeks my uncle gave it to me to drive it. He’s had it since he was 16

1966 Ford Mustang, Polderman Family of Mattawan, MI


1923 Ford Model T, Sam Armstrong of Kalamazoo

About Gerty:

101 Year old 1923 Model T Ford. 2 forward gears, one reverse. Top speed about 45 mph. Over 15,000,000 Model T Fords were made.

Big Bird

2000 Chevy Corvette, Scott Strawhun of Kalamazoo, MI


1970 Volkswagen Manx Dune Buggy, Justin Norr of Mattawan MI

2008 Chevy Colorado, Andrew Chamberlin of Kalamazoo Michigan

About :

This is my first vehicle and I got it in 2023! It’s been a year and I have done a lot of modifications to make it the way that I like it! I have more to do still but this is a great truck!

Inspector Clouseau

1929 Mercedes Gazelle, Phillip Lee Thompson of Kalamazoo

About Inspector Clouseau:

Barn find not running since 2008, 1 year

Mary’s Car

1966 Chevy Corvette Coupe, Richard C Shaffer of Bridgman

Shelby Cobra

1967 A/C Cobra, Raul Garcia of Portage MI

About Shelby Cobra:

Only owned about a month. Picked it up from Saulte ste Marie. It was scary trailering over the bridge!

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