End O The Road Car Show returns to Copper Harbor
COPPER HARBOR — The 16th annual End O The Road Car will occur this Saturday, July 20, in Copper Harbor, said John Cima, one of the show’s organizers.
The annual event is organized by a group of six or eight car enthusiasts calling themselves the Keweenaw Cruisers, and they handle the show aspect of the event. Keweenaw Random Acts of Community Kindness handles the food and beverage sales.
“They call themselves K-RACK,” Cima said.
Approximately 120 vehicles are expected to attend the event, said Cima, which begins at approximately 1 p.m.
“We’re leaving Campioni Tru Value in Calumet at Noon on Saturday,” he said. “We will cruise up to Phoenix, hang a left, head up the lakeshore, to Copper Harbor, and the show starts when they get there at one o clock.”
The event literally requires the length of Copper Harbor’s main street, said Cima.
“We close U.S. 41 from the Minnetonka resort (at the intersection of U.S. 41 and M-26), all the way to Zik’s bar,” he said. “We park the cars along U.S. 41, put the band shell in Mariner North’s parking lot, and sell food and beer in the park. We’ve been getting quite a crowd up there for it.”
Calumet-based band, Reign, will perform in the band shell in the Mariner North parking lot on Gratiot Street from 2- 6 p.m., when the award ceremony will take place. Food and drinks will be available throughout the event, said Cima.
The procedes from the event go to help fund K-RACK, Cima said.
K-RACK’s mission is to provide relief for the poor, the distressed and underprivileged in the community. It is a recently-formed non-profit organization, the goal of which is to provide relief to the poor, the distressed and the underprivileged in the community, its mission statement reads
Its main concern is helping out the community members in need. While it may be assisting with an utility bill, medical expense or help around the house, K-RACK wants to help wherever possible.