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Thousands come out for Cruisin on Main car show

By Jordan Moore, KTVM Reporter, jmoore@ktvm.com
Published On: Aug 18 2013 05:56:11 PM MDT
Updated On: Aug 18 2013 05:58:01 PM MDT
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

In downtown Bozeman on Sunday it was time for people to rev their engines for the 2013 Cruisin on Main car show.

We are told over 270 cars registered this year and there were more than 5,000 spectators. NBC Montana headed to the car show to bring you the details on the event.

Within minutes of being at the show we came across Ed Wheeler and his brother. They have been showing off this old fashioned milk truck for three years.

"I worked on it for about six years to get it where it is now. I was always looking for something to restore that was the same one my father had," said Wheeler.

We hopped inside so Wheeler could show us how it works.

" This is the clutch halfway down. The rest of the way is the brake," said Wheeler.

Wheeler drove a truck similar to the one at the show when he was a teenager working for his father.

"We used to have ice cream freezers in the truck, and I am loading some ice cream in the freezer here," said Wheeler.

He tells me he loves when people see it and it instantly brings back memories.

Further up the street we ran into Elizabeth Scholl. She is the treasurer of the Montana Street Rod Association. She has been coming to this car show for five years now. We asked what keeps her coming back year after year.

"It is really about community building, about getting together as a community and everyone enjoying each others company," said Scholl.

Back at the milk truck, Ed Wheeler finally came clean with a memory. He tells me when he was 14 years old he was driving a brand new one when, "I rolled one of those things over," said Wheeler.

Whether people came from near or far to see these cars, there is one thing they all have in common, and that is a story.