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Creativity rules over size for Plain City car show trophy design.

Car show participants love trophies. It’s not uncommon to see a proud car owner driving off from a local car show with a trophy too big to fit in any car but a convertible.

    But the Plain City Classic Car Show and Cruise-In organizers don’t think bigger is necessarily better. They are more interested in the one-of-a-kind concept. That’s why they were happy to have local metal artist, Petar Brown, and Plain City resident Steve English create a unique trophy for the Aug. 4 event for the second year in a row.

    English’s background is in fabrication and he was involved with open-wheel Indy cars for 20 years. Brown is a BMW technician and a student at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Together, English and Brown have designed and built a special handmade trophy for the Best of Show award. While all 27 of the trophies will be special to the car owners, this is one that cannot be duplicated.

    The pair also will be two of the four judges for the car show, so they will have a hand in who receives their coveted trophy.

    Other attractions at the Aug. 4 show will be food and merchandise vendors and deejays Rex and T.C. Cars from Bob Chapman Ford Mercury, the show’s sponsor, will be on display. Proceeds will benefit the Uptown Plain City Organization to facilitate continued preservation and revitalization of uptown Plain City.

    The fifth annual show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at Lovejoy’s Market on U.S. Route 42 just south of Plain City. Registration is at the Edward Jones office from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free to spectators. The show will go on rain or shine. Parking for non-participants will be at Plain City Druggist and Western Credit Union.

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