KIPPENS — The appealing shapes of Dodge and Plymouth vehicles equipped with Mopar parts have always attracted Bob Janes to them and that's why he continues to buy them and do restorations on some of them.
Janes plans on putting two of his cars in this weekend's Joe MacNeil Antique and Unique Car Show, like the man after whom the show is named, he loves restoring old vehicles.
"My passion is rebuilding them, not driving them," the Kippens collector said in an interview on Monday.
"I don't want to sell them, I just like doing them up, putting it away and moving on to another one."
As a collector of old cars he now has six, and maybe even some others in different stages of repair since he's a little modest talking about them. The 53-year-old began his hobby of restoring cars when he was just 16 years of age.
"I'd rather go to a car show and just look around and talk to people about their vehicles than staying and talking about mine all day," he said.
But on Saturday Janes will likely be standing close to his 1934 white Plymouth Coupe and his black 1968 Dodge Charger that he will be entering in the show.
The Charger has a brand new engine that he vows he will have installed before the weekend.
He bought the Plymouth Coupe that came from Florida already restored.
The model is known as a high boy, with no front fenders.
The Joe MacNeil Antique and Unique Car Show is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in Stephenville where vehicles will be on display and the street closed to traffic for the duration of the event.
If there is inclement weather on Saturday, the show take place Sunday. Due to issues that have come up in the past, no dogs or bicycles will be permitted on the street during the show.
Bob Byrnes, chairman of the event, said 60-70 vehicles are expected to take part, and expected a great time with a live band, featuring Lloyd Swyers and Francie Downey performing on Main Street during the show.