Colby Cheese Days Festival Hosts First-Ever Auto Show


COLBY, Wis. (WSAW) – The 56th annual Colby Cheese Days festival is back, but this year is different. The event hosted the first ever Colby Cheese Days Car Show.

“It’s the home of Colby cheese and there’s free cheese everywhere,” said Colby Cheese Days organizer Dan Hederer.

Colby Cheese Days is a weekend-long event with live music, carnival rides and food trucks.

“It’s just a small town that comes together every year. It attracts people from everywhere,” Hederer said.

This year included a car show to add more entertainment.

“This is our first annual motor show, so we are delighted to be here. We have 97 cars so far,” said Cindi Suezittlow, the auto show organizer.

Dozens of cars lined the streets of downtown Colby where guests could see them up close.

“We have from the early 1920s up to a corvette that’s only 2 weeks old, so we have a great presentation of everything here,” Suezittlow said.

John Willman owns a 1988 Chevrolet Corvette C4. Willman presented his car at the auto show.

“It’s fun to be here and they had a terrific turnout today,” Willman said.

Willman said his car was in the modified class due to the upgraded engine.

“Well, it’s a 383 stroker with a supercharger. So that’s massive power for a car of this size and weight,” Willman said.

The car show is a way for car connoisseurs to show off their great rides.

“I think it’s just to see the talent that’s here, the local talent and the knowledge that’s behind these cars. That’s a lot to celebrate and appreciate,” Suezittlow said.

The Colby Cheese Days car show is also a way to bring the community together.

“So to be a part of that with the car culture, it goes hand in hand. It’s just a lot of fun and it gets a lot more people and fun,” Suezittlow said.

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