Art City Auto Body Hosting Annual Car Show

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Do you like cars? How about rare cars? How about rare cars that have been restored to their original look? How about rare cars that have a whole new look? Well, if you answered yes to one of the above questions – or, if any of the questions piqued your interest, you may very well want to stop by Art City Auto Body in Springville on June 10 for the annual Car Show.

The Car Show is part of Springville Art City Days festivities, and according to Art City Auto Body owner Daniel Arce, it is a tradition that you won’t want to miss. 

“The event has been going on for about 20 years now, and it’s a pretty well known show,” he said. “Because we’ve been doing it so long and we get a good amount of really nice cars. Anywhere from vintage cars to old school hot rods, Japanese imports, off-road vehicles, trucks, motorcycles – pretty much a huge variety of cars. A lot of car shows are dedicated to certain types of cars, but not this one. I think what people like about our show is that it’s a pretty broad spectrum of different types of vehicles.”

Not only will Arce be showcasing other people’s cars at the show, but several of his own, which goes to show that he and his crew are pretty much all in. 

“I’ll be having an old 2001 Dodge Viper there, a 2023 Toyota Sequoia that’s going to be kind of like an off-road lifted vehicle. We have some mini trucks from Japan, a Honda, and then of course we’re going to have the big giant fish,” he said.

Now, if you’re not aware of the “big, giant fish” that Arce is talking about, you will really need to head down to the car show just for that reason. But according to Arce, even if you can’t stop by, it really is hard to miss. 

“The fish is our float that is parked in front of our shop right now and it’s hard to miss,” he said. “It’s the size of maybe two buses.”

And while most come to the show to see the cars, those who are there to show off their cars, come for the chance to win one of the event’s most coveted awards.

“The main attraction is just having people there to admire the cars, but we do also have trophies that we make out of old car parts,” Arce said. “We put together trophies that are made out of some chain or sprockets and gears and spark plugs and we’ll make robots out of them. We make the ‘Best of show’ trophy and ‘Best off road.’ Our trophies are so fun that people want to come to our show just to get one of them.”

Along with the car show, there will be a live band and food from Smokin Bones BBQ. This year, there will be many other fun activities and raffles. There will also be a painter who will be painting automotive scenery while people watch.

“We have a lot of good raffle prizes and a bunch of swag. It’s a really good time for people to come and enjoy the day,” he said.

The event will take place on June 10 at 587 S. Main Street in Springville. The event is free, and those bringing cars to show, will have to register before 9 a.m.

Arianne Brown
Arianne Brown
Arianne Brown is a mom of nine who writes columns for many local and national publications. She currently resides in Payson, and enjoys looking for good happenings in her area and sharing them for others to read about. For more of her stories, search "A Mother's Write" on Facebook.

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