Car show rolls through Civic Center

by Brandon Richards bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC-TV) – Decent weather may be the reason three thousand people attended the 19th Midnight Fantasies Lake Front Tour car show on Saturday.

With more than 500 cars, the two day event is every car enthusiast's dream.

From old cars that have become classics to new cars which have become more like mobile movie theaters with televisions embedded into the doors, seats and trunks, there was something for everyone.

Lake Charles resident Leslie Blanchard was showing off his wife's 1967 Camero. Blanchard has been part of every Lake Front Tour since it began. Blanchard said three years of work went into getting his wife's car ready to show off.

"I drive it once or twice a week," said Blanchard. "Take it to shows, take it to nursing homes so the elderly can see [it]."

Cars and trucks weren't the only vehicles on display.

A group of motorcyclists were also showing off their rides.

Dwayne Thomas and Carlos Honore have entered their bikes into several car shows over the last few years and it's proved to be quite successful, each having won several awards.

Each year they say they look forward to the Lake Front Tour.

The car show will open again at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 11th at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The event will close at 4 p.m.

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