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Vintage cars shine in spotlight at annual Four Rivers showcase

Michael Johnson adjusts a wire on the battery for his 1969 Chevy pickup at a car show at Four Rivers Cultural Center Saturday. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – Listen to Don Wilson and you hear a passion for cars. 

He talks of hot rods with engines donned in chrome. Memories of thunder runs on hard asphalt echo in his words. 

Saturday at the Four Rivers Cultural Center Car Show, Wilson, who organized the event, nodded toward the 33 restored classic cars and smiled.

“This keeps me young,” he said.

His own pride, a white 1936 Chevrolet coupe, stood near the big picture window inside the center.

“I got it on the road in 2000,” said Wilson.

Wilson said he put a new engine in the car – a 350 Chevrolet – and a . . .