Fairport Harbor fundraiser to feature custom bikes, cars

A new fundraiser is coming to town and it’s running on all eight cylinders.

The inaugural Harbor Hogs and Hot Rods event is planned for Aug. 19 at Fairport Memorial Park, 301 Third St. in Fairport Harbor Village. It promises to offer a little something for everyone, especially those who enjoy all custom rides, from cruisers and rat rods to Harleys, Hemis and Hudsons.

A news release about it bills the event as “a custom car and motorcycle show for all makes, models and years, and is coming to the cozy little beach town of Fairport Harbor.”

Event coordinator Kathie Pohl said Dave Rego, who owns Rego’s Brickhouse Pizza in Fairport Harbor, conceived of the idea because he wanted to give back to the community.


“It was an event Dave Rego wanted to put on to bring more people into the village,” Pohl said in an Aug. 11 phone interview. “But he also wanted to do it as a nonprofit to benefit Christ Child Society of the Western Reserve.”

She added that Fairport Harbor Village’s youth also will benefit through the Fairport Schools’ athletic boosters’ hot dog sales and the band boosters’ meatball-on-a-stick stand.

Rego was immediately unavailable by phone for comment Aug. 11. But Pohl said he’s a motorcycle enthusiast, himself. And what goes better with motorcycles than hot rods?

“It’s a showcase for some cool two-wheel and four-wheel rides,” Pohl said.

There are cash prizes available for folks who register their vehicles. The cost is $10 each prior to Aug. 19 and $15 the day of the event.

“Nonstop entertainment includes the WIXY 1260 Band and karaoke with Julie Slattery,” the event’s flier reads. “The kids will be thrilled to get their faces painted by Janie Walland. Other fun activities include Meatball Eating and Watermelon Eating Contests!”

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 19.

According to the news release, cars and bikes will arrive between 8…

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