A luau in October? Why not?
To celebrate the grand opening of their muscle-car showroom, the Speed Shop in Selbyville will host a luau-themed ribbon-cutting party on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“If you are into classic cars, modifieds, hotrods, or just love the nostalgia that arises from seeing and hearing these car engines roar, then come and party with us,” Speed Shop representatives announced. “We like to have fun and promise a day of good food, laughter and new friendships.”
Speed Shop buys, sells, trades and restores custom cars.
“It’s been around for a while, but we just opened up a showroom,” said Fernando Guajardo, employee and event organizer. Owner Craig Mullins “has been restoring vehicles for people for quite some time now, but we never displayed the work. Now we’re getting into the business of buying, selling, restoring muscle cars. We want to be the hub of this on Delmarva.”
Guests are being encouraged to bring their own classic or muscle cars to display. There is plenty of parking and no additional cost for car owners to participate.
“I’m crazy about a black Chevelle that Craig did. The interior’s red. … It’s just a beautiful piece of artwork,” Guajardo said.
With warm weather expected, people can dress in their tropical clothes once more before autumn settles in. Guests can check out classic cars owned by their neighbors, or catch a rare sight of cars just passing through Delmarva Peninsula for the weekend.
Admission to the event is free for anyone already registered in the 20th Annual Endless Summer Cruisin’ weekend in Ocean City, Md. Regular admission costs $10, which includes roast pork sandwiches, a side and specialty drink. The pork itself will be slow-cooked on a turnstile over charcoal, which makes it crispy, but falling off the bone, Guajardo noted.
Kids get in free, and can enjoy burgers and hotdogs. Sodas and water will be available for $1. Admission also includes plenty of free food for everyone, including candy apples, cotton candy, ice cream, popcorn and other party favors.
For entertainment, a D.J. will keep things moving with music and games, and there will be a bounce house, obstacle course and kids’ car judging, as well as a 50/50, raffle and door prizes. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Delaware.
“It’s all about being able to come together as a community and, really, this is something the community can be very proud of. They have their own muscle-car gurus in Southern Delaware. … We have beaches, we have chicken and we have muscle cars,” Guajardo joked.
The Speed Shop is located on southbound Route 113, at 37050 Dupont Boulevard, Selbyville.