Cavalcade of Customs allows car enthusiasts to share their passions with community

Katelyn Waltemyer
Jackson Newspapers
Mike Corns, 67, poses with his 1934 Ford. He said he loves all cars, "If it has wheels and runs, I like it."

Ripley's Cavalcade of Customs brought many people downtown Saturday as the streets were filled with antique cars, trucks and tractors. 

Some participants, like Curtis Atkinson, drove down from Ravenswood to take part in the car show. Atkinson owns a light blue 1950 Chevrolet pickup truck. He said when he got the truck in 1992, he put a Buick's frame on the truck so it would have coil springs, and after that, he put a Corvette engine in it. 

"I made it work," Atkinson said. 

Mike Corns, 67, drove his 1934 Ford in the Cavalcade. He said he's loved cars since he was a kid and has worked on them his whole life. 

"If it has wheels and runs, I like it," Corns said. "I like them all." 

— Katelyn Waltemyer (she/her) is the General Assignment and Enterprise Reporter for Jackson Newspapers in Jackson County, West Virginia. Have a news tip on local government or education? Or a good feature? You can reach Katelyn at Follow her on Twitter @Kate_Waltemyer.