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Auto Show returns to Northern Lights

ALPENA, Mich. — The annual Northern Lights Auto Show is back, and we got a look at one very interesting car.

Saturday marked the seventh Annual Indoor Auto Show at the Northern Lights Arena.

Classic car and oldsmobile owners across the region came in to show off their vehicles and chat with other enthusiasts.

The show had to be postponed last year to prevent the spread of COVID–19.

Arena manager Jeremy Winterstein said it’s good to be back.

“Everybody’s really excited to see it back. Our numbers this year are slightly reduced from what we had [in 2019]. But we want to continue to do it, and enjoy the fact that we’re doing a non-isolated thing and have the community in here.”

One of the day’s most unique cars was a hybrid restoration – the body of a 1962 Impala fitted on a 1990s truck frame and engine.

The owner, Howard Spigelmeyre, said the project took three years, and that his love of cars runs in the family.

“I have my son, who works with me, and my great-grandson. And I have a body shop at my home, so it’s a family affair. I even have my daughter help me once in a while.”

Those who missed out on Saturday’s event still have plenty of opportunities to see classic cars this summer, including the downtown “Cars and Coffee” meetups, and the “Big Boy’s” cruise–in