Good crowds turned out in Gillett at Zippel Park for a weekend full of great food, great entertainment and of course great cars.
The city’s annual Fourth of July celebration attracted car enthusiasts like Jessica who was displaying her 1978 Trans Am in Gillett for the first time this year.
“My dad and I rebuilt this together,” she said. “Our father-daughter time was always rebuilding cars. This is what we came up with and we decided to bring it out here this year, it’s our first year.”
Those interested in checking out the unique vehicles may have gotten a glimpse into their future car, like the 1990 pro-stock Ford Mustang that Sarah Thuermer had for sale.
“It’s got the blue thunder on the engine there on the hood. It’s got the carriage for eight seconds. It also has a wheelie bar and a parachute. It can run at 9.40 seconds, but you can adjust the timing if you want to to be quicker.”
Cars were not the only attraction in Gillett. There was also a truck and tractor pull, horse pull, the Fourth of July Parade with Marshals Cliff and Mary Gerbers, and of course a fireworks show at dusk to cap off the celebration.