ROY -- Carrying a spray bottle and a blue cloth, Don Leatherow worked his way around the classic Chevrolet Camaro. He sprayed and polished, then did it again and again. He paused and leaned back every now and then, inspecting the shine of the flawless black paint that scattered sunbeams in angular directions.
Lined in rows around the Camaro were dozens of other classic cars, and for Leatherow, this was the highlight of Saturday, which capped the annual weeklong Roy Days festival.
The car show was a chance for him to admire others' classic rides and to show off what has been his passion for nearly his whole life, since he was just a boy with a knack for taking things apart and putting them back together.
"The first car I got, I was 11 or 12," he said.
"My dad said I could get one if I could find one for $10 or less, so I found a '41 Buick that didn't run. I've loved cars ever since."
Of course, the car show wasn't the only thing happening Saturday. On the docket for the day was a bevy of events, including a fishing derby, basketball and volleyball tournaments, the annual Roy Days parade and a firework show at dusk.
For Sam Trejo, who played drums in the morning's parade with the Roy High School marching band, the parade was the best part of the day.
"It was fun hearing everyone cheer for us," said Trejo, who had been in the parade three times before. "It's always a great experience."
It was the second time Nicole Jory had attended Roy Days. She sat in the shade and watched her young son, Gabriel Baker, scale a rock-climbing wall.
After he had reached the top and rappelled back down, he bounded over, a proud grin washing over his face.
"This is his favorite part," Jory said. "He always makes us do this first."
Jory, who also had a daughter perform in the parade with the marching band, explained Roy Days is an event her family will look forward to in the coming years.
"I love Roy Days," she said. "I think it's great for the city, just the community spirit. Families get together and have a good time."
In addition to the carnival rides and entertainment, there was also money to be made. Vendors, selling everything from Asian food to caricature drawings, lined up in rows as throngs of people wandered through the makeshift shops.
Richard Ottensen, who was selling porcelain dolls, marionettes and jewelry, among other items, said he and his wife, Sandy, go every year to various city festivals around Northern Utah.
"We enjoy it, or we would have quit a long time ago," Ottensen said with a chuckle before selling a marionette to a young girl. "We enjoy talking to people."