KAYSVILLE -- Seven years ago, the owners of special cars started a show that was combined with Cold Cones, and a shared tradition began. Now Cold Cones and Cool Cars is a downtown event held each September.
But Ed Smith, who heads up the car-show segment, said the event has grown so much, it needs to move to accommodate the number of cars involved.
The cars are displayed in Pepperbellys' parking lot and across the street in the grass near the library.
"We wanted Kaysville's own car show, so those of us who are car nuts can show old cars," Smith said.
But he added that the cars don't have to be old to be in the show -- just cool. One example of cool is a new black Viper a dad and his son asked to show when they came to the event one year.
"Many businesses donate prizes, and it's a free show. We don't charge," Smith recently told the city council. "It is a fun show for our community, and they get a free ice cream cone."
Smith said the Pepperbellys location can be used for one more year, and then the show will move the music to the grass near the library.
"The most cars we have had is 72, but we can accommodate 80 on the grassy areas," Smith said.
In a couple of years, the event will move to 100 East near Kaysville Elementary School, where the parking lot at Autumn Glow Senior Activity Center also can be used.
Smith said that area will have room to show 150 cars.
The long-range goal is to have the show move to the new Heritage Park, where as many as 300 cars can be accommodated.
"Most car shows show on the grass," said Vance Garfield, city parks and recreation director. "We are good with it. We just have to control the water on the lawns."
Smith wants the show to grow gradually so it remains manageable.
"We don't want to jump from small to gigantic -- that's why we phased the show. The key to success is a manageable rate."