For the Love of Wheels

By on June 2, 2017
At the Street Machines of Rochester's Outdoor Auto Show

At the Street Machines of Rochester's Outdoor Auto Show

Street Machines of Rochester 43rd Annual Outdoor Auto Show

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Richard Windhauser is the secretary/treasurer of the Street Machines of Rochester Car Club located in the Town of Greece. Street Machines of Rochester is a social club with over 130 members that has been in existence since 1974 and made up of members who have a true passion for cars. Windhauser is one of the original members of the Car Club. He has been chairman of the Annual Outdoor Auto Show for every one of the past 42 years and again for this year. “I keep trying to give up the job, somehow I always end up doing it. I do get a lot of satisfaction the day of the show when I see all the people enjoying the cars and the car owners sharing the history and experience of their cars,” Richard says.

The Street Machines of Rochester’s 43rd Annual Outdoor Auto Show will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 9AM to 4PM at Badgerow Park 1120 Latta Road, Greece. The show features over 500 vehicles of all types including Antiques, Classics. Motorcycles, Street Machines, Customs, Street Rods, Race Cars, Sport Compacts and Stock to Modified cars and trucks. Thousands of spectators attend the show each year enjoying the cars and trucks, show vendors, food and drink, raffles, door prizes and entertainment. At 4PM there are over 100 Favorite and Special Awards given out to participants in the auto show. To register a vehicle in the show go to www.streetmachinesofrochester.com. Cost of registration before June 1st is $10, Day of the Show is $20. Spectator admission to the show is $3.00, spectator parking is free.

The evening before the Auto Show on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 4-8PM Street Machines of Rochester hosts their Free “Badgerow Super Cruise” on the grounds of the auto show in Badgerow Park. This is a “preview” evening leading up to the big Auto Show on Sunday. Admission to the Super Cruise is free and all are invited to experience rides, great food and drinks and live music by Rockhouse Riot from 4-7:30PM.

A portion of the proceeds from the Cruise-In and the Sunday Auto Show will go to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester.

Windhauser says,”All that it takes for a spectator to enjoy the Auto Show experience is an interest in and appreciation for vehicles. There is a lot of stories and information exchanged between the car owners and the auto show spectators. Car people are a special breed of people. They have lots of pride in their cars, they love to talk about them and share them with everyone. There is a real passion for cars and the whole experience of owning a show car.”

Windhauser owns two show cars, a ’64 Dodge that was his first car, and the car that he drove to school everyday when he attended Greece Arcadia High School. And he owns a 2006 Chevy SSR, a vehicle that he says “was only made for 4 years by Chevy.”

Street Machines of Rochester is a not-for-profit organization that supports many groups and services in the Greece community including the Volunteer Ambulance, Parks and Recreation, and The Breast Cancer Coalition. They are an active group sponsoring monthly events throughout the year for their members. They meet on the first Sunday of the Month, their next monthly meeting is on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 2PM at North Greece Fireman’s Field. Meetings are open to the public and anyone with an interest in cars is invited to attend. For more information on Street Machines of Rochester visit www.streetmachinesofrochester.com.

Provided Photos

Windhauser's first car a '64 Dodge. The car he drove to school everyday when he attended Greece Arcadia High School.

Windhauser’s first car a ’64 Dodge. The car he drove to school everyday when he attended Greece Arcadia High School.

Richard Windhauser's Chevy SSR. Made by Chevy for only four years, the top is removable transforming the vehicle into a convertible.

Richard Windhauser’s Chevy SSR. Made by Chevy for only four years, the top is removable transforming the vehicle into a convertible.