HULL – While summer is the time for surfing, sunburning, beach readings and car shows in Hull, an organizer is trying to bring the liveliness of the warm season to the cold days of winter.
Hull Rotary and organizer Craig Wolfe will be hosting a “snow show” for anyone with winter vehicles to show off their rides starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday February 27.
“I had this crazy idea, I think it happened during the pandemic, when we were told we couldn’t do the car show over the summer,” Wolfe said. “I thought, why not do it in the middle of winter. It festered in my mind and I thought, ‘What is it, let’s do a snowplow show.’ “
Wolfe said it should be an especially enjoyable time for kids who like to see heavy equipment, like snowplows, up close.
“Kids can blow horns and sound big truck horns,” Wolfe said.
While the car show trophies are for the best cars, the snow show trophies will be for the biggest, baddest and “the beast”, with categories for jeeps, snowplows, heavy equipment, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles.
“There’s nothing going on in the winter, so it’s a good focal point and I thought it would be the coldest day of the year,” Wolfe said.
The show will take place in the Hull Redevelopment Authority parking lot, where Hull Shore Drive splits into Nantasket Avenue along the beach.
Vehicle registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the event will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is $20 with proceeds going to Hull Life Saving Museum events for veterans. Spectators will also be asked for donations.
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All plows, jeeps, snowmobiles and heavy equipment will start their engines for a loud roar at noon and a blessing of the fleet will be performed at 12:30 p.m.
Wolfe said he hopes it will snow on Sunday because he would like to have a snowblower contest to see who can throw the snow the farthest.
To keep people warm and to roast marshmallows and hot dogs, there will be fires in 55-gallon drums and hot chocolate will be available.
“The idea is to give everyone something to do,” Wolfe said.
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