Coopersville, Michigan is the home town of Charles Westover, who in the 1950’s changed his name to Del Shannon and became one of the pioneer artists of early Rock & Roll. He had many Top 40 Hits in the 50’s and 60’s including, “Little Town Flirt”, “Hat’s off to Larry”, “Handy-Man” and his most famous hit: “Run-Away”. When he toured in England, one the opening acts of his show was a new band just getting started, called The Beatles.
On Saturday, August 11th, our town hosts The Del Shannon Memorial Car Show. Hundreds of classic and vintage automobiles, trucks and motorcycles line the streets of our historic, central business district for one of the major yearly car shows of Michigan.
A two-car shuttle train will run from 10:30 am until 3:30 pm to take visitors from one side of the show grounds to the other. Stops will be made at East Street at the train tracks, the station in downtown and at the west end of the car show, Port City Racing on Main Street. Purchase tickets at the station or aboard the shuttle. Cost is just $4.00 for the wristband which allows the wearer to ride all day.