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    Sunday is the last day of the fantastic 49th annual Carl Casper Custom Car Show, being held at Louisville’s Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.  The show started on Friday, with the historic unveiling of the 2013 Ford Escape; the latest edition of the best selling Sport Utility Vehicle in America.

    escape red.jpgLouisville’s Mayor Greg Fischer and Third District Congressman John Yarmuth were on hand for the presentation Friday, since the Escape is manufactured here at Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant on Fern Valley Road.  Full production of the new Escape begins next month, with Ford predicting sales in excess of the 254,000 Escapes sold last year.  Almost 4,200 Louisville workers will be involved in the production of the SUV.

    The Carl Casper Custom Car Show—“The greatest combined custom and new car auto show on the planet”—continues at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center for one more day:  Sunday, February 26, Noon to 6 p.m.

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    And there’s still time to see some of your favorites: 

    • The Turtle Man, Ernie Lee Brown, Jr.; famous star of The Animal Planet.  He’ll be performing today from Noon until 3:30 p.m.
    • Michael Muhney, starring as “Adam Newman” on The Young & The Restless,; performing today, from Noon until 5 p.m.
    • Galen Gering, who stars on Days of Our Lives as “Rafe Hernandez;” performing today, from Noon until 4 p.m.
    • Captain America, Yogi Bear, Fred Flintstone, and a host of your favorite characters.

    And, don’t forget, the Low Rider Nationals—cool cars and CCE hydraulics—have scheduled their Finals for today at 2 p.m.


    You won’t want to miss all the Street Rods, Import Tuners, New Cars, Nostalgia Race Cars, and America’s Hottest Motorcycles.  Take a look at the new Nissan Leaf Electric Car, along with Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, the Volkswagen Passat.  And be sure to see the 2012 Motor Trend Truck of the Year:  The Ford F-150 Pickup.

    casper logo.jpgTickets at the door:

    •   Adults $15.00
    •   Children (6-12) $5.00
    •   Children (5 & Under) FREE

    Parking:  Kentucky Exposition Center parking is $8 per vehicle per entry

    ------------'s The Arena section features opinions from active participants in the city's politics. Their viewpoints are not those of (a website is an inanimate object and, as such, has no opinions).  The Arena is read by more people in Louisville than in any other city in America.  Photo credits:  Carl Casper, Tom McAdam, IV.

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    At various times I have been a student, a soldier, a college Political Science teacher, a political campaign treasurer, and legal adviser to Louisville's Police Department and Board of Aldermen. I now practice law and share my political opinions with anyone who will listen.

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