CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – After 35 years, an old relic from Idora Park has been restored.
Students from Mahoning County Career and Technical Center have spent months renovating the Hooterville Highway car. Tuesday, the finished product was unveiled.
The slick blue paint job matches the car as it was back in its glory days — when many in the Valley rode it around the track.
“I’ve never worked on something this old or antique, so it was a really good experience,” said MCCTC student Jacob Wood.
Jim and Toni Amey own the Idora Park Experience in Canfield and were on hand to see the finished product. It is another piece to add to their collection.
“Our mission that we’ve taken upon ourselves is just try and save whatever we can from Idora Park, put it in one location and then share it with the public,” said Amey.
You can see the Hooterville Highway car in Canfield’s Independence Day Parade on July 4.
It will also be in the Idora Park Experience Museum, which will open the weekend of July 5, 6 and 7, from noon to 5 p.m. each day.