KAYSVILLE - There’s no better way to say goodbye to summer than with classic cars and free ice cream.
The perfect opportunity for both is at Kaysville’s free Cold Cones and Cool Cars event, set for Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heritage Park. This will be the event’s first year at the park, and the new location will give in the chance to be twice the size that it was last year.
“It will be twice as big as it was last year,” said Ed Smith, chairman for the event. “We want everyone to be safe and have a good time.”
Last year’s Cold Cones and Cool Cars event, the final one held next to Kaysville City Hall, had 101 cars participate. Smith said that the park has room for 200, and he expects all the slots to fill up.
“It’s a bigger show, by a lot,” he said.
The featured club for this year is the Northern Utah Mustang Owners Association, to honor the 50th anniversary of the Mustang. In addition to featuring the group, Smith is also planning on going the extra mile to recognize the milestone.
“The mayor will open the show, and he’ll proclaim Aug. 30 as Mustang Day,” he said.
There will also be a Rat Rod Run from noon until 2 p.m., where car owners drive to businesses throughout the city and try to collect the best hand of business cards. There will be prizes for the winner, as well as for various awards chosen by different Kaysville City Departments.
“It’s our way of saying thank you to them for spending the time and money to show us their cars,” said Smith.
As another thank you, he doesn’t charge any of the participating cars a registration fee.
“It seems ridiculous to me to say ‘Well, that’s a really neat car, but it’s going to cost you to come and show it,’” he said.
Though cars are the focus of the event, they’re not the only thing for residents to enjoy. Shane Martin, an Elvis impersonator who took part in last year’s event, will perform a concert.
“He’s excellent,” said Smith. “He puts on a really neat show.”
This year Martin will also be bringing his band, The Midnight Special, to the event.
“They like to be interactive, and they take requests,” said Smith. “If they can play a song someone gives them, they will.”
And, as always, there will be free ice cream, available this year from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until supplies run out. Though the ice cream is now provided by the city, the treats were originally a gift from resident Gordon Christensen.
“That’s how the event got its name,” said Smith.
Heritage Park is located at 250 Fairfield Road in Kaysville. The gates open at 9 a.m.