By Mark Kanz
It’s been said the only difference between men and boys is the cost and size of their toys. Leroy Simonar of Simonar’s Sports in Luxemburg is dusting off one of his toys to share with the community at next Sunday’s Kewaunee County Fair Parade. Simonar will help the Fair celebrate its 100th anniversary with his 100-year old 1917 Ford Model A.
Simonar no longer drives the 1917 car, but family members will drive it in the parade dressed as people would have looked going to the fair 100 years ago. One unusual aspect of the car is that it has an electric start, according to Simonar. He stumbled upon it while delivering an ATV to a customer in Northern Door County in the 1990s. It’s one of a handful of vintage vehicles his family is preserving. The Kewaunee County Fair parade starts at 11:30 next Sunday, July 23 in downtown Luxemburg.