By Tim Kowols
Ephraim was the setting for classic cars on Saturday as dozens participated in the hill climb event. Sent out one at a time, the cars tackled the hilly course while letting owners take their vehicles for one last spin before the weather turns. Gary White drove his replica 1925 Mercedes SSK from Fremont, Ind. to Ephraim as one of the 30 car events he does every year. A first timer to the Ephraim Hill Climb, White liked the laid back atmosphere of the event and taking his car out on the course.
Bela Ballo from Green Bay was driving through Door County for his birthday with his wife Frances in their 1965 Mercedes when he saw the collection of classic cars near Highway 42. Ballo scored his spot in the exclusive event by luck of a cancellation.
In its third year, the event concludes Sunday with cars parked along Eagle Harbor as a part of the Concours d’ Elegance.