Just as COVID was changing plans for events across the country last year, it also meant that the 2020 Great Falls Custom Car Show was canceled.

Michael Storrusten, who has been coordinating the show for nine years, told the Sun Times that he is seeing a big response as the 2021 show prepares to launch this weekend.

“Larger than 2019, for participating displayers and vendors as well,” he said.

Storrusten said that there will be some minor COVID restrictions, but those will be addressed by the show and the employees of Montana Expo Park.

There will be 25 trophies awarded at the show, split among cars, trucks, race-performance, boats, motorcycles, customs, original, muscle car and popular. Everyone that comes out to the show is able to cast their votes.

“It’s a great show for everyone, including families. And, being indoors, makes it super for some of the people with displays as well as the vendors. It’s a relaxing atmosphere and we try to create a very clean and fun show with a large new variety of impressive builds and restorations.

It really is about all the great people and all of their creations. These builders give up a weekend to share their art with the public,” said Storrusten.

The show opens at Montana Expo Park Four Seasons Arena on Friday, April 2 at 5 pm. On Saturday, the fun gets underway at 10 am. The show closes at 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, the show will run from 10 am until 5pm.

Admission is $5, with kids under 12 getting in for free.