September 18, 2023 at 11:10 a.m.

Car show fills parking lot

By Mary Glindinning 

Tim Pittz of Mineral Point wanted a GTO ever since the first time he rode in one. 

On Saturday, the 1970 Pontiac GTO that he “built from the ground up” won Best of Show at the Mineral Point Car Show. 

“I’m really shocked to win this,” said Pittz, who owns the car with his wife Cindy. “I never left a bolt unturned on it.” 

The car show filled the parking lot at Soldiers Memorial Park with 140 vehicles. 

“I think it’s probably the largest that we have had,” said Lois Federman of Mineral Point, who helps plan the event. “There are a lot of cars from out of state and a very good local showing.” 

The Federmans work on the car show is out of “a family passion for cars and giving back to the community,” Lois Federman said. 

“This show was unbelievable,” said judge Adam Federman. “I had to crawl all over a few cars for this (best of show) award.” 

 Proceeds are used toward Mineral Point High School trade school scholarships and school equipment donations. This year, $850 was used to buy a new metal chop saw for the ag shop and to award a $500 scholarship.