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Rain changes Rims on the River date, not all cars able to stay

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WILMINGTON, NC - (WECT) - Due to the rain over the weekend, the annual Rims on the River car show was moved from Saturday to Sunday. Because of the change, organizers estimated as many as 200 cars weren't able to stick around for the show and had to go home.

Even though all the cars may not have been there, hundreds of supporters still were. People came for all sorts of reasons, many said they liked looking at cars from the past.

"It just brings back old times," said Bob Ponder. "I had a few back in the day."

Mark White was there to display his restored '69 Chevelle. He says it's taken him a lot of blood, sweat and tears to fix up the old car, but it's well worth it in the end. He's been waiting several decades to own another Chevelle.

The Hampstead resident says when he was 19, he and his dad restored a '68 Chevelle. However, after driving it for 6 months, White says he crashed it into a telephone pole.

"It's like a new baby, it was a newborn baby that we built, created, and like losing a family member," said White.

That's why he says, it means a lot, to finally own it again.

"I'll never sell it," said White.

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