By Ron Steward If you’re a car enthusiast, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Mainstreet Memories Car Show, taking place the last Saturday...
Author - Ronald Steward
Ron Steward is the President of Mainstreet Memories Car Show, Inc. His background in car shows includes Lead for the Port Huron High School Car Show (1999-2001), Lead Judge for the Keith Peterson Memorial Car Show (2007-2014) and helping judge or providing support at other shows throughout the years. With a Business Degree from SC4, he is employed by Eissman Automotive LLC as Maintenance Manager. Married for thirty-six years to his wife Donna, they have two children and one grandchild. They own two collector cars, a 1968 Chevelle SS 396, and a 2013 Camaro RS/SS. Growing up during the muscle car era, he got interested in cars at a young age. His uncle Bill was a true car guy with a collection of cars. The one that struck him the most was a beautiful Blue 1938 5-window Chevy Coupe. After this, he was bit by the bug and his interest grew. In 1999, he began helping Port Huron High School out with their show and quickly became the Head of the Committee. It grew over the next couple years. He left after the 2001 show. Helping to judge at various local shows throughout the next few years, in 2006 he was asked by Jim Vaness to help judge the Fort Gratiot Car Show. After a couple years, he became the Lead Judge and worked diligently to help market and grow the show until 2014. In early 2015, Kristi Hazard from Mainstreet Port Huron began a discussion on reviving the downtown Port Huron car show. Kristi recruited local car enthusiasts to come on board and Ron was one of six people brought together. In 2017, it was decided to formally incorporate the group into Mainstreet Memories Car Show, Inc. and he was elected President. In 2018, the Board obtained a 501(c)3 non-profit tax status.
He is a supporter of the Downtown area and wants to see it revive and flourish once again. He believes it’s currently on the right track and with everyone’s support, it will grow!