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    Are you a car enthusiast? Do you know someone who is? Water by the Bridge (WBB) is an annual modified car show in Louisville, KY that began nine years ago at Grossman Tuning. This year, Water by the Bridge is presented by Grossman Tuning and Eurotrash Apparel, a small local online business. The event will be on Saturday, March 28, from 11a.m.-5p.m. at the Waterfront by Joe’s Crab Shack.

    I spoke to Dinah Volante, who is the manager at Grossman Tuning, the owner/ founder of Eurotrash, and the event manager of WBB, to learn more about Water by the Bridge. Volante announced that 650 cars have registered for this event and will be unveiling all the hard work they had put in to gear up for the car season. Volante explained that the Waterfront had requested them to not use the Great Lawn, if possible, so they have had to limit the cars to only Europeans. However, she said that other cars, such as Japanese Imports, can park in the lot across the street; they would be considered as spectators this year. There are cars coming from all over the region: Midwest, South, East, and even Northeast. Not only will cars be traveling long miles to get here, but also, vendors from places, such as Florida, New York, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. There are 21 vendors coming this year; Eurotrash will also be a vendor. Volante mentioned that about 2,000 visitors come each year, so they are anticipating similar numbers for 2015 as well.

    There will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy here: raffle tickets, prizes, food vendors, a lobster truck, a DJ, cornhole, and games. One company is selling raffles for air suspensions, and all of the proceeds will go to a charity for cancer. Another attraction of WBB is the dyno that anyone at the event can pay a small fee to try; the dyno measures the power of a car’s output. Volant stated that this isn’t your typical car show. She emphasized how interactive WBB is: seeing your own work (for the registered cars), seeing the work by your friends/ acquaintances, reconnecting with old friends, and connecting with new friends.

    Volante explained that a great part of this event is bringing close and far friends together, forming a tight-knit community, and celebrating the beginning of the car season with great weather. Furthermore, she reiterated that WBB is a “good chance to see cars altogether in one place, a good opportunity to see something new,” including local vendors, and a good way to kick off the start of spring/ summer events at the Waterfront. Water by the Bridge is a chance to get introduced to cars and to the people behind them, and it is just 7 days away. Follow WBB's Facebook page for more updates.

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    I studied Art at UofL and now physical therapy at Bellarmine University. I love art, sports, and good food. I'm always looking for something new to try and new concepts to photograph!

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