Car Show Draws Community to Nuclear Plant

​Hot rods and vintage vehicles as far as the eye can see from the top of the Davis-Besse Administration Building.

October 10, 2018

The second annual Davis-Besse Car Show and Community event was bigger and better than the original. Several thousand community members visited the plant for a day of fun on Saturday, Sept. 29.

More than 275 custom and vintage vehicles were on display, with visitors invited to help select their favorites. This year’s event included a special military tribute, a petting zoo, horse drawn wagon rides, community displays, energy education, and activities from numerous plant departments including Chemistry,

Radiation Protection, Site Protection and Training.

Guests even had an opportunity to experience what it feels like to be a plant operator in the Control Room training simulator. Food, music, an obstacle course, fire trucks, and a visit from the Life Flight helicopter all made for an exciting day.

Proceeds from the event benefited Pathways Inclusion Center. More than $5,200 was raised for the resource center for children with special needs.

A sampling of the “heavy metal” on display last weekend at Davis-Besse’s Car Show and Community Day event.

Business Services Manager Bill Hayes makes sure guests get parked in the right spot for Community Day.

Mad scientist Mike Brasile, Chemistry manager, mixes up some fun by creating some elephant toothpaste for the kids.