Pat Leture of Orono has participated in the event each year.
"We've been to a lot of car shows, and I think Bangor is one of the better ones. The waterfront is just an ideal location," explained Leture. "We always bring our 1957 Chevy Bel Air and our 1933 Chevy Street Rod."
The competition among the Tri-Fives, Mustangs, Tuners and other classics is tough. And the judging is even tougher.
"It's not the other car people judging the cars," said Leture. "It's a selection of judges with a specialty in trucks or judges who have a specialty in motorcycles or foreign cars."
Because more and more car enthusiasts are participating in the event, the show organizers have added Railroad Street to the show.
"Not the grass but the actual hot top. Some of the antique cars were having a hard time in the grass," said Tripp.
Participants and spectators will also get the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Ford Fusion Energi Hybrid at this year's show.
"We've teamed up with Darling's to offer test rides all day in the Fusion Energi," said Tripp. "I've never had a chance to drive one so I'm really excited to try it myself."
The Wheels on the Waterfront car show will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7. Registration is $15 for participants the day of the event, spectators are free.
"I hope it continues to grow and grow and get a lot of different cars," said Leture.
For more information, log on to www.visitorbangorme.com.