3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL
ESTERO — Members of the area vintage car clubs had a gathering on Saturday March 2nd for a good, and historical cause of the South Lee County community.
It was the 3rd annual Vintage Car show being held at Koreshan Park. The park is a state park which is also home to the remaining facilities of The Koreshan Unity. In 1894 Cyrus Reed Teed and his followers came to the Estero community to establish their faith of Koreshanity. The belief centered on the concept that the universe existed within a giant sphere.
The encampment was to be the home of a New Jerusalem, the faith however faded after the death of its founder in 1908. In 1961 the last remaining members deeded the land to the state.
Park Manager III Robert Charles stated that the car show started two years ago, as a drive by members of the Friends Of Koreshan community support group; as a fund raiser with monies going toward the upkeep of the buildings at the park.
Ralph Pykstra is a vintage car enthusiast and member of the Friendws of Koreshan group, he and other club members thought it would be a great idea for the park, and has been growing since its inception.
The threat of rainy weather kept some presents away; however hundreds attended and enjoyed the cool day of cars and history at Koreshan Park.