About Molto Bella Car Show
After 18 illustrious years, The Glenmoor Gathering has sadly reached its culmination. While that event will never be duplicated or replaced, we wanted to offer a great car event for September. As a result, Frank Todaro and David Nelson decided to create an event – Molta Bella Car Show – in support of the Kidney Foundation of Summit County, due to the recent loss of Frank’s father, Camillo ‘Mel’ Todaro due to kidney cancer.
Mel Todaro opened Todaro’s Party Center in 1976. It was the first banquet center in the city of Akron. As a first generation Sicilian born from Italian immigrants, he learned the meaning of poverty. Consequently, Mel quickly became known for his gracious benevolence. He routinely made donations to several local charities such as: IBH, Jerry’s Kids, The Haven of Rest & local families. He loved to bring people together with great Italian cuisine and prided himself on having the best available. “Molta Bella Car Show” will proudly feature some of the great cars and great cuisine that Mel enjoyed so much.
David Nelson has been friends with the Todaro family for over 30 years and became very close to Mel in his final years. David and Frank have shared affinity for collecting & car shows going back 20 years from attending Stan Hywett’s Father’s Day Car Show. They made a pledge to Mel while he was sick to organize a show in his honor, and have called on their vast car networks of friends to produce a sterling car show in memory of Mel and in support of the Kidney Foundation of Summit County. This is that show & these are great cars. Mel Todaro was a mountain of a man whose gentle spirit, contagious laughter, and love of life will live on through each of us eternally.
Mel – Thanks for all the laughter & all the memories!