Car show, entertainment highlight Selbyville Old Timer’s Day

SELBYVILLE – On a balmy June day, Selbyville rolled out the red carpet for residents and visitors for the 61st edition of Old Timer’s Day.

Church Street for several hours on Saturday became the prime viewing spot for classic vehicles in the event’s traditional car show, that featured classic cars, trucks, tractors and emergency vehicles from 1988 and older.

Hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and the town of Selbyville and presented by Bunting & Murray Construction Corporation, Old Timer’s Day 2018 featured food, crafts, children’s activities and live music performed by popular Delmarva band, The Glass Onion.

Among the attractions were Archery Wars, provided by Anchors Aweigh Entertainment, and Cascading Carlos, an entertaining juggler who just happens have a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Cascading Carlos – a.k.a. Carlos Mir of Delmar, De. – last November became the Guinness world record holder for the highest diabolo throw.  Diabolo is a popular juggling prop also known as a Chinese yo-yo.

His feat of 78.5 feet was achieved in July of 2015 outside the Holiday Inn on 66th Street in Ocean City, MD. It broke Guinness’s old diabolo mark of 65 feet.

“I did it on July 9 of 2015. But it took 2 ½ years to get it certified because I didn’t pay for it. If you pay $650 you get it done in a month,” said Mr. Mir.

The word “diabolo” is a Greek word for cross throw. “So, when you toss it you create a cross with your body,” said Mr. Mir. “The word is Greek, but it was a Frenchman who did it. It was patented in 1905. He was a Frenchman. The Chinese yo-yo was already patented.

“I am all about the history of juggling. So, every prop, I have a historical link,” said Mr. Mir.

Cascading Carlos’ website is:

News Editor Glenn Rolfe can be reached at

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.