Beth and I made the trip to Norton' Ks on the 11th. When we got there after a struggle with ignition problems it was late the night before the show. We stopped at Mark Griffins house and thought the wolfs were attacking, turns out was just a bunch of crazy people getting the blood out of their alcohol streams! Damn ignition that could of been us! After having a few with them we tried to meet up with Vonleonrod's but was to late by then. Next time we will see them before we go to Griff's. The morning of the show we made our way to the Courthouse and got our spots then headed to the Hill for breakfast. Jake did his best to get a Wet T-shirt contest started but Beth P was to fast for him, would been more of a wet shorts contest, That's why we can't have nice things Jake! We got back to the show and it was starting to fill up with cars, bikes and tractors. The final number was around 80 total. A good number of locals showed to checkout all the cars and for the times it was a good turnout. The skunk was there to surprise a few people and upset one Wiener Dog! The weather was little humid but not real bad. Was good to see everyone again and can't wait for things to get back to normal! After the show we went to the local bar just a block west of the show and cooled down and had a beer. It has a nice little bar ran by a young couple, they have a wide variety of burgers. If your in Norton I suggest checking it out! We had to skip the Board meeting this year but hope to make it next time. Thank you Norton Chamber we had a good time! Hope to see you at Oakley, Ks August 1st. P.S. Beth from Sydney I,m about 180 miles from you! Inside joke!
As most of you know this picture is of Bonnie Morgan from Eads, Colo. Bonnie passed April 3rd at her home after a long battle with cancer. She along with her husband Ricky could be seen laughing and enjoying themselves at car shows and cruise ins all over Eastern Colo, Western Kans. and the Panhandle of Oklahoma. You will be missed and will live in our hearts. Everyone keep Ricky in your prayers in this tough time as he will need you in the coming days and months.
Cheyenne Wells Car Club
Tri County Cruisers Car Show
Norton Car Show
Beth and I along with Ron and Lonna Cook met up in Eads and went to see Ricky tonight. He was there along with his family and was happy to see us. He's grateful for the prayers and the good thoughts being sent his way. The picture above is of his daughter on his right and his son and daughter in law on his left. We had a nice visit and laughed about some past times, Lonna brought up a story about a fart machine at Charlie's in Leoti on the way to Scott. Not to sure who would have a machine like that but bet he is a horsesass! Most likely he has a lot of fun at most shows!
Aug. 1st Ricky Morgan along with Dennis Pelton and myself made our way to Oakley for their annual car show. We met up with Jake, Chuck and Dee at Annie Oakley Park. We got the cars cleaned up and everything setup then sat down and visited about everything that went on Fri night. They said there was live music and a parade of the cars up and down main street. At some point and time they also had a burnout competition, I heard them talking about a black Ford with a 428. Turns out its one of the cars pictured below. The had several games that a person could be part of threw out the day, later they had a poker run. The Cruisers put a pretty good amount of cash in the pot and that gets a lot of the car owners to go on the run. The winning hand was 4 Aces, maybe they better go to Vegas with luck like that. They also had a blow up car, it lasted quite a while before blowing up. I didn't hear what the official time was but it was around 5 minutes or so. It was good to see everyone, with this Covid crap going on so its been a while since I've seen some if them. Was several cars from Scott City and several from the North West Kan Cruisers. There was at least 7 HAs there also. When that many HAs are in one place it can make property values go down, luckily they go back up when we leave. There sure was a lot of really nice cars there this year and like some shows ones you just wonder if they made a trip to Colorado. When it came time for lunch Chuck had one thing and only one thing on him mind. He kept talking about Cow Balls, there must be some special cows out there but I'm not someone that ever argues! The skunk was out and making friends but had a new handler as Dennis Pelton wanted to exercise him. Mr. Stinky ran all over making new friends and scaring some people a little! The awards went off on time because the radar looked pretty safe but right after they finished a cloud popped up. We stopped at Caseys Store and by the time we finished in the store it started raining. By the time we got back to our cars it hit really hard, luckily it ended just west of Oakley. I heard a report of hail in Oakley and around there also. Hopefully know one got their pride and joys damaged on their way home. I hope to see you at Scott City the weekend of the 15th. If your worried about Covid remember you can wear a mask and social distance. Remember its up to you to protect yourself if your at risk.