We went to the Lake Scott Rod Run. We met up at Arnolds on the way, along the way we stopped in Leoti at Charlies for Diner and a laugh or two. Not sure the place will ever be the same as someone snuck a noise machine in and put it under somebodys chair. Well lets just say it was a tear filled moment at times. It was a sign of things to come. When we got setup at the park Saturday morning events were set into motion. Some fake dog poop made its way around a very quiet persons car along with a remote control skunk, couple cars that kept leaking on people and the same machine that made its way in to Charlies. A lot of people fell victim to the merry pranksters but they laughed, screamed, jumped and yes said few bad words (a certain person knows who I mean). I kept Watching and the cars and pickups kept coming in, by the time they stopped the final number was 159. Wow for a year when most shows numbers were down they should be happy. The must be treating everyone very good because there was a lot of cars I have never seen and a lot of old friends and there very impressive cars. The new club president did a great job making sure everybody was enjoying themselves and had plenty of nice gifts for the car owners. I want congratulate Phil and the rest of the Lake Scott Car Club on a great show and thank Kenny Snow for the job he did as club President. They will have to work hard to keep getting bigger but I bet they will. The last business to take care of is the crowning of the latest Horsesass, Ron Cook of Lamar was recognized for his many talents and made the latest member. So when you see him next be sure to mention to him that he is truly a HORSESASS.
On June 18th we went to Dighton, KS for their car show. They had to change the date because of issues with trying to schedule it on the usual weekend. They competed with several different shows but did a great job with the new date. The show wasn't as big as they hoped but the way they treated the car owners and now with the new date I'm sure it will grow once again. The weather turned out great as there was some worry that it was going to be really hot. You couldn't of asked for better hosts, Mark von Leonrod took anyone that was interested over to his shop to check out his collection of cars and rare parts, plus the rest of the crew did everything to make sure we all had a good time. I want thank the von Leonod's for the pictures and chance to write about this show. I hope to see a lot more cars next year as you will be hard pressed to find a friendlier group of people. Below are a few pictures from the show.
They had their Dam Car Show the afternoon of the fifth at Good Life Marina in Trenton Nebr. Beth and I along with Jay and Amy Sharp and Ed and Sandy Spainhower made the trip and met up with Rat Rod Randy and his wife Shirley. We where joined by Byran and Janette Dickey and Dennis Pelton and his girlfreind. They had 100 cars this year, down from around 130 last year but that didn't stop us from having a great time. We had so much fun I forgot to take any pictures. The show started off slow but by 4 in the afternoon it picked up and was packed with locals and people that went to the lake for the weekend. We had a few pranks to play on the people and that might of led to the lack of pictures. Between the remote control skunk and fart machine plus another prank that I won't say what it was laughter wasn't in short supply. Randy had a special gift for people also that kept everyone on their toes. Not sure who came up with the idea but a fake turd made its way into one of the porta potty stalls, was fun till we checked after someone used it and they threw it in with the rest (I hope that was what they did). Like I said laughter wasn't in short supply, in fact we maybe had to much fun. If Jay and Randy want to sing at your next gathering by all means say no. Mark and Sheila showed up and joined in the fun, If you get chance ask him about the drive up at Subway. I don't think they will be stopping there again. Sorry about the lack of pictures I will work harder at that. Hope to see everyone in the coming weeks, if not at a show this weekend then hopefully Scott City on the 20th-21st.
`48 Car Owners came to the Wallace County Cruisers Show Sat. They braved a couple weather scares but luck kept the storms away. Kenny Poe from Sharon Springs was the big winner as he was the clubs choice for best of show. Congratulations from the CW Car Club for his award, was well deserved. There was a lot of nice cars, Bryan and Edna Bowlen had their very nice custom 70 Cuda there and Carleton Pelton had his new 62 Impala there also. I have a few pictures below but not many. Hope to see everyone at the Cheyenne County Cruisers show in St. Francis on the 13th&14th.
2015-2016 Scholarship Winners are Malaki Ziegler and Courtney Park $500 each for the 2015. Malaki will be receiving another Scholarship for 2016 from CW Car Club. Thank you for supporting the Tumbleweed Festival Car show. We will be choosing another Scholarship in the next few days, hope to have the winners name on before long.
Went to Wray to the River City Cruisers Show July 30th. They had around 55 cars and bikes total. The quality was amazing a person would be hard pressed to find another show with that many quality cars. The weather was good and in the afternoon a lot of towns people made their way to the park to check them out. The Horsesasses was well represented as Scott, Roger and myself made the trip.
The Lamar Rod Run was a huge success with 85 cars and 32 motorcycles. There was some awesome cars including a sweet little wrecker from Denver. He has a small luggage trailer that pulls with his wife makeup case being the story from him but I don't think it's true. The blow up car continued the trend as it took around 50 minutes to die. Seems like blow up cars just won't die in Lamar. The people of Lamar turned out in huge numbers to look at all the cars which was nice. By far was the most people at any show I have seen this year. Congratulations to Ron & Lona Cook for all the support you get for a great show. Below just a few pictures from the show.
Lamar Days Rod Run kicked of Friday Night at Sonic Drive Inn. Their was 115 cars and motorcycles in all for the No Booze Cruise to benefit the Lamar Fire Dept. Was great to see so many come out to support this great cause. Hopefully this will get bigger like the car show. Congratulations to Lamar Police and Fire Departments for a great turnout and safe fund raiser. below are a few pictures from Friday.
I'm finally writing about our show. I was little under the weather for few days but doing better so decided I better do my job or I might get fired. The CW Car Club wants to thank everybody that came this year. Our numbers fell off from the past few years but we had good time and the cars that came was very very nice and the people that came out really liked the quality of them. Again I want to thank everyone that has supported our show over the years because you are what has made it a success for us. Sadly I think it was the last show for us as we don't have the man power or time to continue with it. We have made some great friends over the years and will continue to see everyone at future shows around the area. I will have pictures up at later time as I'm waiting on more pictures. I want that Sheila Von lenrod for sending me the ones she took.
I made the short trip from CW to Basine, KS. Met up with Mark and Sheila in Dighton let me tag along with them. The people put on a nice show with around 65 cars, tractors and motorcycles. Along with the show they have a free lunch with choice of burger or brats with chips and fresh watermelon. They had a traveling skill game for everyone and I found out I don't have much skill, not sure but i would say I came in at or near the bottom. Just before the awards they had a nice touch. Everyone went running when they broke out the Rootbeer Floats. Was a great show and the people were very friendly. The trip home was sure slow for some reason. Mark must had car trouble because he kept slowing down then speeding up.
I went to St. Francis last Saturday for the Cheyenne County Cruisers show. They had 106 cars, tractors and motorcycles in all. The weather was little chiliy but that didn't stop the owners or the people from there from coming out to see all the great cars. Everyone was able to get a sneak peek at the new Motorcycle Museum that they have built down town just west of the courthouse. I would recommend that anyone that wants to see some awesome pieces of history to visit this very nice place. There was 8 Horsesasses on hand which can make some people nervous but they stayed well behaved for the most part. I would like to thank the Club from St. Francis for the great treatment and congratulate them on a great show even with the weather issues. Next up Lamar Rod Run, kicking off 5/20 with No Booze Cruise Poker Run at 6:30 at Sonic Drive In. The proceeds from the Poker Run going to the Lamar Fire Department. Then 5/21 the Rod Run with registration starting at 8:00.
We would love to have you attend. Potluck dish (Deli Sandwiches). BYOB.
Sandy took pictures of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Car Show. Jay and Amy Sharp, Kenny Poe, Bruce and Emily Bolen, Carleton Pelton and Ed and Sandy Spainhower made the trip to show off their cars. There was 87 cars and pickups to support the Movie Theatre reconstruction project. The one thing I keep hearing from the group that went was they had good time talking with each other and there was some really good food.
I went to the Street Rod Nationals in Pueblo. It kicked off with a BBQ at the lake (don't follow Ron he will get you lost). Was a big turn out even with the rain. Below are the cars of Aubrey Martin, Ricky Morgan, Jack Arnold, Rick Pelton, Charlie Cook, Elmer Rhett and Ron Cook. Jake Brooks was there but at the time of these pictures he was off checking out the Royal Gorge. His street rod rolled over 100,000 miles on his little trip. Everybody had a good time and passed the time seeing how many people could make jump with a remote control skunk. Not real sure who came up with the idea to put a skunk on a remote control car but he must be a horsesass. Ron found the perfect spot to park, had great shade tree and had a lot foot traffic go by. There was some wild cars, one guy put a radial airplane engine in a car then next to that might be a numbers matching car. There was some amazing cars that the workmanship was unbelievable. We worried about Elmers head getting to big to fit in his car but luckily that never happened.
Cheyenne Wells Car Club