Once again Ron and Lonna along with their family and volunteers put on a great show. It kicked off Friday night with the No Booze Cruise and a lot of wind but that didn't keep record number of cars and bikes from taking to the streets. The winner collected $655 for the night but gave $520 back since the money raised goes to the July 4th fireworks.
Saturday morning turned out awesome with lots of sun and very little wind. The turn out was great with 97 cars and 22 bikes making the show. We where missing a special lady and her beautiful smile but she was with us and maybe she had little something to do with the weather. There was four 57 Chevy's which was the most I've seen at any show I've been to With Dennis Buhrer taking home Best of Show with his 57 Chevy. It took him and Marie 18 years from the time they started till they finished the car. The most amazing part is they did all the work themselves and stayed married. Once again the community came out in full force to look and also talk and ask questions about the cars. I think for the size of town this show has more people enjoying the cars than any show. The cooks out did themselves as they had enough prizes that everyone got atleast one giveaway prize and several getting two. After the awards instead of putting on a meal they gave out quite a few envelopes of cash which people always like. Our normal group had a lot of fun with a few gifts being given out. Sheila got some ugly shoes again while Beth got some socks and I got a shirt that really didn't seem to apply to me but I enjoyed it anyway. The best thing that happened was when a sweet child told Jack that his car was purple. Once again "out of the mouth of babes Jack". Was good to see the Chuck and Dee Gills made the trip from Garden City. Missing was Kenny Snow as Jackie is going threw some tough times. Everybody's thoughts and prayers are with you guys. If you have never been to Lamar Days your missing out and should come see what it's about. When the show was over the quiet spoken one might of let everyone know he was leaving or not. Mark and Shiela might know what I mean as they had a front row seat.
We lost a wonderful lady earlier this year. Her husband Dennis and daughter Shelly and Shelly's family picked Dennis Frick's street rod as Marie's Choice. Later I was talking to Dennis and found another reason that made the pick perfect. It wasn't the same without her but I bet she was smiling down on us from above. She may be gone but will always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten. You are truly missed!
19th Annual Yellow Brick Road Car Show
Lamar Day Rod Run
Wallace County Cruisers
Saturday we made the trip to Sharon Springs for our first show of the year. The weather started off foggy but it burned off and was a great day. They had around 55 cars and bikes With Jay and Amy Sharp taking home Best of show. I couldn't of agreed more with the choice as it is a slick pickup. It was good to get together with all the old friends from the past. The Scholarship winner was Braylee Aldridge from Weskan. After the show the car owners cruised by the nursing home so the people could see all the nice cars. When we finished about 20 of us went the Jay and Amy's for some great snacks and good conversation. Well maybe just great snacks and conversation! The soft spoken Chevelle owner may or may not of left his trademark when he left but he was seen smiling when he left town. Next show is St. Francis and Liberal. We are going to Liberal because we have never been their before and someone probably should keep track of Jake.
One Friday Beth & I met up with Jake and headed for Liberal for the show. We hit rain just out of Scott City and it finally quit just before Liberal. The cars didn't look to good as they hiway was pretty nasty in one place. We have drove the Chevelle in lot worse than this like several years ago when packed my headers full of mud. We got to Billy's AYR Lanes where they have a BBQ and a Dance for everyone. We sat with a nice couple from Lincoln NE at the BBQ. The food was good buy the band if you ask me needed more practice and less volume. Every band member was dressed as a Celebrity ranging from Dorothy to Slash. Finally got Beth to think was time go to the Motel because my ears started to bleed from the music! Saturday we gave the Chevelle a bath and tried a ceramic coating on the paint when we finished and it sure made it shine. The day started cool and mostly cloudy but around noon the sun came out for good and was a nice day. The cars were a wide selection with something for everyone. The skunk had fun with a few people but the grass was so thick and tall he had a hard time. Liberal was over run with HA's but they seemed to handle it very well. We parked with the Brooks Brothers and it was amazing how many stopped by say they couldn't believe they let them in. There was a lot of other things said but I was told one time if I could say anything nice, something, something don't remember. A friend from CW stopped by for a while, was good see him. They said was 275 cars register and 224 showed up for the show, not sure didn't seem like that many. Planning on going again as next year they are going to honor Vets and First Responders.
Cheyenne Wells Car Club