Cheyenne Wells Car Club
Saturday Beth and I went to Tribune for their show. It is for a great cause as the money goes to the Rec. Association. Sadly the numbers fell off from last year but it wasn't from a lack of effort from the lady's running it. They had only 24 cars but they had as nice of cars as you can find at a show. We got to see several of new cars plus several old friends. My car in waiting was there as Tom made the trip from Liberal in his super nice 68 GTX. Someone needs to tell my wife I could have a numbers matching car and it will be fine. I've done a good job of saving the factory fresh style and parts of the Chevelle. I took the skunk to the Vet. and got him cured so he was there trying to make new friends when he came out of the shade of the Chevelle. Jack was helping the people from overheating as he hosed several down and cooled them off. Charlie told us about a big show he went to a couple weeks ago and did really good at plus he said he got a lot of thumbs up from people on the trip to it. Good job and keep up the good work and enjoy that trailer you built. The show got cut a little short because the weather started going down hill north of Tribune and they wanted people to be able to get home and under cover. The big winner was Sheila Vonleonrod as she took home 3 plaques. Jerome was right behind her with a pair of them in his custom Challenger and the Sharps did the same in their nice little red pickup. I hope they can find a way to continue with their show in Tribune as these little shows are fun and a chance to visit with good friends. If anyone has any ideas to help the lady's get more cars they would like to hear from the car owners. It was nice to hear that they want to make their show better. I don't know where I will be next but I will for sure be in Dighton on the 18th and I hope to see you their. Be safe and don't do anything I wouldn't do.
I went to Lamar for the Lamar Days Rod Run. It started with the No Booze Cruise Poker Run to benefit the Lamar Fire Dept. Even with the cold damp weather 79 cars and motorcycles made the run. After the run we went back to Ron and Lonna's shop for sandwiches and a few laughs. I want thank Elmer Grett for supplying the food, it was great. If you have the chance to come to the poker run next year you won't be disappointed.
We would love to have you attend. Potluck dish (Deli Sandwiches). BYOB.
Went to Sharon Springs on the 6th, they had over 65 cars and bikes over all. The weather was great and we got lucky the wind didn't get crazy. We had they usual group of people with four HA's making the trip. The skunk made the trip and surprised a few people and several kids wanted to play with him. There was a car that leaked water on some people but the best was when a young boy bent down to check it out and got it in the face. After the show was over Bruce Bolen lead a parade of most of the cars by the Nursing Home so they could see the cars. It was nice when you drove in the parking lot there was a lot of them waiting to see all the cars. They liked the look of the cars and the sound of some of them really surprised them I think. I know its hard to believe that a certain red car maintained and didn't leave his mark on the streets of Sharon Springs.
Beth and I met Jack Arnold in Tribune and made the drive to Dighton Ks. for their show on the 17th. We timed it about perfect as we hit Scott City at the same time the Lake Scott car club was heading for Dighton also. When we got to Dighton we were greeted by everyone that worked to put on a nice show. It warmed up very fast but there was enough shade and breeze that it was very comfortable. The group did a great job of taking care of all of us and had plenty of nice prizes for all the car owners. They had a RTIC cooler that you could by tickets to win and they sold a lot of tickets for chances to win it. Sheila Vonleonrod was the winner of the cooler but don't ask her as I don't think she will let anyone borrow it. They had a small turnout as they had to compete with several shows close to them. If you want to have a good time forget about the other shows and come to Dighton next year and you won't be disappointed that you did. They do a great job of making sure your taken care of and your not on a hot city street or worried about check points on your way home. Norman Parker made it to see everyone and it was nice to see him up and around as he had back surgery this winter. Do yourself a favor and forget the other shows next year and come to Dighton instead. After the show was over several of us made our way to Mark and Sheila's for snacks and good times. Several of their grandchildren were there to put smiles on everybody's face. Again I want to thank everyone in Dighton's Chamber that took such good care of us and we hope to see more new faces next year.
Last Sat. I went to Leoti for their Wind & Wheels Celebration. It was a small show with around 25 cars. The day started a little windy but by end of the show it wasn't to bad. They canceled most of the wind celebration but they managed to get a few kites up. There was some nice cars there and it was good to see and visit with everyone. Jerome won his class with his custom Challenger, Jack won with his street rod, Jay and Amy won the pickup class and Randy and Shirley squeaked out the rat rod trophy.
Saturday morning started off really cold. I went out early to wash the Chevelle before the show and there was frost on everything. The cars started showing up that morning and just kept trickling in till they ended up with around 100 cars and bikes total, what a turnout for the weather. By noon it was a perfect day for a car show. When the Parade was over the crowd just exploded. The number of people that come out to look at the cars is just amazing. They really check every car over and ask a lot of questions plus give a lot of praise for the hard work. Once again they had to be careful because a couple cars sprung leaks again. The skunk had to take the day off as he wouldn't back up. Don't worry he should be ready to go by the next show. The blow up truck didn't last very long but for a vehicle that hadn't ran for 11 years it did good. After the awards got handed out the car owners were treated to a BBQ diner free of charge and I wanted Lucky's BBQ know it was good. If you are planning on trying a new show to go to you won't find a better show anywhere. The crowd and quality of cars are in my opinion one of the best you will ever see. Thank you Ron and Lonna for a great time.