Fords Unlimited Past Events / Blue Oval Cruise

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On July 7th, our club, along with the Show-Me Mustang Club, held our third Blue Oval Cruise at Pur Performance in St. Charles. Unfortunately, we were at the end of a ten day mid-west blast furnace in which each day was over 100 degrees. This day reached 107 degrees. Adding to the day was the dark skies that later headed our way which brought our evening to an early end.

It was one of those events that "what could go wrong, did go wrong”. Besides the killer heat and incoming storms, our DJ had an equipment failure and was not able to attend. That being said, we did manage to draw 65 cars and trucks and collected from participant donations, a donation from the St. Peters Lions Club, concession profit and donations from the two club’s treasuries, a profit of $1,209.85 to be donated to the BackStoppers. The concession expense was also absorbed by the two clubs in addition to our donations.

What did go well was the participation from the first responders. This year we had fire trucks from St. Charles City and thanks to clubber, Ron Walters, a truck from Lincoln County Fire and Rescue. We had a police cruiser from St. Charles County and one from Bridgeton, both Fords by the way. We also had two trucks from the St. Charles County SWAT Team who had helped us out last year, and a helicopter from Metro Air Support. Thanks go out to the good folks at Pur Performance for the use of their facility and to all of the members from both clubs who braved the heat and attended and worked the event. Special thanks to our cooks, concession workers, and Mark and Angie Lazzareschi who shopped for all of the food and drinks.

Blue Oval Cruise
Blue Oval Cruise