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Our 34th annual car show is upon us. We will have a pre -show BBQ on Saturday, September 25th at 5 pm at McDonnell Park, upper pavilion. That evening, we will pre-register our vehicles, set assignments where possible and just have some fun. Please note that you must be classified by Bill Giese when you pre-register. The same rules hold for members as for participants. The club will supply the burgers, dogs, buns, but you must bring your own drinks. If you would like to bring a side dish or dessert, it would be appreciated. We will have a pre-show pool to guess the exact number of registered vehicles in the show to benefit our toy drive. Winner gets half the pot. If no winner, the cash will go to our toy drive. The pool will close Saturday night. Come join us for this preshow celebration.

We really need ALL of our members to be in place on Sunday, the 26th by 7am. That will give us 90 minutes to set up and it will be a very busy time. Some cars arrive early so we must have everything in place as soon as possible. After we have finished classifying, registering and parking the cars, we need our members to help with the concessions, the 50-50 sales and ballot counting. Many hands at ballot counting makes things go faster. We especially need concession workers. This is a very profitable part of our show and we need all of the help that we can get. Spouses and other teen and adult family members are encouraged and welcomed.

Note that anyone selling 50-50 tickets or counting ticket money will not be allowed to purchase tickets. If you are selling tickets and want to purchase some, please have a friend or relative do that for you. It just looks bad otherwise. Other members not involved with selling tickets may participate. The 50-50 will profit our Toys for Tots fund drive.

This year we will have a silent auction and move to a better location. The auction will benefit The BackStoppers.

Members will be eligible for attendance prizes but will not be eligible for the grand attendance prize.

We will again this year have two different ballots. Vehicles that are registered in the Ford/ Fairlane classes will receive a ballot for those classes only. The Muscle Mustangs will have a separate ballot for their classes only. This is done to address the ongoing complaint that there is too much area to cover to vote for all the classes. It seemed to work well in the past and we have had few complaints.

A special note to those parking cars. It can get very busy at classification and registration and sometimes cars are put into the wrong class. Please check each car as it comes into your area to see if it is properly classified. If you see a mistake, please notify John Walling ASAP. Also, some entries will try to change their window card or registration form so please check into anything that does not look correct. (yes, it happened before).

At the close of the show, all show items need to be packed and taken off and we will need to do a sweep of the grounds to police up all of the trash. This usually does not take long and we should be out of the park by 5 pm or so.

Since it was a last minute change, we hope to have car show shirts available. As of press time, we do not have the prices. We have some “STAFF” shirts for the classification and car parking workers. These will be loaned out, then collected for reuse next year. With the sponsorship of Dave Sinclair Ford and Bommarito Ford, we will have great attendance prizes for our participants. If you are a new member or one who has not worked our show before, we could sure use your help. If you would like to help, just ask for our show chairman, John Walling, who will find something for you to do.

Our Sponsors

Dave Sinclair Ford Bommarito Ford Winning Technologies Gwen Simms Real Estate Professional Northern Tools and Equipment Gateway Synthetics Amsoil The Akers Agency Kevin Hall of Bommarito Automotive Group