Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2009 Wilbur Wright Birthplace Festival

Well, the Righteous Rodders hosted their first show, and it was a SUCCESS! Thanks to everyone who support our efforts! We had close to 50 cars, trucks and motorcycles at the event.
All of the comments I received from participants about our "home-built" trophies were very positive. Thanks to Jim Canfield and his sons Josh and Jimmy for the donation of the 16 pistons and rods. They also did an OUTSTANDING job on the chrome-plating!!!! (it pays to have club members that have their own plating biz!) Also thanks to Mike Hagy for donating the wood and use of his woodworking shop for the construction of the bases. Club member Bill Ridge did most of the assembly work....they turned out GREAT! We are already kicking around some ideas for next year's trophies. If you have any ideas, let me know.
Although my "taste" is traditional hotrods and ratrods, our show was open to all years, makes and models. Its always interesting to see who will show and what they will bring. The Oldest Vehicle Trophy this year went to the 1928 Ford Sedan owned by Don Spell from Mooreland, Indiana. Don dropped it off early, went home and brought back a 1953 Chevrolet Convertible. Thanks Don for bringing both cars to the show!
Harold Thomas from Springport, IN showed up in this little Mustang.
Rich Young of Connersville took home a Top Ten Trophy with this sweet looking two-tone pickup truck.
Dennis Gipe of Mt. Summit, Indiana brought his little green Super Beetle back to the show again this year. He told me he is interested in selling it, so if anyone is interested....it's a well restored little bug. (fact is my youngest daughter thinks its pretty kool. Good thing my older daughter who just turned 16 is "into Camaros and Mustangs. or is that a good thing @ 16 when dad's paying the insurance?)
Steve and Linda Brown drove to the show from nearby Middletown, Indiana. Middletown is hosting the 2009 Middletown Car Fest on Saturday, August 8th in downtown Middletown. I've been told that last year there were over 85 cars at the event. I may have to try to make it over there this year.