Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cars & Chicks Rock and Roll in Crouch!

Sass-me-will-you? '61 Chevy Impala, owned by Dan Rahl.
  The Third Annual Rod Run and Classic Car Show in Crouch, on Saturday, July 28, was a bigger success than expected by organizers. Founded by local businessman, Gene Baxter, the show includes all makes and models of classic cars.

2nd from left, what a nose! Awarded Best Chrysler, '38 2-door
Businessman's Coupe, owned by local, Pat Davis.
  This year drew well over one-hundred participants, and downtown Crouch was packed with costumed car-owners and pin-up girls, locals and visitors sweating in the heat, and kool-kids dancing to the beat of blasting fifties music.

  Co-organizer, Mariann Steen, says, “It’s a great family event—not a big beer brawl and it’s really fun for everyone.”

  Several gifts were raffled off, and a loooong list of winners for best of everything was read off and plaques duly awarded, by Gene Baxter.

  Ken Steen relaxed when the music died down and observed, “Every year we learn—things we have to change. It was a good show.”

Flirty '27 Ford Roadster.
  As cars drove away and neighborhood dogs loped home for a cool drink, there was Marcia Hefner and her Sock Hop to keep the music going.

A nice ride in those days: Vince Pasquariello stands by his
beauty, a '37 Chevy Master Deluxe Coupe.

Margaret Thomas eyes the guys with her
Golden Doodle, Jack, by Don Zeimantz's
'62 Ford Sunline gal.
Robbie and Rich Wilson were married the year
this '64 T-Bird was born. "This was my grandfather's car--it has its original 112K miles,
with no restoration. It's got a 390-cubic-foot V-8, giant 4-barrel carburetor. We filled up it's 22-gallon tank and it used a half-tank to Emmett and back!"
This gorgeous '48 Packard Super 8, owned by Dave Lester,
was awarded Most Unique Car.

 This handsome 1936 Chevy Pick-up is one
of those guys you want to take home and
sew sweaters for.
Luigi Garcia says his 1982 Toyota Landcruiser "...don't go very fast
but gets you there in one piece!"

Pin-ups wait for award results with
Mariann and Ken Steen (sexy white tees on right).

Gene Baxter with Elinor, Best Pin-Up--he said something about sitting
in the middle on the way home...

 Marcia Hefner, Garden Valley's Sweetheart and owner of the Trading Post,
 ain't no wallflower--just waiting for the dance to start.

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