Yet another Hogeye in the books.
With the weather promising to be cool and dry for the first time in
three years for this event, Jeff McD met Scott S at Jeff's business
partners place in Elgin where they unloaded their vehicles. Jeff
brought his '42 MB and Scott brought his '53 M38A1 and '39 Colson
bicycle. Madison H drove his '53 M37 in to the event and was waiting
on Scott and Jeff to arrive.
Upon arrival at the newly restored train depot in downtown Elgin, we
were staged just under the eve of the train station, off the parking lot
surface. Scott called it 'rock-star parking' since we were so close
to the depot. The theme of the event was "Elgin, a decade of
war and peace" that was a tribute to the 1940's. A short time
later, the other vehicles for the car show began to appear.
The temps were a bit cool at first, but as the sun came up, everyone
warmed nicely. About 11am, the crowds began to really build and
there was a tremendous amount of people-traffic going into the train depot
to see all of the exhibits. Each car show participant was given six
slips of paper that were color coded and were instructed to vote for other
cars in the six classes. All voting had to be turned in by 1pm to be
Well, by noon, Jeff and Scott were past-hungry so they left to get a
burger while Claude and Jeanne V, Madison and Barry F stood guard with the
vehicles. After they returned, then Claude and Madison left for
their burger-break. At 1pm sharp, the judges picked up the voting
boxes and started their counting. By 2pm, the results had been
released and the LS-MVPA didn't win any hardware this time around.
By 2:15pm, Scott and Jeff had loaded up and headed back to trailer their
vehicles while Madison stayed behind with his fantastic display of field
communications gear and explosives.