Event: Elgin Hogeye Festival and Car Show
Date: October 22, 2005
Location: Elgin, Texas
Description: 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 counted.

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.

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Jeff's '42 MB Scott's '39 Colson and '53 M38A1 Madison's '53 M37 Scott's '39 Colson The lineup at the depot
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Another shot of the lineup Claude Madison and his communications gear Looking one way at the event...
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...and the other A Spitfire complete with appropriate paint! BMW
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Austin Sprite Pontiac GTO "Judge" Cobra Mustang
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Custom street rod


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