First time car show that will only get better!
finished the Hutto Old Tyme Days parade, everyone then headed over to the
Covert Auto HippoPlex for their first attempt at a car show. Held in
conjunction with the parade, the Covert facility was perfect, albeit a bit
hot, for a car show. They had roped out a HUGH area for the
participants and the club was given first priority at the entire back area
(and we took it all...)
The line-up was very impressive with the BIG
trucks on one end working their way down to the LITTLE quarter-tons.
We had John SS's M35A2 and his big box trailer, followed by Rory's 5-Ton
and Curtis J's 5-Ton. Then, getting a bit smaller, we had Rory's
Unimog driven by Jeff L, then Madison's M37, Scott's M38A1 and Danny's
M151A2/M416. Again, Claude and Jeanne made an appearance along with
Caitlin and Patrick, Rory's kids.
The show had a good mix of antiques,
hot rods, drag cars, motorcycles and of course, the historic military
vehicles. The UT football game was playing on the radio and there
were several food vendors there to keep us fed.
The crowds were
impressive for a first time event with the organizer having a shuttle
service to bring spectators in and out of the facility. Many people
couldn't believe that all the vehicles were privately owned and we were a
Each spectator and participant who registered was given a
voting sheet to cast ballots for their favorite vehicle in each of about
nine classes. The military vehicles had their own class as
well. About 2:30pm, the results were in. Winning second place
in military vehicles was Scott S and his '53 M38A1. Winning first
place in military vehicles was Madison H and his '53 M37. Many jokes
were made about whether it was the winch of Madison's that won first place
vs the gun of Scott's. We all agreed it was simply each had a white
star on the hood and both were 1953 models!
Once the awards were handed
out, everyone packed up, trailered up and headed home. This was an
excellent first time event and with some small improvements, should be one
heck of a show next year.