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Rain and Roadsters
The 2023 Oriental Classic Car Show
October 20, 2023

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intage cars, wind and rain. They don’t always mix, especially when the cars are supposed to be in presentably perfect condition.

The threat of bad weather kept many away, but the turnout was still impressive – around 50 cars arrived, ready to brave the rain.

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Earle Barnard’s 1951 MG Midget TD is all about the curve appeal. It took home the Kid’s Choice Award.

The rain, for its part, held off until about noon – long enough for a stroll through the rows, and a quick vote on Best in Show and Runner up.

With an eye to the skies, Rotary members started announcing the winners. And then held down the tents and registration papers as heavy winds arrived.

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When the wind started up, Rotary members held it down – literally.

With attendees running to escape the rain, the 2023 Oriental Classic Car Show was over about 20 after noon.

  • Best in Show: Scott Warhover, 1960 MGA 1600
  • Best in Show, Runner Up: Richard Caraway, 1955 Chevy 210
  • Kid’s Choice Award: Earle Barnard, 1951 MG Midget TD
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First place winner went to Scott Warhover and his 1960 MGA, just as the rain started to pour.
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The younger of two Chevrolet Bel Airs in the show: the 1955 model.
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No. It’s not a plane – not quite. It’s the hood ornament of a ’55 Chevrolet Bel Air.
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Bill Reid next to his ’55 Willy’s Jeep.
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A 1971 Volkswagen. This one comes standard with an occupant.
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1969 Jaguar XKE.
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The oldest car on the lot – older even than some attendees: a 1922 Ford Model T.
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1972 Chevrolet C10 pickup.
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Not all cars were classic – a 2023 Corvette.
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The 2023 ‘Vette license plate says it all.
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Another younger model: a 2001 BMW z3.
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The ’57 Chevy Bel Air came with flames.
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A 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS – the more high end, the more names it has.
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Keeping watch from the rearview mirrow.
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The ’63 Chevy Impala has custom parts under the hood.
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The custom parts…
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A ’73 Plymouth Roadrunner.
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The name is iconic to the car – this bird is not.
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A 1955 Ford Fairlane.
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A 1979 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The only motorcycle to brave the rain.
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The Harley features a plain language speed indicator.
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A 1969 MG Midget – one of several MGs at the show.
High wind human ballast in action.
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Frank Roe’s 1956 Ford F100 is a regular at the Classic Car Shows.
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A 1987 Porsche 911.
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The 1969 Stingray Corvette, with personalized plates.
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The ’55 Dodge Panel truck belongs to an artist – as evidence by the paint palette on the side.
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A 1955 Dodge Panel truck.
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A well preserved rusty bit.
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A 1972 Ford F100 celebrated its experience in rusty spots.
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The fin (and the body) of a 1969 Ford Falcon.
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A friendly face waits in the registration line.

Posted Friday October 20, 2023 by Allison DeWeese


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