Classic Car show big success

by marlys good

Mike Howe has been trying to generate public interest/support for a classic car show for several years. When none was forthcoming, “Cheryl and I took it upon ourselves to do it,” he said, and the results were enjoyed by the estimated 700-800 people who stopped by the city-owned parking lot adjacent to the Herb Asp Community Center Saturday to view the 53 beautiful, well-preserved automobiles.

“We had been hoping for 50 entries, so the three extra were a bonus,” he laughed.

The “People’s Choice” award went to the 1967 Pontiac owned by Leonard Jennings of Greybull; The “Mayor’s Choice” was the 1956 Chevrolet pickup owned by Rex ????? of Otto. The oldest vehicle entered was a 1932 Ford.

The cars were showcased in a parade sandwiched between the kiddie and main parades. A steady stream of fans stopped by the lot before the show closed at 4 p.m.

Putting the show together was a lot of work but “it was worth it; we wanted to add to the community,” Howe said. And the show did just that.

Would the Howes like to do it again next year. “We WILL do it again,” Howe emphasized. They are mulling options/ideas to enhance the 2015 show which will be discussed when the ‘49er and Classic Car Show committees meet Monday night.