Salina Car & Bike Show on the Lake
Ray Farquharson & Harl & Linda Harvey attended the 11th Annual Show in Salina.
Cherokee National Holiday, Tahlequah
Mitchell & Melody DuVall hosted the 15th Annual Car Show at the Tahlequah Cherokee Casino. Attendance was down from last year to 97 entries. Outlaw Cruisers won the $500 Top Club Participation Award. First Place winners were Doyle Cole, Wayne Cole, Harl & Linda Harvey, Ray Farquharson, and Chris Elliott. Joe Drehoble won 2nd Place. Also attending were Glen, Ann & Amie Miller, Paul & Julie Wood, Bill & Cindy Foreman, and new member James Harris. Just visiting were Terry Woolman.
Eureka Springs Antique Auto Festival
The 48th Annual Eureka Springs show had about 125 attending. There were almost twice as many pre-registered, but bad weather resulted in reduced attendance. Outlaw Cruisers attending were Jim & Carol Cruse, Bill & June York, and Steve & Robin York.
Nineteen members attended plus new member, Duke Sullivan, who joined at the meeting. Officers elections resulted in all officers remaining the same. Members discussed shows at Tahlequah, Eureka Springs and others. Picnic plans were also discussed. The October 13 Locust Grove Cruise Night will NOT include a car show or evening burnout. It will be a Yard Sale event put on the by Chamber. But there will be a Show N Shine at Jerry Ingram’s garage, a customer appreciation event with food, etc. Congrats to Geneva Brixey, who has retired from Mazzio’s; club members voted to send her a $100 tip, for her helpful service, free pizza, and all those cakes she baked. Jim Cole won the door prize.
Ol’ Marais River Run
The 32nd Annual show at Forrest Park in Ottawa, KS had 1,907 entries. The two-day show is a well-organized event without judged cars or trophies, but thousands of dollars’ worth of cash and other prizes are awarded. Outlaw Cruisers attending were Bill & June York, Steve & Robin York and Ron Giles & Susan Lacy, who won $100. Ron & Susan also made a quick visit to see members Gary & Nikki Tucker who live in Paola, KS now. Other than an hour detour west to Hwy 75 and back to Hwy 169, because it was closed north of Chanute, and an attempt at room rate gouging, which was later corrected, it was a great show in the 40-acre park setting with lots to do, including the Saturday night cruise, where thousands of town people line Main St.
Bedouin Shrine Clowns Car Show
About 90 entries attended the show at Honor Heights Park in Muskogee. TOP 3 winners were Curtis Lamb, Paul Wood, Walt Prater, Robert Thompson, Clair Diller and Doyle Cole, who also won Potentate Choice. Best of Show and $300 winner was Wayne Cole, who also won the 50/50, $140. Just visiting was Jim Hartman.
18th Annual OCCC Picnic
The annual picnic location was changed from the Spavinaw State Park to the Cole-Strang Community Bldg. due to rain in the forecast. Forty members attended, although Bill & June York arrived too late to enjoy the excellent food. Terry Woolman prepared his famous pulled pork, grilled chicken and pork chops and brown beans. Many thanks to Terry & Peggy for all the work they did. It was fantastic and very much appreciated. Members brought side dishes and desserts, lots of desserts. Thanks also to everyone one else who helped set up and clean up after. Wayne & Doyle won the horseshoe tournament and gave their trophies to Darrell & Laura Murray’s kids, Nicholas and Chloe.
Oaks Fire Dept.
Outlaw Cruisers won Top Club Participation at the Oaks show, which had about 45 entries. TOP 30 winners were Doyle Cole, who also won BOS Modified, Robert Thompson, who also won Fireman’s Choice, Darrell Murray, Wayne Cole, Jim Cruse, David Hoffman, and Robert’s grandson Ryan and his wife Christina in Robert’s Mustang. TOP 10 Truck winners were Jay Davis and Jim Cole, who also won Fire Chief’s Choice. Just visiting were Ron & Diana Barfield, Terry Woolman & Peggy Stroup.
Photos submitted by Darrell Murray.
The Route 66 Cruisers show at Claremore Lake had 215 registered, but at least 40-50 more cars were there that didn’t enter. Route 66 Cruisers changed a few things this year: from Classes to TOP 50 with Participant Judging. Outlaw Cruisers won 1/3 of the Top Club Participation, $35, in a 3-way tie. They awarded TOP 50, but only announced car numbers, not owner names or car models. TOP 50 winners (known for certain) were Bill & Cindy Foreman, Ron Giles & Susan Lacy, Bill & June York, and Chris Elliott. Others attending were Terry Starling, Paul Wood, Steve York, Walt Prater and Terry & Sally Hardcastle. Visitors included Drew & Sherry Stott. A nicely done video from the show is on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n6G2c3ma3I. It shows most of the Outlaw Cruisers cars. Additional searching in the future might include more videos, including a drone footage video.