Engine of fundraising


A local couple recently organized their seventh annual car show to raise money to help those in need in Jackson County.

Nearly 100 cars of all makes and models were entered in the Cruizin’ and Showin’ Car Show, making it the biggest and best in the event’s history, June East said.

Glenn and June East of Seymour have always enjoyed going to car shows together but have even more fun now attracting people to come to Seymour to show off their rides for a good cause.

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This year’s show was conducted Aug. 8 in Shields Park, and thanks to the sunny weather and generosity of car owners and the community, it raised around $1,500.

Past shows have been at Rockford Ridge drive-in restaurant in Seymour.

The Easts use sponsor money to pay for show expenses, and 100 percent of all entry fees are used to benefit a local individual or family in need, Glenn East said.

The show is judged by the participants, and trophies were awarded to best in show, top makes and also the Top 35.

Winning the club participation award was the BK Cruisers of Bedford.

Glenn East said this was the first year for the club award as an incentive to motivate area car clubs to participate.

Best of show went to Wayne Luther’s 1930 Ford Model A crew cab pickup.

Awards for best Dodge went to first place, Jim and Betty Guinn’s 1968 Dodge Charger; second place, John James’ 1984 Dodge Prospector; and third place, Tim Neal’s 1946 Plymouth Coupe.

Best Ford went to first place, Ron Darlage’s 1940 Ford convertible; second place, Steve L. Chapman’s 1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL convertible; and third place, Scott Whipker’s 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator.

Best Chevy was awarded to first place, Guy Thurman’s 1955 Chevy Bel Air; second place, Rick McClintock’s 1966 Chevy II; and third place, Royce Clouse’s 1966 Chevy Nova.

In the “other” category, first place went to Bobby Cummings’ 1964 Studebaker Grand Turismo Hawk; second place, Charles and Marlene Sargent’s 2003 custom Softtail; and third, Christian Turner’s 2006 Harley Fatboy.

Information: Call Glenn or June East at 812-522-5104.

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