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Car show brings streets to

Fairgrounds June 10

By JAINE TREADWELL

Features Editor

June 7, 2000 10 PM

The Country Road Cruisers Car and Truck Club will host its 3rd Annual Car and Truck Show Saturday, June 10 at the Pike County Fairgrounds.

Registration for the vehicles is from 8 a.m. until noon and no models later than 1980 will be accepted. The entry fee is $15.

Top 10 awards will be presented in addition to 10 speciality awards. Country Road Cruisers’ cars and trucks will not be judged. Goody bags and dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entries.

Last year’s show was a great success and everyone who came out had a good time, said Jane Rader, club member, adding the show is planned as a fun event for the entire family.

"We’ll have entertainment, arts and crafts and food vendors and anyone who is interested in older model cars and trucks will enjoy seeing the show," Rader said. "There is no admission charge, so we invite everyone to come out and see the show and join the fun."

Adding to the interest of the show will be a silent auction which will include items such as tool sets and auto accessories for dad, and Afghan for mom and toys for the kids.

The afternoon will be the most exciting time of the show as the judges make their rounds and the valve cover race gets underway prior to the presentation of the awards.

"The valve cover race is fun to participate in and fun to watch," said Emily Head, who has her racer revved up and ready.

The cars are made from valve covers, which have been painted and decorated, and wheels.

It’s a simple car but it’s not that simple to make.

"You have to attach a bottom the the cover and add wheels," Head said. "Some of us use roller blade wheels. The wheels have to be put on so that they touch the ground evenly and it’s not easy to get them adjusted."

The cars can weigh no more than five pounds and the bodies must be at least an inch off the ground so they won’t scrape the race ramp. They can have no moving parts except the wheels.

The entry fee for the valve cover race is $5 and it’s an open race.

"Anyone who wants to pull off an old valve cover and put some wheels on it is welcomed to join the race," Rader said. The winner will get the entry pot and bragging’ rights as valve cover racing champion of the year.

The Country Road Cruisers invite everyone with a car or truck that qualifies to enter it in the show. Car enthusiasts enjoy the fellowship of other car and truck lovers as much as they do the competition, Head said. For those who don’t wish to enter their vehicles for judging, there will be a car corral "just for show." There is a fee of $5 for the car corral.

The proceeds from the Country Road Cruisers Car and Truck Show will benefit the Troy Shrine Club.