classic car show set for May 26
Dunn is a mainstay of area shows
As a teenager, Cecil Dunn used to cruise around Frischs
Big Boy and Jerrys Drive-In and Park & Eat in Madison, Ind.,
in his 1951 Chevy. Today, he cruises around town in a 1936 Chevy truck.
by Ashlie Petrakos
Dunns 1936 Chevy Classic is just
one of many vehicles that will be on
display at the upcoming car show.
The 65-year-old never got the cruising out of his system.
So about 12 years ago, he joined the Classic Automobiles of Madison,
or CAM. Now Dunn travels to area shows to compete for prizes. His wife,
Dixie, also competes with her 1950 Ford sedan.
Dunn said he first became interested in customizing cars back in the
1960s while helping a friend, the late Bob Baugh, restore a car. Dunn
says he enjoys meeting people through the car shows, and he will be
among the car enthusiasts participating in one of the largest area shows
of the year, the CAM clubs River Run XII. This years event
is scheduled for May 26 on the Madison riverfront and is expected to
attract more then 400 vehicles.
The open class event presents prizes in several categories with Best
of Show earning $250 plus a trophy. There are numerous special awards
for such things as Peoples Choice and Best Paint, Best Engine,
etc. The club also gives away numerous prizes and $100 through hourly
drawings throughout the day, starting at 10 a.m.
The clubs vice president, Terry Consley, said he looks forward
to the exciting opportunity to show cars that he has worked on all year
for this event. He has been busy securing sponsors and prizes for the
Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. No cars will be admitted
after noon. $100 will be given away every hour starting at 10 a.m. All
proceeds go to local charities.
For more information, call 1-800-559-2956
or (812) 265-3620, ext. 4004.
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