West weather did not deter some seventy car show participants who came out for the Antique Automobile Club of America, Northern Neck Region’s 20th annual car show May 18. It was the first ever held at Stan’s Skateland in Montross. There were about 15 no shows but these hard core show-goers in attendance either gathered under tents, sat under the bandstand, sought shelter in Stan’s restaurant and skate rink, or did what they always do at car shows, viewed the many beautiful vehicles on display as it drizzled off and on. Participants also enjoyed the excellent music provided by country/southern rock band Cold Steel Country. In spite of the weather everyone seemed cheerful and in especially good spirits throughout the day.
There were trophies for 14 separate classes of vehicles, representing restored antique cars, un-restored drivers, modern, and custom cars and trucks, receiving awards. The top awards going to: Jane Sevila of Great Falls for Antique Best of Show, Buzzie Trader for Custom/Modified Best of Show, Buck Phones of Montross for Top Rat Rod, Peyton Guest of Tappahannock for Mayor R. David O’Dell, Jr.’s choice, Donald McKenney for Top Sponsor Butch Sevila’s choice, Tom Tuominen of Hollywood, MD for Oldest Vehicle. There was only one qualified participant for the newly created junior award (under age 18), Jane Sevila, but she chose to show her car in the regular class for her vehicle.
The crowds temperament may also have been contributed to the cash and prizes given out all day with a total of $100 cash in four separate drawings, as well as the many door prizes for a combined $1,070 in value that were awarded all day long for early show registrants. There was also a separate 50/50 drawing worth $160 to one lucky winner. Then there were the results of raffle/fund raiser as follows: Peter Huke from Stafford won the Sears tool box valued at $639.96, Michael Moore from Midlothian won the tool set valued at $ 224.95, and the $50 cash prize was won by Daulton Carter from Sandston.
Whatever the reason for everyone’s positive frame of mind, all had a great time.
The Northern Neck Region, AACA greatly appreciates the 72 businesses, serving the Northern Neck communities and beyond, for supporting our show. Special thanks to Stan Schoppe for allowing us to use his business facilities for our show. Without all of these businesses, our show would not have been possible.