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Colonial Beach’s Fathers’ Day Car Show

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:27 am

Town hill in Colonial Beach was packed Sunday for the annual Father’s Day Car Show. The event is sponsored by the Colonial Beach Cruisers and Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce.

With a strong breeze, sunny skies and weather in the low 80s the hill was packed. A record setting number of entrants from Virginia, Maryland and DC showed off an enormously varied field of cars.

From the sand colored 1957 Ford Thunderbird to a 1920 Model A Ford and a variety of Corvettes to Volkswagon Bugs there was a car for everyone to enjoy.

Resource International had attended a pre-bid conference with four or five companies, though in the end, only two threw out bids for the contracts: Enviroscape Incorporated and Walter C. Via Enterprises Incorporated. Enviroscape was the low bid, coming in at $638,442, while Walter C. Via was over twice that, coming in at $1,291,706. According to Riedlinger, such a gulf between bids is not unheard of when there are just two.

Enviroscape has been behind several other projects within the county, and as such carried Riedlinger’s recommendation. With Enviroscape now being awarded the contract by the Board of Supervisors, another piece falls into place for the construction of the new high school. It remains to be seen if any sort of value engineering will be conducted to reduce the cost.

One of the showcases, antique cars sits on the hill at the Father’s Day Car Show.