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Lee's Summit Boy Scout Troop 262 Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show
September 29, 2012
Best Car 2012 Pontiac Trans Am owned by
Jillian Hamming of Lee's Summit
Photo by Diane Meek
By Martha Bowles
On Saturday, September 22, Boy Scout Troop 262 gathered at the Summit Shopping Center at 6am to get ready for their first car show fundraiser event. After months of preparation of obtaining a location, getting a city permit, gathering supplies, getting trophies and prizes, sending notifications to media, car clubs, and local businesses, and attending nearly 20 other car shows to personally promote the event, the day had finally arrived. Despite the 25mph wind gusts playing games with the paperwork, it was picture perfect weather for the event and the 39 Boy Scouts and 18 leader volunteers were ready for what the day had to offer.
In 2 short hours, vehicle entries started to arrive and by 10am the parking lot had 40 very cool vehicles on display. Entries included a wide range of vehicle types and age. The oldest entry was a 1914 Ford Model T Depot Hack owned by Bob Pressly of Lees Summit. The newest were a 2010 Dodge Challenger owned by David Higby of Kansas City and a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS owned by James Baca III of Lees Summit. During the event, scouts presented demonstrations in First Aid, Knots and Lashings, Dutch Oven Cooking, and Backpack Camping. The KC Slammers Model Car Club worked with kids on building model cars and there was also a performance by Mic O Say Dancer, Travis Houston, to entertain the crowds.
Lots of door prizes were given including car wash coupons, t-shirts, hats, gift certificates to local restaurants, auto detailing, and the grand prize of a large 3 piece tool chest awarded to Rick McNeal of Kansas City. Amazingly he had entered his 1955 Ford F100 pickup in the show so he had a way to transport his very large prize home.
Trophies were awarded to the following 10 entries.
• Best Interior: 1963 Ford Thunderbird owned by Stan and Cathy Suddarth of Liberty
• Best Exterior: 1967 Chevrolet C10 owned by Shawn Shipers of Independence
• Best Engine: 1932 Chevrolet Coupe owned by Robert Bordner of Lees Summit
• Best Work In Progress: 1917 Willys Overland Roadster owned by Mike Adkins of Gladstone
• Best Lowrider: 1967 Chevrolet C10 owned by Shawn Shipers of Independence
• Best Truck: 1981 Chevrolet El Camino owned by Dave Oliver of Independence
• Best Motorcycle: 1999 Harley Custom owned by Jim Patterson of Lees Summit
• Best Car: 2002 Pontiac Trans Am owned by Jillian Hamming of Lees Summit
• Peoples Choice: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible owned by Kurt Powelson of Lees Summit
• Best of Show: 2007 Harley Trike owned by Joel Powell of Kansas City
The event raised over $1700. Proceeds from this event will go to help a group of scouts and leaders attend the Sea Base High Adventure Base in May 2013 where they will live on and man a 45 foot sailboat for a week while learning more about our oceans’ ecosystem. This challenging experience will emphasize teamwork and strengthen their leadership abilities.
Boy Scout Troop 262 greatly appreciates the support they received from local businesses. Without them, this event could not have been the success it was.
Contributions from Chux Trux, DM Creations, Charles F Curry Real Estate, Bob Sight Ford, Go Fast Powersports, Roberts Chevrolet, Lees Summit Auto Group, and ‘Elvis & Me’ DJ Service covered all expenses associated with the event. Many items for vehicle goodie bags and prizes were provided by AutoZone, Blue Springs Harley Davidson, Burger King, Costa Vida, Donnell’s Motorcycles, Filling Station BBQ, Johnny Ray’s Drive Inn, Mary Margaret’s Consignment, Olinger Insurance & Financial Services, Paradise Park, Squeaky Clean Car Wash, Summit Shoe Service, Talley’s Autobody, Travel Clean Car Wash, Quik Trip, Unk’s Burgers, and Waterloo Industries.
This was such a fun and successful event that the Troop is already looking forward to holding the 2nd Annual Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show next year.
Mary C. (Riordan) Guthrie