Hy-Vee Car Show

By EMOKE BEBIAK

neighborhoods@columbiamissourian.com

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The eighth annual car show at the Hy-Vee on West Broadway showcased historic vehicles on Saturday. The show had nine cars this year, and all of them belonged to local Hy-Vee customers. About 25 visitors came out to look at the vehicles.

The cars, many of them made in the 1960s and earlier, caught the eye of by-passers with their distinct looks. The show featured a ’67 GTO, ’64 Ford Galaxie and a ’63 Corvette String Ray. Visitors also got to see a Model A from 1930 and ’46 Ford.

Organizer Daryl Dudley started the car show in 2003 as part of the Hy-Vee Springtime Party. Dudley, the Fourth Ward councilman, said he likes cars, so he started the annual car show with the local Old Wheels Car Club.

“These were not designed for good mileage,” he said. “These were designed to look flashy when you drive down the road.”

His dream car is a ’70 Studebaker. “It looks like a two-roll corn-picker coming at you on the road,” Dudley said.

The event usually draws about 30 cars, but two other car shows limited the number of cars. The annual show is put on by Hy-Vee on the last weekend of April, but this year the show had to be rescheduled due to rain.

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