Senior Citizens Concours August 26 - 28

The 34th annual Senior Citizens Concours at South Towne Expo Center saw a nice turn out of British cars, old and new. Jaguars won the marque derby, with entries ranging from 1950 to modern. Bill Rinehardt brought his race prepared Mini, which turned heads as it roared into place. On the modern front there were three new Lotus Elises, which are reputed to be the fastest way to turn $50k into a smile on your face.

This year Cobra was the featured marque, with a stunning display by Larry Miller and Carroll Shelby. Mr. Cobra himself was scheduled to appear, but sent regrets due to health. Ardell Brown had a terrific display of true classic American cars, as did Dewayne Ashmead, who hosted our April tour of his fabulous collection. As always, the Mustangs and Corvettes were out in force, but the hot rods were largely absent due to a conflicting show in Lehi.

At the award ceremony Ardell announced that due to sponsor support and program ad sales, the show was in the black before the doors even opened on Friday. For example, Albertsons covered all costs associated with the venue, and Larry Miller bought a large block of advertising to promote his Miller Motorsports Park under construction near Toole.

J.C. Hackett provided the mood music, with emphasis on songs of the sixties, and Michael Kendall Harris performed live doing dead ringer covers of singers ranging from Willie Nelson to Bob Dylan.

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