Recent Event Photographs
2016 Howard County Fair Collector Car Show
Many Chesapeake Region members contribute their time, talents and effort to make our annual Howard County Collector Car Show runs smoothly. Here Gary Wilmer, Andrew Wilmer and Tom Young man the Reception Booth, where the entry fee is collected.
Tom Young gives directions to a driver on how to locate the show field.
With a 9:00 am car show opening time, these volunteers need to arrive very early on show day. Posted along the route for giving drivers directions to the show field, here Tom Dawson feigns catching up on sleep during a lull in the show car arrival.
Wide awake, however, making sure drivers made the proper final left turn toward the show field, was Phil Hack who had the "final word" on directions.
At the entrance to the show field, Vicky Wilmer, Ann Kenney and Sandi Deeds managed registration of all participants and their vehicles.
Nick Prevas is busy recording his 1966 Corvette information.
Evident, immediately upon entering the show field, was the wide variety of vehicles participating in this year's show.
Ray's bright yellow 1955 Corvette was a real eye-catcher... with quite a history!
An adjacent group of Model A Fords stood out among the generally newer vehicles displayed on the field.
With over 130 vehicles attending, overflow parking along the tree line began to fill up quickly.
The warm, sunny weather brought out lots of vehicles, as well as many canopies to keep participants as cool as possible.
Gene's 1957 Oldsmobile Rocket 88.
A fully restored Ford Model A.
A fully modified roadster of unknown origin.
A 1930s era dump truck, lovingly restored.
A highly modified, and automated, Dodge Charger, displaying its "Lambo" doors.
Gus's 1965 Volkswagen Beetle
A beautiful current edition of the classic Chevrolet Camaro muscle car.
Our judging team of Nick Prevas, Bill Wurzell and Phil Hack stand ready -- clip boards in hand -- to make their way among the 130 plus vehicles on display, looking for "top 30" candidates.
Meanwhile, at the Fair, the Clydesdale horses of the Suttler Post Farm are lined up, ready to be hitched to a nearby wagon... a vintage "muscle car" of sorts!
The fairway hosted the usual variety of foods and treats...
...rides and attractions...
...and games of all types... for all ages.
As the 2:00 pm time for the award ceremony approached, show participants assembled to hopefully hear their names called and their vehicles honored.
Nick Prevas had the honor of calling out the recipients of the "Top 30" awards.
Each awardee was presented with a nice "Top 30" plaque.
Here, Ed Allen receives his award for his 1959 Buick Electra 225.
Capturing the "Best of Show" honors was Dave for his standout 1956 Mercury Monterey.
Dave's "Best of Show" 1956 Mercury Monterey, brilliant in the bright sunshine.
This year's Howard County Fair Collector Car Show was a great success by all measures. The "Best of Show" 1956 Mercury exemplifies the quality of the many outstanding vehicles on display.