The Poway Cruisers had another wonderful day at the park Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday started out cool and drizzly, with 8 of us meeting in the parking lot of the Mercado Shopping Center, corner of Rancho Bernardo Dr. & Bernardo Center Dr. By the time we hit the road as planned at 0700, we lost one car. Greg & Kaaren Thiem decided it was too wet for them so headed for home. The rest of us made the drive in the drizzle to Grape Day Park arriving around 0720, drove right in (no waiting), and parked in a great spot. In short order, we were joined by several others bringing our total to 12 cars. The roster is as follows:
Made the Caravan:
George & Joyce Cowman, Wagon Masters, – ’37 Buick Special Coupe
Dick Pinta – ’66 Ford Mustang Coupe
Ron & Kathy Shedd – ’40 Ford 2 Dr
Bill, Lynn, and Maggie Bryan = ’37 Ford Tudor
Gerrie and MaryAnn Griffin – ’30 Ford Model A Tudor
Mike Sherbo – ’39 Chevrolet Coupe
Joining us at the show were:
Dewey Smith – ’33 Chevrolet Dr
Ray Kusmer – ’37 Chevrolet 4 Dr
Rick & Linda Milford – ’31 Ford Vicky
Earl Asbury – ’65 Corvair Convertible
Dale Partusch & Lee Parker – ’36 Ford Tudor
Gerald DeSoto – ’68 Ford Mustang Coupe
Also making the show as spectators were:
Alex and Jean Ann Abosamra
Although the weather was not the usual SoCal sunny & warm, the day was still enjoyable. It did drizzle off and on most of the morning, resulting in our cars getting soothing massages several times. The paint jobs always look spectacular with a little mist.
Judging for awards took place between 1000 to 1200, with the awards presentation starting at about 1400. Our little band did quite well. Ron & Kathy Shedd’s ’40 Ford, and Dewey Smith ’33 Chevrolet 2 Dr Sedan took home some nice Lucite, and Kathy Shedd accepted the Club Participation Award on behalf of the Poway Cruisers. Way to go!!!
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Just another day in the park for the Poway Cruisers.
George & Joyce Cowman
Wagon Masters for the American Heritage Car Show, Grape Day Park