Legendary Car Club’s 2013 Shine and Show took place Aug. 24-25, with just under 70 vehicles, including muscle cars, classic cars and at least one “off-road beast” owned by Carbonear’s Scott LeShane entered in the event. Seen here playfully posing playfully beneath LeShane’s burly ‘98 Jeep Cherokee are, from left, Sebastian LeShane (son), Josh Mullins, Travis Cole, Zachary Murray, Zachary Wheadon and Dylan Broomfield. The Cherokee features a 10-inch lift kit, 36-inch “super swamper” tires, and a unique camouflage paint scheme. LeShane is from Carbonear, and can regularly be found on a pole line, on the barrens or climbing rocks in what he affectionately calls his “Duck Commander.”
The CBN Legendary Car Club’s 2013 Shine and Show concluded with a 1955 Ford Customline owned by Derek McDonald of St. John’s taking home the “best hot rod award.”
Another notable award, the Claude Garland Memorial, presented in memory of Carbonear’s former mayor, went to Randy Morgan of Upper Gullies for his 1970 Plymouth Superbird, while the People’s Choice award was presented to George Penney for his ’67 Chevrolet Chavelle.
But members of the Tri Con Special Olympics were the big winners, say organizers. Each year, profits from the event are donated to these special athletes.
Since the first Shine and Show was staged 17 years ago, organizers estimated that $50,000 has been turned over to the group.
“It’s our pleasure to help out these deserving athletes,” said Dan O’Keefe, car club member and event organizer.
A long list of awards were handed out at the closing ceremonies, with the editor’s choice award, sponsored by The Compass and TC Media, going to Philip Churchill for his 1993 GMC Vandura. Churchill is a resident of Portugal Cove.
In all, just under 70 vehicles, including muscle cars, classic cars and at least one “off-road beast” owned by Carbonear’s Scott LeShane was entered in the event.
The show opened on Saturday, August 24, but attendance was low because of the weather. Sunday was a different story, with dozens of people lining Valley Road this afternoon as the vehicles made their way from Paddy’s Garden.
Many left a trail of smoke and rubber as they gave the traditional “burn-out salute” to the crowd.
Organizers say they are looking forward to an event bigger event next year.