The CBN

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - Photo by Terry Roberts/The Com­pass

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.

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