Show N’ Shine brings in hun­dreds of vis­i­tors

CBN Leg­endary Car Club host suc­cess­ful event in Car­bon­ear

The Compass - - SPORTS - BYMELISSA JENK­INS Melissa.jenk­ins@tc.tc

It was a beau­ti­ful weekend July 56 in Car­bon­ear for the CBN Leg­endary Car Club show n’ shine event, with warm weather and bright sun.

The mem­bers of the club are ve­hi­cle en­thu­si­asts, but they also give their time to vol­un­teer­ing for a good cause — th e Tr i Con Spe­cial Olympics.

For 18 years, the group has hosted the show n’ shine to raise money for the group and its mem­bers. Many of those mem­bers were on hand through­out the weekend at Paddy’s Gar­den on Val­ley Road tak­ing money at the en­trance gate and hand­ing out awards.

With dozens of ve­hi­cles en­tered in this year’s show­case, it was a dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion for many ob­servers which car to vote for the people’s choice award. But, af­ter the votes were tal­lied, Tor­bay’s Gary Hil­lier earned the win with his red 1960 Chevro­let Im­pala. He also took home the award for MHA choice, which was de­cided by Car­bon­ear-Har­bour Grace MHA Sam Slade.

There were sev­eral me­mo­rial awards handed out this year in mem­ory of sup­port­ers of the event and car en­thu­si­asts.

Car­bon­ear’s Chris St. Croix earned the Sean O’Keefe Me­mo­rial award, spon­sored by Mur­phy’s Garage. St. Croix owns a 1974 Ply­mouth Bar­racuda. The award is named af­ter Sean O’Keefe, who lost his life in 2005 af­ter an in­dus­trial ac­ci­dent in Al­berta.

An­other award was handed out in mem­ory of a for­mer Car­bon­ear mayor and big sup­porter of the event who died 10 years ago, the late Claude Gar­land. The Claude Gar­land Me­mo­rial award was given to Bob Ros­siter of Sal­mon Cove with his 1966 Ford Mus­tang. Ros­siter is a prospect in the CBN Leg­endary Car Club, and hopes to be a full-fledged mem­ber soon.

The weekend was a suc­cess, and hun­dreds of people, many of them fam­i­lies, who came out to see the ve­hi­cles went home happy. There were many dif­fer­ent types of ve­hi­cles from Buicks to Ply­mouths to Willys, and years span­ning more than six decades. There was some­thing for ev­ery­one.

Many who par­tic­i­pated left ready to show their ve­hi­cles at the next show n’ shine event in an­other town, with some promis­ing to re­turn next year for the great cause.

For a full list of award win­ners, see www.cb­n­com­pass.ca.

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