Show N’ Shine brings in hundreds of visitors
CBN Legendary Car Club host successful event in Carbonear
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.