Tri-County Cruis­ers take home hon­ors at resched­uled car show in Me­chan­icsville

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Af­ter a rainy start to May, 130 par­tic­i­pants and their rides came out for the resched­uled East Coast Drifters’ an­nual car show in Me­chan­icsville.

Held May 15 at the Me­chan­icsville Moose Lodge, the event was es­pe­cially suc­cess­ful for the Tri-County Cruis­ers Rod & Cus­tom Car Club. Its mem­bers took home awards in many cat­e­gories — in­clud­ing the tro­phy for top club par­tic­i­pa­tion.

In the top 60 were Tony Hall’s ’84 El Camino and Paul Har­ris’ ’70 Cord Con­vert­ible. “Best Work in Progress” was awarded to Gary Sut­phin for his ’41 Willys Coupe. Jim and Bar­bara Mor­ris’ ’47 Dodge won first place in the “Rat Rod” cat­e­gory, while Bill Bushey’s ’69 Econo­line with green body and flame mu­rals took home first place in the truck seg­ment.

Pro­ceeds from the event will benefit lo­cal char­i­ties in­clud­ing hospice or­ga­ni­za­tions, Wounded War­riors, Thanks­giv­ing din­ners for the needy and more.

SUB­MIT­TED PHO­TOS

Bill Bushey’s 1969 Econo­line took top hon­ors in the truck cat­e­gory.

Tony Hall’s ‘84 El Camino placed in the top 60 at the East Coast Cruis­ers’ an­nual car show.

Paul Har­ris’ ‘70 Cord Con­vert­ible placed in the top 60 at the East Coast Cruis­ers’ an­nual car show.

Gary Sut­phin’s ‘41 Willys Coupe was awarded “Best Work in Progress” at the East Coast Drifters’ an­nual car show.

Jim and Bar­bara Mor­ris won first place in the “Rat Rod” cat­e­gory for their ‘47 Dodge.

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