Classic cars wow Crestview residents (PHOTOS)

CHS car show 2014

Clockwise from top left, Crestview High School junior Trevor Vaughn chats with Jerry Cunningham, who explains the details of his newly acquired 1951 Buick Eight Special. Clyde Fahie displays one of his native Virgin Islands' popular exports as he poses beside his "pride and joy," a 1955 Volkswagen Beetle. Laurel Hill resident Charlie Beck, 12, settles comfortably behind the wheel of Cunningham's 1951 Buick Eight Special. Richbourg E.S.E. School teacher Karen Wooten and student Jovontae Griffin stand next to a classic 1966 Mustang Coupé being raffled to benefit Richbourg and Silver Sands Schools.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 02:55 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Crestview High School junior Trevor Vaughn appreciates a fine old car.

Though his 1971 Mustang Fastback is well known on campus, he was drawn to Holt resident Jerry Cunningham's newest acquisition.

Last fall, Cunningham bought a 1951 Buick Eight Special on eBay, sight unseen. It joined his fleet of 1940s Buicks and a 1941 Dodge pickup truck. He exhibited some of them March 15 during the Okaloosa School Nutrition Association's second annual car show at Crestview High.

See photos from the Crestview High car show here>>

Despite occasional rain, organizers of the scholarship benefit were pleased that 59 vehicles — 14 more than last year — registered.

"Even though with the bad weather and all, we had a good time and everybody else had a good time," Crestview High cafeteria manager Lynn Rogers said. "It turned out pretty good, I think."

Total tallies weren't available as of press time, but Rogers said the group expects to at least match if not exceed last year's $1,200 totaltoward its annual scholarship.



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