First school nutrition association car show nets $1,200

An early 1960s Volkswagen Beetle

An early 1960s Volkswagen Beetle flanks a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air station wagon during the car show.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 04:59 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Forty-three of Detroit's classic and more recent products were joined by one vehicle each from Wolfsburg and Hiroshima to complete the Okaloosa School Nutrition Association's inaugural car show.

Vehicle registration fees and sales of lunch plates, combined with bounce house admission tickets, raised $1,200 for the association's scholarship fund and continuing education efforts.

"We had 45 cars! Isn't that awesome for the first car show?" organizer Lynn Rogers, Crestview High School’s cafeteria manager, said. "Everybody said it was going to rain but it just turned out to be a perfect day. It was fun. We had a good time."

Vehicles lining the high school's front parking lot ranged from souped-up 1930s roadsters to 1950s sedans with gleaming chrome bumper bullets and hood ornaments.

Classic cars from the ’60s included the Rogers family's 1967 Plymouth Satellite, a pair of vintage Mustangs, a yellow Thunderbird, and a Mercury Cougar.

A Pepto-Bismol pink early-’60s Volkswagen Bug and a 1989 Mazda B2200 truck converted to a low rider, just barely off the parking lot, attracted car buffs who munched barbecue sandwiches and hotdogs while strolling from car to car.

Newer entries included a late-model Trans Am with an ultra-detailed paint scheme made to look as if the sleek car was peeling off its factory skin to unveil the beast lurking within.

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