In an overview of recent car shows, the members learned that Leonard Walgren and James Huff attended the Fowler Car Show. The club received second place. For the Bent County Car Show on July 20, Doug and Missy Ricken were in charge and had roughly 28 cars registered. Cash and door prizes were given out.

A highlight of the Bent County car show was cousins, one from La Junta and the other from Kansas met up. They hadn’t seen each other for years. A storm was moving in just as everyone was leaving. In the Canon City Car Show July 20, Lee Fulbright and Alvin Grim attended with 49 cars lined up. Both had a fun time with nice people and good food.

The club participated in the Arkansas Valley Parade at 10 a.m. on Aug. 16. Gordon French handed out trophies and other prizes at the close of the show on Aug. 18.

In September, the Eads Car Show is on Sept. 14 and Leonard Walgren registered the club to participate. The Eads Car Show is also on Sept. 14 and the SECAVC show will be Sept. 21 at the La Junta City Park - but not on the grass!

Dash plaques and fliers for the event will be ready by the Sept. 3 meeting. Samantha Eddy will be doing concessions.

Every year club members go to area businesses getting giveaway prizes for those registered in the car show. This year the club is giving away cash prizes. Walgren moved that the club match any donations that come in, Terry Menges seconded, and the motion carried.

2019 officers: President Hank Neiberger, Vice President James Huff, Secretary Karen Menges, Treasurer Carol Allen; board members: Dan Wagner, Bill Allen, Larry Grant

Sept. 3 – Tuesday, La Junta, 7 p.m. Car Club Meeting

Sept. 14 – Saturday, La Junta, 9 a.m. line-up, Early Settler Day parade

Sept. 21 – Saturday, La Junta, SECAVC Car Show, La Junta Park 8 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Sept. 20 – 22 Friday–Sunday, Fountain, Pikes Peak Hot Road Rock & Rumble
At the Pikes Peak International Speedway, 16650 Midway Ranch Rd. Sept. 28 – Saturday, Holly Oct. 1 – Tuesday, La Junta, 7 p.m. Car Club Meeting

Oct. TBA, Saturday Rocky Ford, CO Cottonwood Manor Car Show

Nov. 5 – Tuesday, La Junta, Annual Car Club Soup & Chili Supper

Dec. 3 – Tuesday, Annual Car Club Christmas Dinner and Gift Exchange