Car buffs pay visit to Geronimo
Sun, 01/26/2014 - 3:23am Josh Rouse
GERONIMO Saturday was a great day for a car show.
The town of Geronimo stared down Mother Nature while scheduling the first ever Geronimo Car Show in the middle of January. While temperatures didn't even hit the freezing mark only two days prior, Saturday's weather was a passing glimpse of the spring months to come, providing the dozens of car owners and hundreds of visitors an excellent morning and afternoon of car gazing.
"It's pretty great to be out here," said Geronimo resident Sherry Miller. "This is the first time we've had something like this in town."
Her daughter, Demya Miller, participated in a power wheels race around a makeshift racetrack. She finished first in her division, and won a trophy and a goody bag.
The entry list of cars was exceptionally long, especially for a show in its inaugural year. There was a nice mixture of new and vintage automobiles. A racing yellow 2014 Chevy Corvette was a popular attraction for hot rod enthusiasts. A vintage '60s-era Chevy Camaro with a chrome bug catcher fired up and revved its engine a few times to let everyone know it was around.
Ural Rogers has been showing his '41 Chevy for seven years, winning numerous awards and trophies. He said Saturday's car show was one of the most impressive he's ever seen.
"For just the first year, the amount of cars and how they put this all together is fabulous," he said. "There's so much room for the cars to park and people to look at them. It's outdoors, which is nice. It's really great."