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September 7, 2013

Sept. 7, 2013: Cheers & Jeers

Cruise In draws its largest crowd

Jim Price, director of the Grissom Air Museum, sends this Cheer:

"Grissom Air Museum hosted its fourth annual Warbird Cruise In car show. We had 181 registered entries, and another 12 classics that arrived after registration closed. The GAM also welcomed another 800 guests, for what is the largest crowd in our four years.

"We gave away more than 50 awards, with the major awards being handed out to the following:

"Mike Grindle and his 1987 Autocycle won the Barry Riggs Memorial; Steve Leach and his 1977 Corvette won the Bud Fivecoate Memorial; Jon Schmidt and his 1944 Willys Jeep won the Commander's Trophy, and Bill Pavey and his 1955 Bel Air won the Warbird Trophy.

"George Mize provided great musical entertainment, and the Vohne Liche Kennels provided our visitors with a great show. Our food vendors, HOOS-UR-GRLS, Slappy’s BBQ, Kona Ice of Kokomo and International Circus Concessions provided outstanding food and drink. Our guests also had access to other vendors and exhibitors including Ivy Tech, Chris Ousley’s Allstate Insurance, and Paul Richards GM Center.

"Prizes were handed out and included two flights on a Huey helicopter, courtesy of the American 369 Group, three rides with our own Bob Barr in his T-34 Mentor, two tickets to see the Diamonds in concert, courtesy of Kokomo Community Concert, a bicycle courtesy of Regions Insurance, a suede jacket courtesy of Cass County Ford, and a $50 prepaid Visa card from Security Federal. Many of our area merchants also donated items that were given away to our guests and our car owners.

"The 2013 Warbird Cruise In was sponsored by Paul Richards GM Center, Jeffrey Price Law Office, Beacon Credit Union-West, Gallahan Oil Co., Eye Physicians Inc. and WOW TOYZ.

"We would like to thank all of the companies that supported this year’s car show, including Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Eriks Chevrolet, City Tire of Peru, RockAuto.com, Gateway Classic Cars, Clown Town Motorcycles, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, AutoZone, NAPA, Johnny Law Motors, Outrageous Apparel, CDB Screen Printing, RDJ Specialties, Family Video, Amelio’s and Ike’s Sports Bar, Pizza Hut of Logansport, Dutch Café, Circus City Grill, Wells Fargo Bank, First Farmers Bank and Trust, Chizzy’s Pizza King, McDonald's, Cole Brothers Water, Marsh, Kroger and Outback Steakhouse.

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