Wichita Section

20th Annual McPherson College Car and Motorcycle Show

20th Annual McPherson College Car and Motorcycle Show

Saturday, May 4, 2019 -
8:30am to 3:00pm

The Wichita Section played host to a Rocky Mountain Regional event at McPherson College's 20th Annual Car and Motorcycle Show.  Around 9 cars drove up from Wichita and were joined by cars from the Pikes Peak Section.  Additionally, 9 cars from the Kansas City Section and a car from the Central Oklahoma Section participated.  In all, there were 23 Mercedes-Benzs at the car show, by the far the most represented foreign brand vehicle there.  In all, there were just over 360 vehicles at the show.

The weather started out foggy with a bit of drizzle but became a gorgeous day as the sun rose into a blue sky.  As part of the event, the Wichita Section hosted a BBQ lunch for all club members with the delicious meat and sides provided by Woodies Smokehouse BBQ in McPherson.  Everyone ate very well!  Special thanks go out to Wichita Section members Dave Snodgrass for providing tables and chairs for the event and to Brett Gaffney for arranging the lunch.

During the show participants got to check out hundreds of cars, take tours of the Auto Restoration program and workshop at McPherson College, and watch a timed Model T assembly contest.  The featured cars at the show were a 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix racecar, a 1946 Kurtis Novi Indy racecar, a very rare 1952 Ferrari 212 Vignale, and a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda.  The special guest at the show was Donald Osborne, a renown car appraiser and frequent guest on the show Jay Leno's Garage.

This was a fun event and we are looking forward to next year's show on May 2nd, 2020!