Boyd Barrett’s 1970 Chevelle SS will be featured on the dash plaques for this year’s Dam Few Cruisers Car Show, to be held at the Vandalia Fairgrounds Saturday, June 21.
The car was built in Arlington, Texas and originally invoiced to L.R. Cooke in Lexington, Ky. Boyd bought it in 2000 from his friend, Bill Harris.
He waited a few years and then started a complete restoration of the car. Boyd did most of the restoration himself, including the paint and body work. He received assistance with the upholstery from Linda and Jim White and Mike and Greg Andrews. Barry Sparks built the engine. Working evenings and weekends, Boyd completed the restoration in approximately one-and-a-half years. The Chevelle is powered by a 396 C.I. engine backed by a four-speed transmission. The color is a beautiful black cherry.
This will be the 17th annual car show sponsored by the Dam Few Cruisers Car Club.
The car club is a non-profit organization with profits from events donated back to organizations in the Vandalia and surrounding communities.
The club also awards an academic scholarship in memory of Ted Seeley to an area high school student who plans to pursue a career in auto body or mechanics.
The car and truck show registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be drive-thru judging, with judges provided by the club.
Club members display their vehicles but do not compete for the awards.
A burnout contest will be held at approximately 2:30 p.m. You may enter the burnout contest without being a car show participant.
Awards will be presented at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Food concessions will be on the grounds.
Visitors are invited to bring the whole family, as there will be hot wheel races for the children.
The public is invited to come out to the Fairgrounds and view the show cars and enjoy the food and burnout contest.
For further information, contact Boyd at 573-594-3465, Mike at 573-721-2295, or Barry at 573-594-3522. The phone number the day of the show will be 573-473-7795 and the event will be held rain or shine.