Bill Harris’s 1970 Chevelle Super Sport will be featured on the dash plaques for the Dam Few Cruiser’s Car Show to be held at the Vandalia Fair grounds Saturday, June 23, 2012.
The Chevelle was purchased in 2002 from Alabama and is almost identical to a 1970 Chevelle SS that Bill purchased from the Ted Mottaz dealership when he returned from the service in Vietnam.
Bill’s Chevelle features a 454 big block that has been bored and stroked to 498 c.i. and backed by a 4 speed transmission. It is a numbers matching car and features factory air conditioning. The factory A/C is the only difference from Bill’s original Chevelle although he did add Chevrolet aftermarket A/C to his original car.
The color is a beautiful autumn gold.
In addition to the featured car, Bill also owns a fathom blue 1970 Chevelle SS and a cortez silver 1970 Chevelle SS. He plans to leave a car to each of his three grandsons ranging in ages 4–13.
This will be the 15th annual car show sponsored by the Dam Few Cruisers Car Club. The car club is a nonprofit 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. This year’s scholarship recipient is Jonathan Kurz from Vandalia, Mo.
The car and truck show registration will be from 9 a.m.-noon with an entry fee of $15. 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. Participants 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. The fish fry has been replaced this year with choice ribeye and tenderloin sandwiches. Those attending are encouraged 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 A limited number of T-shirts commemorating the show will also be available for purchase. 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.