The morning sky was sunny and clear as the 17th annual Baker Classic Car Show geared up for a day of fun at the Baker Lake Gazebo June 4.
By Sherry Vogel
The parking lot was full as exhibitors and fans alike enjoyed viewing classic automobiles and pickups from a bygone era. The 90 cars exhibited rolled in from Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and as far away as Kansas. Fifties music was literally “towed in”, courtesy of Baker Body Shop as Don Buerkle emceed the event.
GETIM Here, Prairie Fire Concessions and the Community Church Youth Kids provided much appreciated cold beverages and food. Vendors were on hand to do face painting and sell craft items. Prairie Rose Classics shuttled show goers to and from their museum in a little six seat ‘57 Chevy “hot rod”.
At the end of the afternoon, many door prizes and cash drawings were awarded. Lyle Neary of Baker was the lucky winner of the 50/50 drawing. Alvin Croy presented this year’s Eddy Award to Jed Hendricks from Ekalaka. The “most cars” car club went to Dakota Territory from Bowman.
Classic Cruisers was honored to have exhibited this year a 1975 Cadillac owned by Clarence Volz from Ray, ND. This vehicle was one of only 22 that was built by the Mirage Car Company, as it burned down after only three years in production.