Sunday, May 22, 2011
Nebraska Furniture Mart Friends and Family Car Show ambushed by nice weather
This is usually a pretty nice show. My friend Doug Hayes, who is responsible for a big chunk of this event, has spent a lot of time around the local stock car tracks, and you can see some of that influence in the way this show is presented. The participant sign-in sheet is exactly like one a driver would use to gain access to the pits, concessions are decidedly speedway-like, and a large portion of the show is dedicated to race cars.
Trophies and awards for this show are based on how much in donations each car gets in their little cup. That means something really awful could potentially win first place if they throw enough into their kitty. That's OK, though, because the proceeds all go to the Dream Factory. Organizers say they raised $1,500 this year, so I'd say that's a pretty good day.
I am including a pretty large slideshow of all the cars and trucks at the Nebraska Furniture Mart Friends and Family Car Show below, and as you can see, it was a great event. But if I go to this thing next year, I don't care if it's snowing when I leave the house ... I'm wearing sunscreen!