Car Show in Batesville, Sat Aug 8th

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Car Show in Batesville, Sat Aug 8th

Postby raybs » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:24 am

A few APAers plan to hit the River City Car Club show at Mark Martin Ford in Batesville Saturday (Aug 8th). Tentatively, we'll LEAVE the Cabot K-Mart parking lot (2nd Cabot Exit, keep turning right, you'll see it) at 7:30 AM Sharp. We will stop at the WalMart parking lot in Searcy to gather up Lynda and Lee Flieg by 8 AM, then head directly up there. The show starts (judging) at 10AM and lasts until 2PM.
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Re: Car Show in Batesville, Sat Aug 8th

Postby ArkGL01 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:52 am

I plan on going just not showing! See you at K MART!

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Re: Car Show in Batesville, Sat Aug 8th

Postby raybs » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:17 am

ArkGL01 wrote:I plan on going just not showing! See you at K MART!


You should show it! (I am) It's for charity anyway. Besides, we gotta show them Ford boys that you don't need a blower or a turbo to make power. crackwhip
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Re: Car Show in Batesville, Sat Aug 8th

Postby caramaro » Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:45 pm

he's got a birthday party to attend that afternoon.not sure exactly on what i'll do.i hurt my back today so i may do the same....
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Re: Car Show in Batesville, Sat Aug 8th

Postby 77TA » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:52 pm

I remember going to this show when I lived in batesville. They had a good turn out and if its down by the river it is normally very nice... gosh that has been 15 years ago now.....One day id like to attend another, just can't this time around. I think it would be cool to have the Red and the Blue G8's parked next to each other...
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Re: Car Show in Batesville, Sat Aug 8th

Postby caramaro » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:52 pm

no it's the one at the mark martin dealership.i too attended the one down by the river until they put my heavy modded 95z28 show car in the same class as a trailered mint 68 camaro.done.no more of that.....
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Re: Car Show in Batesville, Sat Aug 8th

Postby raybs » Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:25 pm

Well it was warm,but overall a pretty nice show. The drive was pleasant and the road wasn't bad (though there was some road work). They said there were 98 registered cars and I don't htink that counted the River City Cruisers cars. Mark Osborne and Cara Haynie came in Mark's new Stryker Blue G8 GXP, and it looks even better in person than in his pictures. Lynda and Lee Flieg drove up from Searcy in their white 70 GTO - that car keeps looking better. Frankie Rider showed up to check out the cars - he works nights so I was really amazed he made it at all (I couldn't). He didn't bring a car, but since he's also a member of the River City Cruisers, it would have been a display only anyway. Marshall Johnson showed up later in the day with his Bonneville (and with news on his progress on his 78 T/A). Mary Ann, Eric and I took our new Sport Red G8 GXP - the a/c works better than the GTO's and I wanted to break it in a little.

There were 10 total Pontiacs there, including 2 65 GTOs (one was for sale) and a 66 and a 71 Lemans. There was also a yellow 78 T/A (not David's) and a Black/Gold 79 w/403 auto.

The plus side to the location was that if you got hot (we did), you could go into the dealership and check out Mark Martin's museum. We had done that a few years ago but it was worth another look - and their waiting room was large and had Speed TV.

Overall, it was a good day.
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Re: Car Show in Batesville, Sat Aug 8th

Postby caramaro » Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:43 pm

warm?uhm no it was HOT
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Re: Car Show in Batesville, Sat Aug 8th

Postby critter » Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:45 pm

It was cold and wet here in Ohio, all day long. They say heat tomorrow. Glad you folks had a good time.
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