Car, quilt shows a huge success
I t was Chamber of Commerce weather in Thorndale on Saturday for the third annual Thorndale Area Car Show/Quilt Show/Arts & Crafts events. A large crowd supported the activities up and down FM 486 South in downtown Thorndale.
And the thunder rolled when the Louis Run motorcycle event roared out of town for their tour of Central Texas. Thanks to all the TACC volunteers and their committees for making this a very successful day.
A very special thank you goes to our fine sponsors for making this event possible:
Chrome Level—Patin Construction, The Original Nyle Maxwell Cars, Jack Hilliard Distributing.
Polished Aluminum Level— Prosper it y Bank/ Thorndale, Rockdale Country Ford, Downtown Café, The Thorndale Champion, Keefer Kreations.
Bondo Level—Rodenbeck Farm and R anch, Thorndale Meat Market, Sassy Up Salon, IESI Disposal.
QUILT SHOW—The Airing of the Quilts was well attended and the variety of quilts was enjoyed by all. Heritage quilts were on display in the entrance to the quilt show and the viewer judging resulted in the following winners:
Best of Show—Sandra O’Donnell/Bon Voyage.
Large Professionally Quilted— Sandra O’Donnell/Bon Voyage, first; Earl & Evelyn Wuensche/Our Family, second. Group Quilted—Sarah Beard/ Crosses & Losses, first; Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce/The Wild Thing, second.
Large Hand Quilted—Rosalie Biar/Cathedral Window, first; Dorothy Palm/Double Wedding Ring, second.
Small Hand Quilted—June Clark/ Dutch Doll in Redwork, first.
Large Special Technique—Sarah Beard/Marilyn’s Basket, first; Rosemary Lawrence/48 State Quilt, second.
Small Special Technique—Donna Johnston/Texas Our Texas, first; Betty Atkins/Betty’s Wild Flowers, second.
Large Machine Quilted—Kristi Becker/Christmas Quilt, first; Jane Becker/My First Quilt, second.
Small Machine Quilted—Jane Becker/Cats, first; Kristi Becker/ Fabulous Frogs, second.
Congratulations to the winners in the Quilt Show and to all who shared their quilts with us. Preserving the fine art of quilting is one of the goals of the Quilt Show.
CAR SHOW—The Classic Cars were on display on both sides of the street and made a colorful display for all to see. Thanks to all who entered the show and those that came out to enjoy their handiwork. Coming from all around the Central Texas area, the approximately seventy cars and ninety motorcycles made the Car Show a hit. The large variety of entries were judged with the following results:
Best of Show—Billy Bachmayer, 1962 Dodge M37
Best Old Car, pre 1930s—Larry Cissna, 1930 Model A
Best Old Car, 1930s—Billy Bachmayer, 1937 Plymouth
Best Old Car, 1940s—Danny Puolk, 1948 Chevy
Best Old Car, 1950s—Jack Trulove, 1957 Chevy
Best Old Car, 1960s— Darryl Gayheart, 1960 Chevy Impala
Best Old Car, 1970s—Nelson Stone, 1978 VW Beetle
Best Old Car, 1980s— Gary Hurta, 1980 Trans Am
Best Orphan—Roger Lanier, 1934 Chevy
Best Mustang—Darryl Paris, 1969 Shelby
Best Camero—Ronnie Prado, 1969 Camaro
Best Corvette—Becky Larson, 2004 Corvette
Best Muscle Car— Budd Parker, 1979 Super Bee
Best Rod Rat— Perrell Larson, 1922 T-Bucket
Best Convertible— Allen Hejl, 1984 Mercury McLaren
Most Factory Original—Becky Gufferell, 1952 Chevy
Best Truck—Tom Kelly, 1962 Chevy
Best Off-Road Vehicle—Billy Bachmayer, 1947 GMC
Best Non-Road Legal—Scott Richter, Murray Riding Mower
Best Exotic—Billy Bachmayer, 1962 Dodge M37
Thanks to all who entered the Car Show and to all the viewers who participated in the judging and all who turned out to appreciate the workmanship that went into preserving these fine examples of our car history.
Thanks also to all who supported our merchants during the day and our Arts and Crafts vendors. Without your support the day would not have turned out as well as it did. The TACC hopes all enjoyed the day and found something they truly enjoyed.