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 Story and Photos by Hal Sanguinetti
If you’ve never been to the little town of Winslow, Arizona for the annual Just Cruis’n car show, you’re missing
out on a real treat! This is very possibly the best small-town car show there is, certainly the best I’ve ever attended. The whole town really gets into the show, with the main street of the old part of town enthusiastically participating.
This year’s show had 214 entries: there were so many cars that the show area had to be extended an extra two blocks west of what was originally
planned. In addition, every side street was filled with cars of all kinds, not
just hot rods or show cars. There were classics, restored & unrestored; muscle cars galore, late model domestic and foreign and even a section for all-out race cars, filled with dragsters (including my restored 1972 Top Fuel car, the Walton-Cerny-Moody car). Do you like Willys? There were at least five 40-41 Willys, including a pickup and one with a blown & electronic fuel injected 392 hemi Chrysler - that was driven in!
Unfortunately, the owner pulled out early fearing his candy red-orange paint would get spotted from rain (which never came), and missed out on the Best Engine award.
There were some really rare cars
too, including a Hupmobile. Yep, a
real, genuine Hupmobile. It turned out this super-rare machine was found in
a shed right around the corner from
the Speedworld dragstrip and lovingly restored. However, it now has a Chevy LS engine & driveline and a 9” Ford rear
end, but from the outside, you’d never know.
Plan on going next year - motel rooms are reasonable, lots of places
to eat, including several good ones
right on the show street, and lots of car enthusiasts from all over enjoying the show! Arizona EXTREME Motorsports will have a display ad next year, so watch for it. v
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