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May 31, 2013 8:50 AM by Dennis Bragg - KPAX News

Superior car show honors all eras of cars and owners

SUPERIOR - Some car shows focus only on specific brands or years of automobiles, but an event this weekend in Mineral County welcomes anyone, and every kind of car.

Collectors and enthusiasts from all over the region have gathered at the Old School House in Superior to share their love of cars, restored or original, classics or more recent models for 14 years.

It's that variety which makes the Old School House Rock Car Show unique.

Initially started with the help of a regional car club in 2000, the locals took over and kept this show going, celebrating cars and also giving the younger residents of Superior a chance for involvement, even designing the trophies.

"It's been a great chance for people in our community to grow and enjoy the art of working with old cars. I'd rather see the kids working on old cars than getting into trouble, and that's my job is to make sure we have something available for them. And so I encourage all the kids to go ahead and be involved in this car show," show organizer Gordon Hendrick explained.

Although some cars return every year, others will be new, including a sweet little "T-bucket" hot rod. Based on a 1927 Model T pickup, it's Corvette motor makes it go just a little faster than the original.

"I have always wanted an old T bucket roadster. Something that was really hopped up. Something to have fun and goof off with. Go cruising' through town. We don't drive it all the time. Just on good days like this when it's sunny outside. Because it doesn't have a top," a man know as Grizzly Bob told us.

Whether it's showing the kids what a Studebaker looks like, or celebrating top-notch versions of more recent muscle cars, this show has something for just about every one.

The event starts with registration on Friday at 4 p.m., with the cars and swap meet running from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, including a ceremony honoring successful efforts to get people to buckle up.

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