Show and Race Results 1996
After a year of planning, the HMCC's BIG SHOW occurred 9/14 and 9/15/96!
Houston Mopar Show and Race
Street Cars & Trucks -- Race Cars & Trucks -- Show Cars & Trucks -- New Cars and Trucks -- Antique Cars & Trucks -- Special Interest Vehicles/Collectables
We battled the elements and remnants of a Pacific hurricane. The Saturday "Mopar vs. the World" race and "Mopar-only car show" went smoothly. On Sunday we had a couple of hours rain delay in early afternoon, but we managed to finish the racing and present the trophy awards Details about the show and race are below. Pictures taken at the event will appear asap, so please visit again!
The race and show took place at Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, Texas.
It was sponsored by the HMCC and show proceeds will benefit a local charity.
1st Place: 1970 Dodge Dart, Jim Poncik; Runner Up: 1972 Dodge Demon, Dan Letsch
1st Place: 1972 Dodge Demon, Liz Carter
RunnerUp: 1974 Plymouth Space Duster, Ray Galatas; RunnerUp: 1971 Dodge Demon, Dale Womack
1st Place: 1970 Superbird, Paul & Sam Edwards
RunnerUp:1970 Roadrunner, Pat Gilchriest; RunnerUp: 1971 GTX, Terry Hatfield; RunnerUp: 1970 Roadrunner, Steven Schulte
1st Place: 1965 Belvedere, Jerry Ferguson
RunnerUp: 1975 Roadrunner, David Stumer
1st Place: 1967 Coronet R/T, Mike Fontenot
RunnerUp: 1970 Coronet R/T, Glenn & Pam McCampbell; RunnerUp: 1967 Charger, Ken Ward; RunnerUp: 1966 Charger, Edwin Dyer; RunnerUp: 1969 Charger, Roger Myers
RunnerUp: 1967 Coronet, John Loehmann; RunnerUp: 1973 Charger, Eddie Howard; RunnerUp: 1967 Charger, Scott Titus; RunnerUp, 1963 Polara 500, Jim Peavy
1st Place: 1976 Cordoba, Bob Gwin
1st Place, 1962 Chrysler 300H, John Rumfolo
RunnerUp, 1970 Plymouth Fury Grand Coupe Mod Top, Robert Brewer
1st Place: 1971 Dodge Challenger, Don & Janell Hare
RunnerUp: 1973 Plymouth Cuda, Bill Lindsey; RunnerUp: 1971 Plymouth Cuda, George Daniels; RunnerUp: 1970 Hemi-Cuda, Paul & Sam Edwards
1st Place: 1970 Plymouth Cuda, Max & Gaye Dotter
RunnerUp: 1970 Dodge Challenger, Armando Llanos; RunnerUp: 1970 Dodge Challenger, Daniel Gashette; RunnerUp: 1972 Plymouth Barracuda, Mark Burton
1st Place: 1959 Desoto, D. Schultz
1st Place: 1991 Dodge Spirit R/T, Derrick Parm
RunnerUp: 1992 Dodge Stealth, Geri & Wes Pieper
RunnerUp: 1948 Dodge, Milton Wendrock
RunnerUp: 1979 Lil Red Express, Cliff & Allyn Dukes
RunnerUp: 1996 Dodge Ram, Mike Prokop; RunnerUp: 1997 Dodge Ram, Bob Freasier; RunnerUp: 1995 Dodge Ram, R. D. Morrison
RunnerUp: 1967 Barracuda, Ron & Debbie Howard; RunnerUp: 1970 Roadrunner, Jim Johnson
RunnerUp: 1969 Javelin, Larry Roberts; RunnerUp: 1969 AMX, Mark Perkins
RunnerUp: Rear Engine Dragster, Bruce Smith
1st Place: 1975 Dodge Dart "Hang 10," Nick Orr
RunnerUp: 1973 Dodge Charger, Tom Chapman; RunnerUp: 1970 Dodge Truck, Michael Jones
1st Place: 1915 Locomobile Touring, Gary Williams
1956 Nash , Robert Kirkley
1950 Dodge Truck Roy & Jane Braden
1974 Plymouth, Raymond & Dolores Galatas: Space Duster; Distance Driven: 347 miles
1965 Hemi Plymouth Belvedere, Jerry Ferguson
1965 Plymouth Satellite, Lynn Snowden
1976 Chrysler Cordoba, Bob Gwin
1915 Locomobile Touring Street Rod, Gary Williams
1st Place: Mopar Muscle Club of San Antonio -- 15 entries
RunnerUp: Bayshore Fine Rides -- 5 entries
This award is presented in honor of Don "Mr. Mopar" Waits. Don was a well-known and loved Mopar parts vendor in Texas and the Southwest U.S. Don passed away in 1996 and the Mopar community mourns his loss.
This year was the first year of what will be an annual award presented to a member of the HMCC. Club members vote to determine the club member who has contributed the most to the club over the past year.
Club President Jean Baxter graciously accepted this year's award as Don's widow and family looked on during the show's Sunday award ceremony.
1st Place - Apollo Perez, Pearland, TX - 1971 Charger; 2nd Place - Jim Vaught, Converse, TX - 1994 Dakota Truck
1st Place - Scott O'Hagan, New Waverely, TX - 1979 Dodge Pickup; 2nd Place - Tim Knapp, Conroe, TX - 1994 Dodge Ram Truck; 3rd Place - Nathan Decker, Clute, TX - 1973 Dodge Pickup
1st Place - Rickey Denton, Beaumont, TX - 1971 Challenger; 2nd Place - Patrick Bishop, Texas City, TX - 1973 Charger; 3rd Place - Camelia Creel, Beaumont, TX - 1969 Barracuda
The Car Show
Okay -- it is not original, but it looks wild!
The Baxter's Challenger - A Mean, Green, Trophy Machine!!