Brickstreet Nationals in Augusta was worth the trip

08/08/2014 5:44 PM

08/13/2014 12:34 PM

Sometimes the abundance of car shows in our area presents a real dilemma. For example, I have always had to choose between the Smoky Valley Classic Car Show in Lindsborg and the WFO Guys Brickstreet Nationals Car Show in Augusta.

Since I live less than 30 miles from Lindsborg and the Smoky Valley show is held in a beautiful, shady park, I normally head up there, especially on August days when temps are pushing 100 degrees.

Last weekend, however, with milder temps and Joe Newlon and Corky Cook of the WFO Guys applying some friendly pressure, I decided to try the nearly impossible: two car shows separated by about 100 miles, in one day. I hit Lindsborg in the morning, then zipped down to Augusta in the afternoon.

It was my first time to take in the WFO show and I have to say, I was really impressed. Great cars, great people and a fantastic venue, with vehicles lining both sides of the main drag for six blocks, with the overflow on side streets. And the guys even took pity on me and chauffeured me around in a golf cart. Thanks for the hospitality, guys.

Maybe it was the 100-degree-plus heat at the Leadsled Spectacular in Salina, but I somehow credited a beautiful 1954 Lincoln Capri to the wrong owner in a photo caption last week. The rightful owners of that purple custom machine are Rob and Debb Butler of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Thanks to Gloria Harness for catching the goof.

Reach Mike Berry at mberry@wichitaeagle.com.

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