"That's what we're here for. To have a good time," said Randy Schultz, chairman of the Knights Auto Club that will host their 23rd annual car show in Woodland Park Saturday, June 28, 2008.
"That's what we're here for. To have a good time," said Randy Schultz, chairman of the Knights Auto Club, which will host its 23rd annual car show in Woodland Park Saturday, June 28.
Schultz and his wife, Lisa, of Shawnee, will display their two trucks along with vehicles owned by the other 38 members of the club. The club counts each member of the family. Schultz said by November they will have 42 members, because Jessica Utter will have twins.
He predicts more than 20 cars will be displayed by his club alone, and more than 70 cars are already pre-registered. Schultz said, "I hope for more than 200 this year. We've had 175 to 300 in years past."
Registration is 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and ballots will be handed out at 10 a.m. Grand prize winners will receive $500 and $250. A $300 gift certificate will be given by 4-Way Transmission. Best of Show winners will receive plaques, and door prizes will be handed out throughout the day.
The club will have a seperate contest just for fun, Schultz said. For $1, they will sell five washers, which will be used to vote. In front of club cars will be jars for people to drop their washers. Each washer counts for one point, and at the end of the day, the car with the most washers will be announced.
Schultz will display a 1946 white/blue Chevrolet two-ton truck and a 1966 red Chevrolet one-half ton, short wide-bed truck.
The Knights Auto Club has continued to grow over the years, Schultz said. Typically, the club recruits members at cruise-ins and car shows. Schultz said many members who work at Tinker Air Force Base have recruited their co-workers.
Schultz said if anyone misses out this weekend, the club has a cruise-in at Kountry Fried Chicken and Catfish on Harrison Street in Shawnee every fourth Tuesday of the month.