© Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Fairbanks is experiencing one of the rainiest Junes on record, but we managed to pull off most of the Midnight Sun Cruise-In events in between showers. Friday actually started out hot and sunny, which gave Willy and the crew a window to try to get the Stanley steamer running (to no avail).
Fred and Judy Keller from Wasilla showed up in their Radio Flyer wagon car that afternoon, and Fred graciously gave me a ride around downtown Fairbanks. That car definitely turns heads and makes people smile!
We officially kicked off the weekend on Friday evening with a cruise to the Salmon Bake. Despite a hard rain that afternoon, the clouds were clearing as the cars gathered. In fact, the weather looked so promising that Wilma Vinton put the top down on her '68 Mercury Parklane convertible before departing. A good decision, as the sun stayed out the rest of the evening.
Congratulations to the following People's Choice Award winners:
Pre-War Ford: Dale & Ingrid Dryden, 1931 Model A taxi
Hot Rod/Modified: Chuck Ice, 1923 T-bucket roadster
Muscle: Travis Lunney, 1973 Chevy Camaro
Vintage: K.B. Bettisworth, 1949 Buick Super
Baby Boomer Classic: Rod & Birgit Benson, 1958 Chevy Corvette
Millennial Classic: Paul Carlson, 1976 Toyota Landcruiser
Miscellaneous: Fred & Judy Keller, Radio Flyer wagon car
Many thanks to all who came to the show (especially our out-of-town guests!), the Vernon L. Nash Antique Auto Club, everyone who volunteered, and Seekins Ford for sponsoring the People's Choice Awards.
Coming to Fairbanks to see the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum and other area attractions? Support the museum by staying right here at Wedgewood Resort. All guests receive half-price admission to the museum!