Show cars

CAM River Run
classic car show set for May 26

Madison's Dunn is a mainstay of area shows

By Julie Couchman
Contributing Writer

As a teenager, Cecil Dunn used to cruise around Frisch’s Big Boy and Jerry’s Drive-In and Park & Eat in Madison, Ind., in his 1951 Chevy. Today, he cruises around town in a 1936 Chevy truck.

Cecil Dunn's 1936 Chevy

Photo by Ashlie Petrakos

Cecil Dunn’s 1936 Chevy Classic is just
one of many vehicles that will be on
display at the upcoming car show.

The 65-year-old never got the cruising out of his system. So about 12 years ago, he joined the Classic Automobiles of Madison, or CAM. Now Dunn travels to area shows to compete for prizes. His wife, Dixie, also competes with her 1950 Ford sedan.
Dunn said he first became interested in customizing cars back in the 1960s while helping a friend, the late Bob Baugh, restore a car. Dunn says he enjoys meeting people through the car shows, and he will be among the car enthusiasts participating in one of the largest area shows of the year, the CAM club’s River Run XII. This year’s event is scheduled for May 26 on the Madison riverfront and is expected to attract more then 400 vehicles.
The open class event presents prizes in several categories with Best of Show earning $250 plus a trophy. There are numerous special awards for such things as People’s Choice and Best Paint, Best Engine, etc. The club also gives away numerous prizes and $100 through hourly drawings throughout the day, starting at 10 a.m.
The club’s vice president, Terry Consley, said he looks forward to the exciting opportunity to show cars that he has worked on all year for this event. He has been busy securing sponsors and prizes for the event.
Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. No cars will be admitted after noon. $100 will be given away every hour starting at 10 a.m. All proceeds go to local charities.

• For more information, call 1-800-559-2956 or (812) 265-3620, ext. 4004.

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