Public invited to get lost in '50s, take a trip down memory lane


September 03, 1997|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

DRIVERS MAY find themselves traveling down Crain Highway next to a '56 Chevy on Saturday as vintage automobiles from all over the state head for the Lost in the '50s Custom Car Club's Seventh Annual Car Show from noon to 4 p.m. at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association's carnival grounds on Post 40 Road. Admission is free.

Antique cars, street rods and custom autos will be on display as the public is invited to take a walk down memory lane, complete with golden oldies music. Other scheduled activities include auctions, raffles, refreshments and games.

Bob Eveson, a car club board member, will be on hand with his 1947 Chevrolet Fleetline. This is the third vintage automobile Eveson has owned since he became interested in collecting custom cars 10 years ago. He joined the Lost in the '50s club around the same time.

It's not an inexpensive hobby, admits Eveson, a sheet metal mechanic. He supports his interest doing home improvements as a side job.

"I've spent $5,000 to $6,000 redoing the car so far, and it will take another [$5,000 or $6,000] to get it done," said Eveson, who's hoping to add two more cars to his collection -- a '32 Chevy and a '59 Cadillac.

In addition to the classic full-sized cars, the Maryland Automotive Modelers Association will showcase intricately detailed model cars at the show.

Eveson believes visitors will be amazed at what some modelers can do. "They can take a $10 model and put $100 into it to get the details right," he said.

Car owners who want to participate can register from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Dash plaques will be given to the first 200 registered cars.

Registration fees for full-sized cars are $8 in advance and $10 the day of the show. Model entries are $2 each. Vendor space is available.

All proceeds from the event will go to Boy Scout Troop 216, a local group of boys with special physical and mental needs.

For information, call Eveson, 410-768-0872, or Sally Evans, 410-224-6406.

Annual crab feast

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society is sponsoring its annual crab feast from 6: 30 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m. Friday at Kurtz's Pleasure Beach, 2070 Kurtz Ave. in Pasadena.

Proceeds will benefit projects for the society, including the Ann Arrundell Genealogical Society at the Kuethe Library on Crain Highway in Glen Burnie.

Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased by calling 410-768-9518.

Cropwalk '97

It's a walk to feed the hungry at Cropwalk '97 from 1 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Oct. 12 along the Baltimore-Annapolis Trail.

"We walk because they walk" is the theme of the event, said Chairman Lynn Archer, who is coordinating the participation of several area churches.

"We're trying to emphasize how many people must walk long distances to get food," said Archer, a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Ferndale.

There are three planned routes along the trail: one mile, four miles and six miles. All begin at the Glen Burnie parking garage.

Walkers are encouraged to get sponsors for their efforts. Proceeds will be split between the North County Emergency Outreach Network (NCEON) and the world sponsor of the event, Church World Services.

For registration information, call 410-437-0756.

Pub Date: 9/03/97

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