Though not an official “Corvette” event, several COTV members participated in the 5th Annual Classic Car Craze at the Corn Maze car show on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Big Horse Feed in Temecula. The Car Craze is essentially a hot rod and custom car show but a number of trucks, low riders, rat rods, and other vehicles were on display. One highlight was “Big Foot”, a monster pickup truck that crushed several junk cars by driving over them multiple times. Big Foot also made a lot of noise, did “wheelies” and bounces, and kicked up dirt and dust while turning tight circles. All quite dramatic. Other activities besides cars were a zip line, climbing walls, and the traditional corn maze that will be open until Halloween. Additionally there were product vendors and food booths. Proceeds from the show were to be donated to military and veteran organizations.

COTV was in the mix. John and Fritzi McDermott displayed their custom C3 Corvette.  Former members, Captain Norm Craig and Ronnie Garduno brought their beautiful ’66 Sting Ray coupe.  Bill Stedfield brought his C6 and Dayton Taylor entered his ’41 Lincoln Zephyr pulling a 1952 travel trailer. Among the spectators were Hans Boers, who decided not to bring his ’55 Dodge sedan, Bob Smith and Rose Streets, Ted Carli, who is between Corvettes right now but who was helping at the show, and Al Hackworth. Al did not have his Corvette but he was last seen trying to steal the store’s 1948 Ford tractor. We will have to see if he brings it to the next MLR.

Precision Alignment and Brake, a COTV sponsor, was also a sponsor of the Corn Maze Show. Scott Dittmer, owner of Precision, was in charge of running the show and his golf cart hardly ever stopped moving.

Danny “Count” Koker, star of “Counts Kustoms” on the History Channel, and his painter Ryan were judges and award presenters and they spent a lot of time mixing with the crowd.

Excellent weather, beautiful machines, nice folks to chat with. Car Craze at the Corn Maze made for a fun day.

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