Rick Heyer joined hundreds of automobile enthusiasts at the Asphalt Angels of Maryland Auto Show on Saturday October 28, 2013, to display his reconstructed ice cream truck from the early 1900’s. However, a visit to his home and his garage reveals the time and energy that he and other member of the auto show event placed into repairing, reconditioning, painting, and perfecting their vehicles.
There are some auto shows that take place almost weekly in some parts of the country. The car enthusiasts look forward to sharing their labors of love with the world. However, the cars are part of a larger picture that includes an opportunity for like-minded people to socialize and display their vehicles.
Glory Days restaurant is a frequent gathering place for car lovers. The event on Saturday was a major event. Heyer and other participants have spent years getting their vehicles ready for display. The auto shows are very serious events and the workmanship on the vehicles reflects of hours and hours of hard work that goes into getting a vintage vehicle ready for an auto show.
“The Asphalt Angels car club is an organization for car enthusiasts of all types. Any car, including classics, antiques, hot rods, customs, trucks, import or American muscle cars are welcome. We have a weekly cruise-in on Monday nights at the Glory Days Restaurant parking lot (15505 Annapolis Road in Bowie, MD), 6:00 - 9:00 PM from April through October. If you're in the area, feel free to join us and show off your car, or just drop by and browse. Our monthly member meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 PM at the Bowie Community Center (just across the parking lot from Glory Days). Guests and/or potential members are always welcome. Annual dues are $20, which covers the period through December 31 of the current year,” the organization states.
Asphalt Angels of Maryland provided Examiner.com with the following “Specialty Awards” winners:
Best in Show, Wayne Greenfield, 2007 Chevy Corvette
Best Interior, Butch Sutphin, 1949 Mercury Coupe
Best Unfinished, Tim LaLoice, 1971 Dodge Demon
Best Engine, David King, 1970 Chevy Nova
Best Halloween Décor, Trey Stamer, 1967 Ford Mustang
Presidents Choice, Bernie Good, 1957 Ford Fairlane
Best Paint, John Burleson, 1965 Ford Mustang, Convertible
Sponsors Choice, Jack Higgs, 1955 Chevy 2-door Bel-Air
Mayors Choice, Ed Kaplan, 1971 Pontiac GTO
Club Participation, High Rollers.
The Asphalt Angels of Maryland sponsor a spring and fall car show each year and participate as a group in other shows in the area. The club also provides several social events during the year - Club Picnic and Holiday dinner/party. “The objective of the Club is the enjoyment of cars and the company of the people who own them. Any person 16 years of age or over is eligible for membership and the Club welcomes car enthusiasts of all kinds,” the club states.
For more information on the club or to become a member go to: http://www.asphaltangelsofmd.org