By Brad Mosher
Those were the days.
The 1950s. The 1960s.
Later, thanks to movies like “American Graffiti” and television series like “Happy Days” an American love affair for older or rare cars was born.
Or rather, Reborn.
So, it was understandable when a purple 1955 Bel-Air with purple flames on the hood took the coveted People’s Choice award at the seventh annual DC Cruisers Show and Shine Saturday in the parking lot of the High Plains Community Center in Killdeer.
Dave Hickey and Terall Bandy claimed the tall purple trophy, which conveniently matched the color of ther Bel-Air entry.
There were more than 30 cars participating in the annual car show competition put on by the Dunn County Cruisers.
Some were muscle cars.
Some were trucks.
But each drew their own fans to the car competition.
There were cash and door prizes supplied by local sponsors.
The sponsors included:
TWO RIDERS TRADING CO- Dunn Center
AH, INC – Dunn Center-Killdeer
HYALITE ENGINEERS Dunn Center
4 ACES TOWING Killdeer
TRUCHAN CONSTRUCTION Killdeer
THE DOGHOUSE BAR Manning
THE PIPE BAR and GRILL- Killdeer and LAST CHANCE RANCH- Halliday
WESTERN CHOICE COOP- Killdeer
KILLDEER SADDLE CLUB
BENZ OIL CO -Killdeer
HINRICH’S SUPER VALUE- Killdeer
GRAB N GO – Killdeer
GEORGE’S LIQUOR- Killdeer
AMERICAN BANK CENTER- Killdeer
FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK- Killdeer
BANG CATTLE CO- Killdeer
AARON BENZ- Killdeer
BERGMAN CONSTRUCTION – Killdeer
DON AND SUE RHOADS- Seattle, WA