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Car show attracts variety of classic vehicles
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Back to the Strip 2021 car show was packed with automobiles and enthusiasts of on Saturday. This year’s event was held at Tim’s Motors. Pictured are event organizers, from left, Chris Terry, Leslie Hayes, Mary Lee Walker and Eric Walker. - photo by Lisa Hobbs

Back to the Strip was full throttle Saturday as its car show attracted a wide array of makes and models to Tim’s Motors. 

Dave and Phillis Krech of Manchester spent the winter months preparing a 1923 T-bucket Ford just for Back to the Strip’s car show. 

“We purchased it about a year and a half ago,” said Dave. “She’s got a 350 Chevy engine super charged. This is our first time showing it. We also have a ’57 Corvette that we’ve shown.”

Also from Manchester was Jeff Skiles, with a 2014 Corvette. 

“I’ve owned her two years,” Skiles said. “Her name is ViVi the White Witch. She’s been on the cover of Corvette Magazine twice. The paint was by Andes Air in Las Vegas. She comes out to show and then, right back into the garage.”

ViVi is powerful and can unleash just over 1,000 horsepower on the unsuspecting. 

Warren County residents William and Deborah Cutts were also among the mix.

“I love Volkswagens,” said William. “It’s a 1966 Volkswagen Beetle with a ’63 ragtop. I wanted a ragtop, but they stopped making them in 1963. A 1963 Volkswagen Beetle Ragtop is rare, so I added a ragtop onto my ’66.”

Among other changes, the Beetle is a two-seater. The entire back seat is dedicated to a stereo sound system that Deborah says is devoted to the couples’ favorite music from the 1960s and ’70s. 

Ervin “Big E” Dixon brought his “baby” to the show.

“I love trucks,” he said. “This one is my baby. She’s a 1972 Chevrolet C10. I’ve owned it for 21 years. Everett Rutledge built and repainted it for me. He did a fantastic job.” 

Back to the Strip organizers had tents available for visitors to drop off nonperishable food items and purchase their 2021 Back to the Strip T-shirt. The event is a fundraiser for Warren County Meals on Wheels.