There have been a lot of royalty crowned in Montgomery County this summer and Waggoner will have its chance on Saturday, Aug. 17, as it crowns the king of the road at the 18th annual Waggoner Car Show.
Last year Clyde Shafer's picture-perfect, road-ready 1977 Chevrolet Scottsdale 4x4 took best of show honors and the $100 cash prize back to Metropolis, making the 400 mile round trip a little more enjoyable.
Shafer's ride beat out 150 other entries last year, which marked the sixth straight year the show in a village of 250 people brought in more than 100 cars.
This year's show will have 32 classes, including the new addition of a Jeep class. Trophies will be awarded to the top three in each class, with the best of the best vying for seven other special awards, including best of show, committee's choice, best engine, best Mopar, best Ford and best GM. The Winston Robinette Memorial Award is also given out in honor of the long-time Waggoner resident and car aficionado.
The classes range from stock to modified of all makes, models and years. There are also truck, motorcycle, street rod and race car categories as well.
In addition to the cars on display, there will also be raffles throughout the day, concessions available and drawings for two Ozark Trail 26-quart coolers full of cash and prizes.
Registration for the show runs from 9 a.m. until noon, with the show running from noon to 3 p.m. Awards will be handed out at the Waggoner Centennial building at 3:30 p.m.
Owners can pre-register their cars until Friday, Aug. 16, with registration set at $10 for pre-registration and $15 for registration on the day of the show. Past and present members of the military will receive a $5 discount when registering on the day of the show.
Each year the organizers of the show pick a local charity to assist, with the Farmersville/Waggoner Fire Department last year's recipient of a $1,000 donation. A portion of the proceeds from this year's show will go to the Farmersville/Waggoner Public Library.
For more information about the show, email the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Joe Beal at 217-229-1417 or Andy Beal at 217-622-1787.