02/28/11 To help break the monotony of the bleak winter days, Miller’s Senior Living Community hosted their third annual Model Car Cruise-In last Saturday. Held in doors, the big difference between the February cruise-in and the fall cruise-in is the size of the cars entered. The February cruise-in is for cars made from model kits or die cast cars. There were some interesting entries this year.
Included in the 20-some entries were wooden cars, model kits, die cast, 3-D color kit, and cars hand-crafted for Pinewood Derbies. There were also some military kit entries including a military tank and a replica of the Enterprise aircraft carrier. Those attending the cruise-in were asked to vote for their favorite car in each category through-out the afternoon.
D.J. for the afternoon was Quentin Flagg of Plymouth. He played favorites from the 50’s and 60’s as well as sang a few tunes and led group dances such as “YMCA” and “The Twist”. Prizes were awarded to Nancy Smiley for the biggest bubble in the bubble gum blowing contest. A.J. Styers and Michelle Roberts were winners of the Twist contest.
Wayne Flora won the Limbo contest.
The Best of Show trophy for the die cast cars was awarded to John Guyse for his Model-T Ford which represented the 1920’s. Receiving the Best of Show trophy for the model kit cars was Wayne Flora of Walkerton. He entered a custom built wooden car designed by John Davis, a friend of the family. The car was a gift to Wayne’s grandfather when Davis was the president of the Hoosier Old Wheels Car Club.
Miller’s Marketing Director, Anna Corbett would like to thank all who participated in the model car cruise-in. For information about upcoming Miller’s events please call 936-9801 and ask for Corbett or Cindy Flagg.
1. Wayne Flora (youth) of Walkerton receives his Model Kit Best of Show trophy from Marketing Director Anna Corbett in Miller’s Senior Living Community Model Car Cruise-In.
2. John Guy (adult) of Plymouth receives his Die Cast Best of Show trophy from Marketing Director Anna Corbett in Miller’s Senior Living Community Model Car Cruise-In.