Curt Huff, a dear friend of mine from the car show community, had an idea how to raise some funds to help promote his Martinsville High School class reunion.
He organized the Anything on Wheels car show in 2010 and made arrangements to hold it on the old high school grounds. Then he encouraged his friend to attend.
Curt was so proud of the 25-35 vehicles that turned out to support his inaugural show.
With each passing season the show keeps growing. This year’s event on Memorial Day and had registered some 285 vehicles by noon, completely filling the town square. The organizers were overwhelmed by the response and obviously pleased, and all those in attendance finally got to enjoy a taste of summer weather.
The show paid tribute to all veterans – in particular one who served in World War II. All the veterans received a special goodie bag with free coupons for food items from the restaurants in town.
A moment of silence, taps, the national anthem “America the Beautiful” and a touching invocation were shared during a noon service.
Pulled pork sandwiches and other grilled items were available, and there was a 50-50 drawing. A pair of Colts tickets were won by a lucky ticket holder for the door prize. A portion of the proceeds went to a local veterans group to continue charitable works.
Curt died in the spring of 2015 just after the Indy World of Wheels show. His legacy is being carried on here in this small city where he grew up. I could feel his presence at the show, and I knew that he was smiling and very proud of the tradition that he started.
Until next time, happy cruisin’!