The organizers of the Waggoner Car Show were hoping for a record setting year after missing the 2020 version of the event that annually doubles the size of the village in Montgomery County’s panhandle. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans, but the 19th show still proved to be a big success.
The group was hoping to top its record of 176 cars, and possibly even hit the magic 200 number, but a questionable forecast kept some from making the trip to the grounds of the Waggoner Centennial building.
Even with the threat of rain, 108 cars registered for judging, with seven more just there to show and shine.
With 32 classes covering every make and model, from two wheels to four to whatever, the show had a little something for everyone. Twenty-eight classes would have at least one vehicle showing, with many having enough to dole out all three trophies available.
This year’s best of show went to Rich Vogt of Sherman, whose maroon 1955 Ford F-100 pickup stole the show, earning one of the six-foot trophies and $100 in cash.
Other "best of"s were Tim and Barb Wise’s 1969 Mustang E (Best Ford), Joe and Deb Thyer’s 1967 Pontiac GTO (Best General Motors), Greg Brachear and Joyce Mullen’s 1965 Plymouth Satellite (Best Mopar) and Steve and Hope Schien’s 1978 409 Chevrolet C-10 pickup (Best Engine).
In addition to the trophies, including a one-of-a-kind masterpiece created by Joseph Beal for Best Engine, best of winners also received gas cards, with the exception of Best Mopar, which received $100 in cash courtesy of Morris Mopars.
The car show committee also handed out their committee’s choice award, which went to Carl Nail of Litchfield. Nail’s Ford Model “T” truck. Nail, who owns Nail Land Surveying, had vintage surveying gear on display in addition to the show-stopping vehicle.
All in all, the event was another success and a bright spot for the Village of Waggoner. Plans are already underway for the 20th edition of the show, with high hopes that 2022 will be the year that the magic 200 number is reached.