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Running for cover: Weather hurts attendance, but doesn’t keep all enthusiasts away from car show
By Kathryn Leiter, Times Staff Writer Monday, August 20, 2007
Dylan Slagle/Staff Photo
Auto enthusiasts check out classic Fords on display during Mid-Atlantic Mustang Club All-Ford Car Show hosted by the Carroll Hospital Auxiliary and the Mid-Atlantic Mustang Club at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster Sunday.
While some run for cover in their cars during a rainstorm, others run to cover their cars.
At the Mid-Atlantic Mustang Club All-Ford Car Show Sunday, Best in Show winner Robert Hahn Sr. was prepared for the rainy day event with a car cover and a tent to make sure the winner didn’t get soaked.
Many of the cars showed at the event are strictly for show, not having been driven around town. Hahn owns a ’93 SAAC Shelby, one of only 30 ever made. Hahn bought the car in Feb. of ’92 with nearly 20 miles on it.
Close to 15 years later, Hahn’s Shelby has been driven 77 miles. The white car with blue stripes is kept in either Hahn’s garage or in a trailer used to transport it for shows, he said.
Hahn drove the car around town once, but then it started to rain, so that was the last joy ride in the Shelby, he said.
Club president Michael Anderson is a self-proclaimed Ford guy, but couldn’t have a car strictly for show. “I am all about the go,” he said.
Sponsoring the event was Crouse Ford and the Mid-Atlantic Mustang Club along with the help of the club’s sponsor Scooters Crabs and Seafood in Elkridge.
The event was held in the Carroll Hospital Center’s parking lots, with proceeds going to the Special Care Nursery at the hospital.
Nearly 150 people came out to the event, which would have been tripled had the weather been nicer, Anderson said.
Not many Mustang clubs give back to the community, said Eric Newman, member of the Mid-Atlantic Mustang Club.
The hospital and club joined together when club member Brian Wolff and his wife, who is a nurse at the Carroll Hospital Center, had a baby there last month. Donations and the money collected from the $12 entry fees will go toward the expansion of the Level II Special Care Nursery, which provides care for infants born as early as 32 weeks.
The event featured live music, a beer garden, food supplied by area restaurants and close to 100 Fords.
“Maryland is defiantly a Ford state,” Anderson said.
Reach staff writer Kathryn Leiter at 410-751-5909 or [email protected]
PICTURES FROM THE EVENT