Dream Team Doubles Classic wins
They call themselves the “Dream Team.” But Saturday they proved it again. Adam Myers and Dustin McDaniels of Bridge City rose through the brackets to win the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce 2008 Washer Board Doubles Team Championship for the second time. They took home the 2007 trophy as well.
Plus, “Dream Team” member Myers is double trouble. He took home his second consecutive Singles Championship to update his trophy case. The only person to have won in both categories two years in a row.
Billed as the “Super Summer Social” the Bridge City Washer Board Tournament included a Classic Car Show. Several hundred patrons wandered through an amazing line up of American and foreign automotive icons. They glistened in the sun as D.J. spun classic hits across the show grounds as judges inspected each car for authenticity and quality.
Former Bridge City Lady Cardinal pitcher Laura Gremillion sat in her classic 1964.5 Ford Mustang with appropriate red and white interior restored by her father Bryan.“My father gave me the car to drive to school but when I went off to college he began restoring it,” Gremillion said. The work paid off. The first edition Mustang was awarded the “People’s Choice” trophy a designation selected by patrons who attended the event.
The Stevens brothers of Bridge City have made classic cars a family affair. Danny, Mark and Robert Stevens each exhibited their classic automobiles. Danny brought his 48 English Ford Anglia from Houston. Mark’s 1968 Camero Blown Big Block was muscled up next to Roberts’s 1968 Camero SS “upgraded to a 502 cubic inch.”“I drive it daily,” Robert said. Most classic cars rest in safe storage until show time or an occassional eye catching drive through town.
Four year old Jacan Allen was getting his first look at automobiles from historic eras. David and Tami Allen showed their son a bright yellow1928 Model A Ford two door sedan. The car is owned by Wesley Corley a member of the Gearhead Classic Car Club. The A.C.E.S. and Southeast Texas Classic Car Club also had cars on display.Corley’s Model A Ford took first place in the “Street Rod” catagory.
Other classic cars show winners were Kelly Sharpton who took first place in the “Muscle Car” division with his 1971 Corvette Stingray. Robert and Sue Carlton took first place in the “General Motors” catagory with their 1955 Chevy. In the “Mopar” catagory Judy Aycock’s 1848 Plymouth Mayflower edition won first place. In the “Ford” division Oscar Proenza won the first place trophy with his 1966 Mustang. Billy and Dorothy Simmons took first in the “Other” catagory with their 1948 English Ford.
“It’s the first year we have added the classic car show to our summer event,” said Janelle Sehon, executive vice president of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. “We’re planning to make it an annual attraction. Next year our goal is to put on an even larger event.”
The annual summer fund raiser helps supports the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce.