We had a great day! April 29th at the 1st Annual Deuce’s of the Bluegrass Gathering. All week long the forecast wasn’t favorable for a outside event on Saturday, even late that night little rain looked better for Lexington than north of Frankfort,Ky to Louisville and Cincinnati the storms had just begun, Southern part off Illinois including St.Louis was under flood warnings.Rain,floods and strong winds didn’t stop Marty Bachand and his wife in their 33 Ford 3 Window Coupe, he was our winner of the 1st Annual Long Distance Award in Memory of Ron Hickman driving over 360 miles to Lexington. Paul Miller Ford and Fortune Collision Centers were great host for the day, serving BBQ lunch with chips and a drink to every guest including their entire staff also allowing us to use one of their many parking areas for the Pre-62 event. With the rain we knew that a low car count was possible, but I told my wife I would be happy for the first event to have 50 cars and at least 10-12 Deuce’s. We had 44 Pre-62 cars and 12 Deuce’s…not bad for the 1st Annual, everyone had a good time and shared they would be back and bring friends to help us grow this event. Everyone also expressed that this was a worthy cause and wanted to see it grow.We raised almost $3500 for the day with Paul Miller Ford, President David Wilson and Madison Rose Jr. Account Executive from Zipie Marketing presenting a special gift check of $1000 to Shelby’s Way. We are so Thankful to our great partners like the Paul Miller Ford Group and to all who attended the event buying Deuce’s of the Bluegrass T-shirts and raffle tickets. I firmly believe it takes a village to move a mountain and I Love all those who attended and who will attend exit year!
*** we will share the dates for the 2018 2nd Annual Deuce’s of the Bluegrass Gathering soon at www.shelbysway.com ***