2013 Car Show

Thank You for Another Fantastic Year! 

The rain may not have missed the 2nd Annual Barron D. Goodson Memorial Classic Car & Truck Show, but it certainly didn’t dampen our spirits!  The day was a resounding success, with over 115 paid registered vehicles. Classic and muscle cars and trucks continued to arrive at the CMC-Northeast Stadium throughout the morning, and drivers enjoyed the talent of our MC, Gary Walter, children’s activities, terrific food and sweets, and some friendly competition over top-notch raffle and silent auction items. The Gatorade baseball cap worn and signed by Dale Earnhardt, Sr. went for over $425.00, and the 50/50 prize was drawn from over $856.00! Over $7,000 was added to our fund in just six hours, and with generous sponsorships we raised $17,039.28 for the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina! Despite the weather, our fundraising campaign topped the 2012 fund by $4,000, and we have now contributed $30,000 to the fight against lung cancer. 


This year our new Wall of Honor assisted with putting a face to the disease, and we appreciate your participation in our effort to remember those affected by lung cancer. The day was rounded off by the presentation of trophies, kindly assisted by former Magic 96.1 DJ, Jim Schafer. The winners included:

1903-1939 Models:

Pam and Barry Kemp, 1927 Ford Model T
Randy Hedger, 1936 Ford Tudor
Barron’s Girls, 1934 Ford Fordor
Dallas Talbert, 1939 Ford Convertible
Gene Absher, 1934 Ford Cavrolet
Ronald Bryant, 1929 Ford A-Model
Roger Long, 1938 Ford Pick Up
John Fink, 1926 Ford Coupe
Hank & Nancy Bell, 1934 Plymouth 5 Window Coup
Alan Garrison, 1922 Ford Model T

 1940-1959 Models:

Walt & Charlotte Kiefer, 1941 Ford Coupe
Walt & Charlotte Keifer, 1955 Ford Crown Victoria
Maurice & Lora Huneycutt, 1955 Chevy BelAir Hardtop
Charlie Burr, 1955 Chevy BelAir
Garland D. Johnson, Jr., 1955 Chevy BelAir
Keith Hall, 1957 Chevy BelAir
Steve Looney, 1955 Chevy 210 Sedan
Danny Waller, 1956 Chevy Corvette
Rodney Willoughby, 1956 Ford F-100 Truck
Debbie Edwards, 1955 Chevy 2 door H/T

 1960-1974 Models:

Eddie Ritchie, 1969 Chevy Camaro
Gary Freeze, 1967 Chevy Nova
Gene Beaver, 1964 Chevy Chevelle
Todd Reece, 1969 Chevy Camaro
Richard Salois, 1960 Chevy Impala 2-door hardtop
Ricky Reece, 1969 Chevy Camaro SS
Wesley Lee, 1969 Chevy Camaro
Craig Hill, 1972 Chevy Nova SS
Jimmy Davis, 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Junior Linker, 1972 Chevy Pick Up

 1975-1999 Models:

Curtis Smith, 1981 Chevy El Camino
Brigette Bell, 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am
Larry Bell, 1974 Chevy Camaro
Robert McManus, 1994 Chevy Camaro Z 28
Melissa McManus, 1997 Chevy Camaro 30th Anniversary

 2000-2014 All Makes:

Susan and Mike Tribucher, 2002 Ford Thunderbird
Robert Lewis, 2002 Chevy Corvette
Steve & Babs Warren, 2007 Chevy Corvette
Pat Mninski, 2004 Chevy Intimidator
Justin Jacobs, 2013 Ford Boss 302
Cliff McManus, 2002 Chevy Camaro
Dale Vincent, 2012 Chevy Camaro
Bob Blakeslee, 2005 Chevy Corvette
Terry and Theresa Illyes, 2011 Chevy Camaro
Debbi Callari, 2013 Chevy Camaro

 Rat Rods:

Bill Carter, 1932 Chevy Sedan
Jimmy Cox, 1929 Ford A-Model
Mandee Bryant, 1939 Chevy Special Delivery


BEST ENGINE: Roger Long, 1938 Ford Pick Up 
BEST INTERIOR: Roger Long, 1938 Ford Pick Up 
BEST PAINT: Keith Hall, 1957 Chevy BelAir 
LUNG CANCER INITIATIVE OF NC FAVORITE: Danny Waller, 1956 Chevy Corvette 
CAROLINA MUSCLE CLUB FAVORITE: Jeff Sells, 1968 Camaro Pro Street
BARRON’S GIRLS’ FAVORITE: Earlene Cox, 1954 Chevy 210 Sedan 
BEST OF SHOW: Wesley Lee, 1969 Chevy Camaro 

On this page you’ll find just a few photographs from the day, but you can check out all of them in our 2013 photo gallery, on the left. 

Barron consistently urged His Girls to ‘plan your work and work your plan,’ which dovetails with the Lung Cancer Initiative of NC’s motto of ‘hope in action.’ The Goodson Classic is proud to be part of that important work. We thank each and every one of you for your continued support as we stand up to lung cancer in honor of Barron and all those affected by this disease, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!