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Good Old Days show on May 24 mixes cars and clovers

Picture of family holding a Best in Show trophy next to an antique car in 2012.

BEST OF SHOW -- J.V. Brotherton of Mena won best of show at the 2012 Good Ole Days Cars Show with his 1955 Chevrolet model 210. Montgomery County 4-H member Rebeka L. poses with the winner.  (U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture image by Brad McGinley)

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  • Good Old Days Festival car show May 24 mixes cars and clovers
  • More than a dozen divisions from pre-1949 vehicles to 2014 models
  • For more information, contact Brad McGinley, 870-867-2311

MOUNT IDA, Ark. -- The Good Old Days Festival vehicle show on May 24 will be a mix of cars and clovers -- all to help Montgomery County’s 4-Hers raise money for their educational programs.

The festivities take place in the Montgomery County Courthouse Square in Mount Ida.

“Our 4-Hers are in charge of the show, which is a significant fund-raiser for our youth development activities,” said Brad McGinley, Montgomery County Extension staff chair for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

McGinley said about about 40 club members lend their hands to the effort.  

“The club members take registrations, obtain sponsors for the show and are in charge of the annual raffle that goes with the show,” he said, adding “they also help set up and take down everything involved with the show.” 

The show usually attracts about 100 entries from around the region. The show has nearly two dozen divisions covering cars dating from before 1949 to those in the 2014 model year. There are also divisions for muscle cars, street rods, antique motorcycles, trucks, Jeeps, Corvettes, and even one for best fixer-upper.

“The antique motorcycles are always a big attraction,” McGinley said.

4-H members will also be on hand to help hand out the trophies.

Registration is $20 per vehicle and entries may check in between 8 a.m.-10 a.m. on the day of the show. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. The first 100 entries get free T-shirts.

For more information about the show, contact the Montgomery County Extension Office at 870-867-2311.

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

By Cooperative Extension Service
U of A Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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