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Checking Out the Cool Cars

Jeff Garretson - July 26, 2013 3:03 pm

The 2013 Leadsled Spectacular Car Show is underway at Oakdale Park in Salina.

David and Nancy Payne of Kansas City, MO were on hand Friday to catch the opening act of the 33rd annual KKOA event that runs through Sunday afternoon.

As they took a peek at a black, 1956 Chevy Belaire from Texas, they commented on the pleasant temperatures, “The weather is so fantastic this year,” said David Payne. “Last year we were broiling out here.”

According to KKOA President, Jerry Titus, visitors will be treated to about 1,800 classic car entries, parked under the shade trees in Oakdale Park, “They were not meant to be fast,” he said. “They were meant to be cool – and look good.”

Along with the cars, there are booths, concessions, and entertainment throughout the park.  Friday night many of the cars from the show will drag race at the East Crawford Recreation Area.

Saturday night there is a concert at the Stiefel Theatre featuring “One Night With Elvis Concert,”Saturday at 8:pm at the Stiefel Theatre, 151 S Santa Fe.

Hollywood stars Paul Le Mat, from the cast of “American Graffiti” and singer and TV and film star Connie Stevens will be on hand to sign autographs.

The 2013 Leadsled Spectacular will be held at Oakdale Park through Sunday, beginning at 9:00 each day.

Aaron Coil

July 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Great photo. Who took it?

Iggy p Daily

July 26, 2013 at 9:36 pm

I would rather see more of the car.

Red Neck

July 27, 2013 at 7:01 am

What a great show the people were packed into oakdale and out out the drag races. Funny how no counts on the number of people attending this fine event. They came from a long ways away. But then again this show does not need false figures of attendance to pump it up like the river festival. Its an honest run event and being such it is just great.

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