story and photos by Michael Valentine
The first annual Chrysler of Culpeper (Virginia) show was held on September 25, with 86 registered vehicles, and 8 more show vehicles not registered, for a total of 94 vehicles. People came to the Chrysler of Culpeper dealership from all over Virginia, in muscle cars, trucks, Jeeps, Daytonas, vintage and modern, custom and classic alike.
Another 300 cars were parked for spectators — a strong turnout especially for a first-year show — and $4,300 was collected for the Wounded Warrior Project at the show.
The vehicle that placed best of show was a silver 1979 Jeep CJ5 — it had no points taken off, and earned all the extra points it could earn for a perfect score. There were 32 plaques overall, with A, B, C, E, LX body classes, along with Viper, FWD, 1975-newer, Jeep, Truck, non-Jeep SUV, AMC/Willys, pre-1959, and Survivors; other awards were Dealer’s Choice, Young Gun, and Special Mention.
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