Car Show Season

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Re: Car Show Season

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Sterling Main Street Car Show.
Cold! Windy! Drizzly!

But we're today's Top 40 winner!!!
Scorpio is 2 for 2 at shows that are judged by actual judges.

"Presentation" was one of five elements that was being judged.
Engine Bay, Interior, Exterior and Restoration / Survivor Quality were the others.

I only saw one Megapole there.
I'm gonna take a wild-ass guess that I was Best In Show in the Presentation category.

There was a guy that I chatted with for quite awhile.
I was showing him the Scorpio's many unusual features for an '80's car... and yes, all of them work.
Didn't know it at the time but it turned out that he was a judge. I think we may have had a Merkur fan!

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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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First Farmers Market Cruise-in of the year. Recieved many congrats on Sunday's award.
We were actually a week early... the Freight House that hosts the Farmers Market doesn't open till next week.
It'll be MUCH warmer then.

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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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Good car show weather for once.

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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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Looks like you're getting good use out of your new flag pole.
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Re: Car Show Season

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Bob Weir wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 8:27 pmLooks like you're getting good use out of your new flag pole.
It has been getting abused!
Been cold and very windy but it can handle pretty much anything... and I'm pretty sure it won me an award.
This week, we're trading in Cold & Windy for Hot & Windy.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Carparts.com (formerly JC Whitney) Car Show in LaSalle, IL
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Quad Cities Mustang Club All-Ford Cruise In
Gus borrowed the XR with no intention of returning it. :(


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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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