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East Coast Indoor Nationals, December 2009

December 8, 2009

Marines stopping for a photo opportunity.

Originally uploaded by j.kscott

This past weekend we participated in the East Coast Indoor Nationals in Timonium, MD at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. This car show was presented to benefit Toys for Tots, raising more than $16,000 to benefit the program. I have posted multiple photos and videos of the event on Flickr.

We set up our display on Friday, arriving on a beautiful sunny day. Saturday saw the usual December 5 snowfall – for some reason Baltimore seems to be able to count on some amount of snow on the fifth of December. This year we had 3 – 5″ of fluffy snow which fell throughout the day. Sunday was a beautiful day with a bit of the snow melting, but the roads were almost dry by the time we drove our truck home.

We were blessed to be able to participate and share our truck and story with a lot of people. We met a lot of new friends and became better friends with others we have seen over the years.

The son of the farmer from whom we purchased our truck more than 25 years ago came out to see our display – still not believing we still have the truck and have restored it. He is now near 80, and suffering from debilitating Multiple Sclerosis. We were surprised to see he and his wife approaching.

The Marines in their dress blues were a welcome site throughout the show, selling 50-50 raffle tickets and collecting donations to benefit Toys for Tots. Each of the Marines had their own favorite vehicles, and enjoyed visiting with the owners of the vehicles, stopping for photo opportunities with the permission of the owners.

Thank you to the Marines for their service, I know the young men I met at the show will soon be deployed. I wish them well on their mission, and pray for a safe return home.

To see more photos from the event visit Flickr.

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