FROM 1976 TO 1981 THE EARLY TIN DUSTERS MET PEOPLE FROM OTHER CLUBS AND PARTICIPATED IN A ROAD TOUR FROM QUINCY, TO PITTSFIELD, TO LOUISANA MO., AND BACK TO HANNIBAL, AND THEN HAD A FAMILY STYLE PICNIC.
IN 1981 WE HOSTED OUR FIRST ACTUAL ROD RUN ON QUINSIPPI ISLAND. THIS BECAME KNOWN AS THE EARLY TIN DUSTERS COLOR RUN AND PICNIC. WITH THE PICNIC STILL BEING ONE OF OUR MAIN CONCERNS, ALL OF THE FAMILYS IN THE CLUB BROUGHT CHILI AND PICNIC ITEMS. THE OTHER STREET RODDERS THAT ATTENDED BROUGHT WHATEVER THEY WANTED TO BRING. EVERYTHING WAS THEN SHARED WITH EVERYONE ELSE. THIS WAS OUR 6TH ANNUAL EARLY TIN DUSTERS COLOR RUN. WE HAD 35 CARS IN ATTENDANCE.
WE HAVE NO RECORDS OF HOW MANY CARS ATTENDED THE 7TH ANNUAL TIN DUSTERS COLOR RUN IN 1982, BUT ONCE AGAIN, IT WAS HELD ON QUINSIPPI ISLAND.
IN 1983, THE 8TH COLOR RUN AND PICNIC WAS HELD AND WE DECIDED TO OPEN THE ROD RUN TO THE NEWER CARS ALSO. THIS WAS THE FIRST YEAR THAT THE CLUB DECIDED TO TAKE ON A CHARITY TO HELP THOSE LESS FORTUNATE THAN OURSELVES. WE DECIDED TO HAVE A 50/50 DRAWING WITH ALL OF THE PROCEEDS GOING TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS. THE MONEY WAS DIVIDED BETWEEN ADAMS COUNTY AND PIKE COUNTY BECAUSE WE HAD MEMBERS IN THE CLUB FROM BOTH COUNTIES. THIS YEAR WE HAD 103 CARS.
IN 1984 THE 9TH COLOR RUN AND PICNIC WAS HELD, AND IT WAS DECIDED THAT SINCE WE WERE A STREET ROD CLUB, WE WOULD GO BACK TO THE FORMAT OF PRE-1949 CARS FOR OUR SHOW. THIS YEAR WE HAD A DROP IN OUR ATTENDANCE, BUT THEY WERE ALL STREET RODS. OUR ATTENDANCE WAS 56 CARS AND WE STILL CARRIED ON WITH THE FAMILY STYLE PICNIC. AGAIN, WE DONATED ALL OF THE MONEY FROM OUR 50/50 BETWEEN ADAMS COUNTY AND PIKE COUNTY TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS.
IN 1985 WE CELEBRATED THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY. OUR ROD RUN AGAIN STARTED TO INCREASE IN SIZE THIS YEAR WITH THE SAME FORMAT AS BEFORE. WE HAD 69 CARS.
IN 1986 WITH THE 11TH ROD RUN, THINGS REALLY BEGAN TO CHANGE FOR US. A GROUP OF STREET RODDERS FROM ST. LOUIS ASK US TO EXPAND TO TWO DAYS BECAUSE THEY WERE COMING TO QUINCY ON SATURDAY ANYWAY. THE HOLIDAY INN INFORMED US THAT IF WE COULD BOOK 50 ROOMS FOR THEM THAT THEY WOULD HAVE A FREE HOG ROAST FOR US, WE BOOKED EVERY ROOM IN THEIR MOTEL. THAT YEAR WE HAD 223 CARS. ALL OF THEM STREET RODS, AND WITH THEIR HELP, THAT YEAR WE DONATED $515.00 TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS.
WE DO NOT HAVE ANY RECORDS FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL 1987 ROD RUN.
THE 13TH ANNUAL ROD RUN WAS HELD IN 1988. THIS WAS THE YEAR THAT THE CONVENTION BUREAU AND UPTOWN QUINCY, ALONG JERRY PRESTON, TOOK NOTICE OF THE COLOR RUN. THE CITY OF QUINCY NOTICED THAT WE WERE REALLY DOING SOMETHING. WITH A LOT OF THEIR HELP, AND TRIPLE R MACHINE SHOP, THIS WAS THE FIRST YEAR THAT WE GAVE AWAY A MAJOR DOOR PRIZE, A NEW CHEVROLET MOTOR. DURING THE YEAR, DENNY MILFS, JOHN CLARK, HAROLD BROWNING, AND CHARLIE BRYSON, DID A LOT OF PROMOTING IN DIFFERENT STATES TO GET PEOPLE TO COME TO QUINCY. THIS PROMOTION WAS CALLED JR. AND THE FAT BOYS, WITH CHARLIE BRYSON, BEING JR. THE WHOLE PROMOTION WAS DEVELOPED AROUND SOME SHIRTS THAT WE HAD MADE, ADVERTISING THE ROD RUN. IT MUST HAVE WORKED, BECAUSE THAT YEAR WE HAD 382 CARS IN ATTENDANCE. THIS WAS ALSO THE FIRST YEAR THAT WE HAD A DANCE FOR THE PEOPLE ON SATURDAY NIGHT. SOME OF THE STREET RODDERS FROM ST. LOUIS DECIDED THAT THEY WANTED THE SHIRTS WE HAD WORN. SO WE PUT THEM UP FOR AUCTION. THE FOUR SHIRTS BROUGHT $402. ALL OF THIS MONEY WENT TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS, ALONG WITH OUR 50/50 DRAWING ON SUNDAY, WHICH BROUGHT IN ANOTHER $982.00. IF YOU CAN?T TELL BY NOW, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK A STREET RODDER TO HELP A KID IN NEED.
IN 1989 WE DO NOT HAVE ANY RECORDS, BUT WE HAD 420 CARS IN ATTENDANCE. WE HAD GOTTEN SO LARGE, AND WITH THE CONSTRUCTION ON QUINSIPPI ISLAND WE MOVED THAT YEAR TO UPPER MOORMAN PARK.
1990 WAS OUR 15TH ANNUAL COLOR RUN WAS HELD. BOY DID THINGS EVER START HAPPENING FOR US. TRIPLE R WAS STILL DONATING A CHEVROLET MOTOR FOR US. GENES TRANSMISSION GAVE US CHEVROLET TRANSMISSION TO GIVE AWAY, AND QUINCY COMPRESSOR JUMPED ON BOARD GIVING US AN AIR COMPRESSOR TO GIVE AWAY. EVERYONE IN THE CLUB WAS WORRIED ABOUT HOW WE WERE GOING TO MAINTAIN OUR FORMAT OF FEEDING EVERYONE AT THE PICNIC. SO THIS YEAR THE PICNIC HAD TO BE ABANDONED. PROBABLY A GOOD THING AS THAT YEAR NETTED 497 CARS FOR THE WEEKEND. THIS WAS ALSO THE FIRST YEAR THAT WE STARTED GIVING TO A CHARITY THAT WOULD STAY IN THE COMMUNITY INSTEAD OF BEING DISBURST NATIONALLY. CAMP CALLAHAN RECEIVED ALL THE DONATIONS AND FUND RAISING MONEY. SOMETHING ELSE THAT WAS ADDED THIS YEAR WAS THE BLOCKING OFF OF UPTOWN QUINCY ON SATURDAY FOR STREET ROD PARKING ONLY. THIS LET THE CITIZENS OF QUINCY SEE THE CARS AND ALSO TALK WITH THE OWNERS. THIS WAS RECEIVED VERY WELL BY THE STREET RODDERS AND THE COMMUNITY. WITH OUR 50/50 DRAWINGS INCREASING EVERY YEAR THAT YEAR WE DONATED $2622.00 TO CAMP CALLAHAN.
THE 16th ANNUAL RUN WAS HELD IN 1991. THIS YEAR THE CLUB DECIDED TO DEVELOP A PROJECT FOR CAMP CALLAHAN. THE KIDS THAT ATTEND CAMP NEEDED A TRAIL FROM THEIR BARRACKS AREA TO THE MESS HALL, SO THE EARLY TIN DUSTERS AGREED TO FINANCE IT UNTIL COMPLETION, WITH THE LABOR ALSO BEING THE CLUB MEMBERS. THIS WAS ANOTHER BANNER YEAR FOR US INCREASING OUR ATTENDANCE TO 538 CAR. WITH EVEN MORE MAJOR DOOR PRIZES TO BE GIVEN AWAY. WITH THE GENEROUS DONATIONS OF THE STREET RODDERS AND THE 50/50 DRAWING WE STARTED TO BUILD THE TRAIL WITH $1600.00
THE 17th ANNUAL COLOR RUN IN 1992 WAS ONCE AGAIN A BIG SUCCESS WITH 534 CARS IN ATTENDANCE AND MONEY STILL BEING DONATED TO COMPLETE THE TRAIL. THIS YEAR THE 50/50 NETTED $1620.00 TOWARD IT.
THE 18TH ANNUAL COLOR RUN WAS THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD IN 1993 AND IT DID SLOW US DOWN SOME, BUT EVERYONE STILL HAD A GREAT TIME. THIS YEAR WITH DROPPING DOWN TO 336 CARS. THAT YEAR THE PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE WERE STARTING TO COME TO QUINCY ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND WANTING US TO DO SOMETHING FOR THEM ON FRIDAY. AGAIN THIS YEAR WE DONATED $1450.00 TO THE TRAIL FOR THE KIDS.
THE 19th COLOR RUN IN 1994 HAD EVEN MORE FOR THE STREET RODDERS TO DO. THIS WAS THE FIRST YEAR FOR UPTOWN QUINCY PROMOTION OF GO FOR THE GOLD. THIS REALLY WENT OVER WELL WITH THE WOMEN, THEY MAKE A TOUR OF THE BUSINESSES UPTOWN AND RECEIVE A TICKET FROM EACH STORE, ON SUNDAY 3 TICKETS ARE DRAWN AND $750.00 WORTH OF GOLD JEWELRY IS GIVEN AWAY. OUR ATTENDANCE WENT BACK UP AGAIN THIS YEAR TO 499 CARS. THIS YEAR THE 50/50 DRAWING AMOUNTED TO $2231.00 ALL GOING TO THE TRAIL. ANOTHER THING THAT WAS STARTED THAT YEAR WAS THE TOUR OF THE OLD HOMES IN QUINCY FOR THE LADIES. HOWEVER, THE MEN WENT ON THE TOUR AND ENJOYED IT JUST AS MUCH AS THE LADIES.
1995 THE 20TH. ANNUAL ROD RUN WAS SPECIAL TO US. THIS WAS THE YEAR THAT WE HAD ENOUGH MONEY TO COMPLETE THE TRAIL FOR THE KIDS. WE HAD OUR LARGEST ATTENDANCE YET, WITH 577 CARS, AND $2750.00 DONATED TO CAMP CALLAHAN. WITH THINGS GETTING LARGER AND LARGER EVERY YEAR, UPTOWN QUINCY IS GETTING FULLER AND FULLER; BUT THE BACKING WE GET FROM THE VISTOR'S BUREAU AND UPTOWN QUINCY IS FANTASTIC. THAT WAS ALSO OUR FIRST YEAR FOR A HOSPITALITY ROOM FOR OUR FRIDAY NIGHT ARRIVALS.
1996 THE 21ST ANNUAL COLOR RUN WAS HELD, WITH 632 CARS IN ATTENDANCE. QUINCY COMPRESSOR REALLY JUMPED ON THE BAND WAGON THAT YEAR, GIVING US TWO COMPRESSORS. ONE OF THEM WAS TO BE AUCTIONED OFF. THIS BROUGHT AROUND $650.00 WHICH WAS DONATED TO CAMP CALLAHAN IN THEIR NAME FOR CAMPING SCHOLORSHIPS FOR THE KIDS THAT COULD NOT AFFORD TO GO. WITH THE PEOPLE OF QUINCY GETTING TO SEE THE CARS BOTH IN UPTOWN QUINCY ON SATURDAY, AND UPPER MOORMAN PARK ON SUNDAY, A GOOD ESTIMATE WOULD PROBABLY BE AROUND 10,000 PEOPLE CAME TO SEE THE CARS. WITH OUR TRAIL PROJECT COMPLETED A NEW PROJECT WAS STARTED WITH IT BEING HANDICAPPED ACCESSABLE RESTROOMS AT THE CAMP. THIS YEAR THE 50/50 DRAWING NETTED $4055.00. GIVE A STREET RODDER A GOOD CAUSE, AND THEY WILL BACK YOU 100%.
OUR ROD RUN IN 1997 WAS OUR 22ND ANNUAL COLOR RUN. IT CONTINUED TO GROW WITH MORE AND MORE CARS. THAT YEAR WE HAD 677. AGAIN THAT YEAR, QUINCY COMPRESSOR DONATED TWO AIR COMPRESSORS, WITH ONE OF THEM THIS YEAR BEING RAFFLED OFF. THE AIR COMPRESSOR GENERATED $1350.00 WITH ALL OF IT BEING DONATED AGAIN IN QUINCY COMPRESSORS NAME FOR CAMPING SCHOLORSHIPS. THIS WAS A GREAT YEAR FOR THE EARLY TIN DUSTERS BY BEING PRESENTED THE FIRST AND ONLY ?BRICK? FROM UPTOWN QUINCY INCORPORATED FOR THE PROMOTION OF UPTOWN QUINCY AND GENERATING 2.5 MILLION DOLLARS IN REVENUE TO QUINCY IN A SINGLE WEEKEND. WITH THE CLOSING OF THE ROD RUN ON SUNDAY, OUR 50/50 DRAWING THAT YEAR WAS $3630.00 ALL GOING TO THE NEW PROJECT.
THE 30TH ANNUAL EARLY TIN DUSTERS COLOR RUN IN 2005 WAS WELL ATTENDED WITH 860 VEHICLES. THE STREETRODDERS HAD A GREAT TIME AND $7450 WAS RAISED FOR CAMP CALLAHAN.
THE 2006, 31ST ANNUAL EARLY TIN DUSTERS FALL COLOR RUN HAD 832 STREETRODS AT THE SHOW. IT WAS VERY COOL AND WINDY ALMOST ALL WEEKEND. THE EARLY TIN DUSTERS WERE STILL ABLE TO RAISE $8210 FOR CAMP CALLAHAN KIDS.
THE 2007, 32ND EARLY TIN DUSTERS COLOR RUN WAS FANTASTIC THIS YEAR! THERE WERE 919 VEHICLES REGISTERED THIS YEAR. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT WE RAISED A LOT OF MONEY FOR CAMP CALLAHAN, A SUMMER CAMP FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN. THIS YEAR, THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF THE STREETRODDERS, $10,275 WAS RAISED FOR THE CHILDREN. THE WEATHER COOPERATED FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND, ALTHOUGH A LITTLE BREEZY SUNDAY. STREETRODDERS PARTICIPATED IN SEVERAL ACTIVITIES DURING THE FALL COLOR RUN: FRIDAY, TOURS OF QUINCY AND WINE TASTING WERE AVAILABLE, AND THE QUINCY MALL INVITED STREETRODDERS TO COME AND ENJOY SOME MUSIC AND SHOPPING AT THEIR PARKING LOT. SATURDAY, A SHOW AND SHINE DAY WAS HELD IN UPTOWN QUINCY. LIL RONNIE AND THE CLASSICS PLAYED A SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE THAT WAS PACKED. SUNDAY, A POKER RUN AND SHOW AND SHINE DAY WAS HELD AT UPPER MOORMAN PARK BEFORE THE AWARDS CEREMONYS. THEN, THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF DONATED PRIZES WERE GIVEN AWAY. OUR THANKS TO ALL THE BUSINESSES FOR THEIR DONATIONS. THE STREETRODDERS REALLY SEEMED TO ENJOY THE WEEKEND AS MUCH AS WE ENJOYED HOSTING IT. THE EARLY TIN DUSTERS ARE CLOSING IN ON THE $100,000 MARK FOR DONATIONS TO CAMP CALLAHAN. HOPEFULLY, NEXT YEAR WILL BE THE YEAR.
IN THE YEARS THAT THE ROD RUN HAS BEEN IN QUINCY THERE HAVE BEEN MANY MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS DONATED BY LOCAL MERCHANTS AS GIVE AWAY PRIZES. THE STREET RODDERS HAVE DONATED OVER $90,000 TOWARD CAMP CALLAHAN. (SEE EXACT FIGURES BELOW) OUR SHOW WILL STAY A FAMILY EVENT, WITH FRIDAY BEING KIDS NIGHT, SATURDAY BEING MOM?S DAY WITH THE ?GO FOR THE GOLD?, AND THE WHOLE WEEKEND FOR DAD TO ENJOY SEEING THE KIDS GETTING TO DO SOMETHING, MOM TRYING TO WIN THE GOLD, AND HIS ENJOYMENT OF GETTING TO SEE THE STREET RODS AND ALL OF HIS FRIENDS. THE MAIN THING ABOUT OUR COLOR RUN IS THAT IT IS STILL THE LARGEST FREE EVENT IN THE CENTRAL STATES. WE BRING IN PEOPLE FROM 13 STATES TO QUINCY. ALTHOUGH IT INVOLVES A GREAT DEAL OF WORK AND TEAMWORK, WE TRULY ENJOY HOSTING THE EARLY TIN DUSTERS FALL COLOR RUN AS MUCH AS THE STREETRODDERS ENJOYING COME TO IT.
The 2008 Early Tin Dusters Fall Color Run was a tremendous success. There were a total of 882 registered streetrods. Friday the streetrods started rolling into Quincy and headed for the Oakley-Lindsay Center to check in. During the afternoon on Friday, 48 streetrodders took advantage of taking a tour bus on a historic Quincy trip as well as traveling to the Lewis Round Barn and Spirit Knob Winery. The trip was enjoyed by all and very informative and entertaining. Friday evening was a little cool, but that didn't stop the folks from heading to the Quincy Mall parking lot to gather together and listen to some good old rock and roll. During the day Saturday, which was nice and sunny, the rodders parked their vehicles in uptown Quincy. The general public was given the opportunity to come out and see some beautiful vehicles, along with a few ugly ones too?! There were plenty of vendors around Washington Park, selling quite a variety of items and food. Everyone seemed to enjoy being out and sharing stories and information about their vehicles. Saturday night a dance was held at the Oakley-Linsay Center. The Classics kept the dance floor hopping, playing and singing that good ol' rock and roll music. On Sunday we were blessed with another beautiful day. The streetrods all looked like Easter eggs from a distance with their bright colors shining in the sun. In the afternoon, the awards were presented to some very deserving streetrodders. New this year was a category for "29 and Under". After the awards were presented, drawing took place for the many prizes given by several different sponsors. Some of the major prizes included, two transmissions, two engines, a compressor, a beautiful gas pump cabinet, and many other prizes from local merchants. All the money raised from selling raffle tickets for these items, went to Camp Callahan. $14,059 was raised and presented this year. The Early Tin Dusters, thanks to the generosity of streetrodders, have given a total of over $100,000 to Camp Callahan since 1990. Camp Callahan is a summer camp for special needs children. As the event ended, the streetrodders headed out. The Early Tin Duster members were at the bridge wishing them well and asking them to return next year.
The Early Tin Dusters 2009 Fall Color Run began with registration Friday, October at the Oakley Lindsay Center. The Color Run continues to be a ?Freebie?. No registration fee has ever been required. Streetrodders from different states made the annual trip to Quincy, Illinois. The main purpose for having this event is to raise money for Camp Callahan, a summer camp for special needs children. The Early Tin Dusters have been raising money for Camp Callahan since 1990. To date, over $114,000 has been donated to Camp Callahan by the Early Tin Dusters. The money is raised by selling raffle tickets during the Color Run event. Local businesses donate a variety of prizes including, engines, transmissions, compressors, a beautiful quilt, wine cooler, and a round trip vacation to Reno. There are many other prizes, as well as a 50/50 drawing. Camp Callahan received a total of $10,000 from the Early Tin Dusters this year. The entire community gets involved in this yearly activity. Several stores located uptown have a ?Go for the Gold? event for the ladies. They have a chance to win some very nice jewelry just for visiting the businesses. Mark Twain Casino had a ?Drive In?, and a special night for the rodders. The movie shown: ?American Graffiti?, of course. Saturday was a ?Show and Shine? day. Several blocks uptown were closed to all vehicles except for streetrods. The public was welcome to tour the area to see some rare vehicles. There was a special area for ?Under 29? vehicles. Several vendors set up shop around Washington Park, selling everything from t-shirts, after-market car parts, as well as a swap meet. Saturday night was a time to put on your dancin? shoes. The Classics were on stage at the Oakley Lindsay Center. That good old rockin? roll music got everybody on the dance floor. It was a very relaxed atmosphere with everyone enjoying the company of others. When the band took a break, a slideshow was shown on a huge screen of previous years Fall Color Runs. Upper Moorman Park was the place to be on Sunday. The sun was shining and the colors of cars and trucks were absolutely illuminated. The streetrodders shared information and stories with each other, some of them were even true. Church services were held in the morning. The sound system played the songs we all love to hear at these events. In the early afternoon the awards ceremony took place. Some very deserving rodders received plaques. Two Early Tin Dusters, Brian Hackett and Jerry Stone, received plaques from J.R. Heady representing the NSRA, for the assistance they have rendered in the past for stranded streetrodders in our area. Following the awards ceremony, the raffle tickets were drawn, and prizes given away. The Early Tin Dusters were at the bridge to wave goodbye and wishing everyone a safe trip home. The bridge is the only way in and out of Upper Moorman Park. We wanted all to know that there presence was appreciated, and we certainly hope for their return. A very important change will take place at the 2010 Fall Color Run. Friday?s registration will take place at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 48th and Oak Street. The Saturday night dance will also be at the Holiday Inn Express. Saturday?s registration will take place across the street from Washington Park uptown
The 2010 Fall Color Run started off on Friday, with registration being held at the Holiday Inn lobby at 48th and Broadway. This was a new location for registration and seemed to go quite well. Terrible's Casino had a drive-in movie night Friday night and the Quincy Mall held an event at their parking lot with an Oldies Radio station. Saturday Show and Shine was held Saturday uptown. It was a beautiful Fall day. Registration continued, 918 vehicles registered this year. The ladies enjoyed Go For The Gold by traveling to various stores uptown. Raised on Radio played Saturday night at a free dance held at the Holiday Inn. A slideshow of pictures from previous Fall Color Runs were shown during the band's breaks. Sunday's activties took place at Upper Moorman Park. Another beautiful day was enjoyed by all. A poker run was held. Church services were offered on site. The awards program and prize give-aways were held at the end of the event. The Early Tin Dusters, thanks to all the streetrodders, were able to give Camp Callahan $15,600 this year. That's a new record and one we hope to beat at the 2011 Fall Color Run.
Great weather greeted the streetrodders to the 2011 Early Tin Dusters Fall Color Run. There were 904 registered streetrodders this year. The vehicles were again welcomed by downtown Quincy merchants on Friday and Saturday. The ladies had their "Go for the Gold" event going on. The men enjoyed the vehicles and trading ideas for future builds. Friday afternoon was the time to head out to Powder Coat Plus. They showed off their powdercoating operation. They were super host, offering wine, beer, and snacks to the streetrodders. Saturday the rodders were again able to show off their vehicles uptown. The public came out to see some beautiful vehicles. The city of Quincy, Illinois was again a super host. Several streets were blocked off, and only streetrods and vendors were allowed. Saturday night was the time to dance. A full house made for a great time. Sunday found everyone out at Moorman Park. The weather cooperated all weekend long. The awards ceremony took place at 2:30. Some very deserving rodders received recognition. Just as important as the awards was the fact that the streetrodders helped raise over $10,000 for Camp Callahan. In addition, HyVee on Harrison Street added an additional $3,000. The Early Tin Dusters again offered our thanks to the rodders by waving good-bye on the bridge as they headed home. We hope to see all again next year, plus a few more.
The 2012, 37th annual Early Tin Dusters Fall Color Run started with some misty rain and cool weather on Friday. But, the forecast for Saturday and Sunday was promising. Our streeetrod numbers were down slightly. 831 streetrodders registered before the end of the rod run. Over 600 streetrodders registered on Friday. They were here to help the Early Tin Dusters raise money for Camp Callahan. The Color Run continues to remain a “Freebie” for pre-1949 vehicles only. Powder-Coat Plus held their 2nd annual open-house. The streetrodders were greeted at their business with drinks and bbq. Powder-Coat Plus took the time to demonstrate the procedures they use to do their powdercoating. The streetrodders then had the option of making a short trip to the Quincy Mall. Some good deals in a variety of the stores were available for the streetrodders. In addition, a cruise night was being held on the parking lot. A special section was blocked off for streetrods only with the Oldies radio station there to entertain. Sunshine greeted us on Saturday. It was Show and Shine time in downtown Quincy, Illinois. The city cooperates with the Early Tin Dusters by blocking off several downtown streets that are for streetrods only. The downtown merchants encourage the ladies to visit their businesses by having the annual “Go for the Gold” event. Just by visiting the businesses, the ladies become eligible to win some very nice prizes. The swap meet was a big hit again this year as well. If a part was needed, it could probably be found. Several vendors were on hand. If you needed a new car part, shirt, or food, our vendors were there to serve. Saturday night was the time to rock. The Holiday Inn is where the streetrodders went to enjoy dancing to some good old rock and roll music. Come Sunday, more sunshine. Everyone headed to Upper Moorman Park. The Fall leaves were in full bloom as the vehicles rolled into the park. Sunday church services were available for those who wished to attend. We were honored to have all the veterans in the park present the colors as our national anthem was played. In the afternoon, it was time to honor those folks who were picked for awards. The raffles were held and prizes handed out to the winners. Some of the major prizes were: a crate engine, a rebuilt engine, a rebuilt transmission, a wine cooler, a special wooden gas pump cabinet, and four new tires. The streetrodders witnessed $12,300 being given to Camp Callahan, a summer camp for special needs children. Our thanks to all those who attended the 37th annual Fall Color Run.