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Milestone car show draws a crowd during unusual summer

Elizabeth Herbert

Slatonite Intern

The 25-Annual Caprock Classic Car Show and Cruise took place Friday and Saturday (July 17 and 18) around downtown Slaton.

Cars of various shapes, sizes, models and makes were parked in lots surrounding the square for locals to visit and enjoy while social distancing or wearing a mask.

One such car was a Thunderbird with a V-8 engine owned by Greg and Christie Pare, who said they are only the third owners of the vehicle – Christie’s father bought the car from its original owner, E.J. Colvin, when she was in high school.

Christie Pare said she can remember a conversation with her father in which she told him to never sell the car to an outside source.

“Don’t ever sell that car unless you talk to me first,” Christie Pare said, in regard to her conversation with her father. “If you’re gonna sell it, I’m gonna be the one to buy it.”

Displaying the car at the show made sense as Greg Pare said the couple became members of the Caprock Classic Car Club after inheriting the Thunderbird, which has all original paint, interior, trunk mat and spare tire – the only outlier being the dealer-installed FrigiKing air conditioner.

For more information, including a picture page of the car show and cruise, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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