Troy, Missouri – Despite the blistering heat and humidity that scorched Lincoln County from the start, and a drop in attendance compared to last year’s event, the annual Memories on Main Street went relatively smoothly. I was.
Auto enthusiasts endured the 2021 version of the heat, largely due to the fact that it was the first event held after the pandemic, but in the mid-to-late 90s when the heat index exceeded 110 degrees. Due to the temperature, many people left early.
Nevertheless, the crowd remained steady for most of the afternoon. The Troy District Chamber of Commerce was pleased as its members coped with the heat all day long to host the event.
From the early 1960s to the 1980s, downtown Troy’s most popular cars and trucks of every model and age, from Corvettes and Impalas to Chevrolet Novas, lined Main Street.
Also on display at the auto show were the standard “rat rods” and the original 1959 Chevrolet El Camino.
Local couple Paul and Yvette Frazier brought their 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury to the main car show Memories for the first time.Troy residents were thrilled to show off their ‘blue boat’
“I couldn’t wait to bring this to the auto show,” said Yvette Frazier. “This is our first time, so we wanted to make this special.”
“It’s starting to look good to show at auto shows,” said Paul Fraser.
Unlike its predecessor, the Sport Fury was fitted with a 383 ‘Command’ engine and a manual transmission.
“She’s no expert at driving this kind of car, but I had[Yvette]show drive it,” he said. “It was her father’s car, so she should have driven.”
To honor Yvette Frazier’s father, who always wanted his car rebuilt and ready for the car show, Mr. and Mrs. Frazier brought his ashes to the show to show presence rather than spirit. I brought him to the event.
“He’s in the glovebox,” said Yvette Fraser. “He always wanted to have this car ready for the show.
“We always wanted to do something for him. It took a long time to come, but we finally did it for him.”
When the awards were presented, St. Peters resident Ron Feldman won “Best in Show” for his 1957 Chevy Nomad.
It also won Feldman’s “Best Display” during the event. ”
“I get more compliments on displays than cars,” said Feldman.
Feldman says he spent five years building his own car from scratch, and it’s been years since he’s attended an auto show.
“[Winning the Memories Award at the main car show]is very valid,” Feldman said. “It’s nice to win when you buy it when you do all the work yourself.”