This is what my lovely and I did today.
Quick backstory... Little Steven McQueen was a young punk who got into serious trouble with the law. The judge sent him to a special school out in the middle of nowhere, called the Boys Republic. The motto of the school is "Nothing Without Labor." Here, kids get an education, but they also learn a trade. It could be masonry, carpentry, cabinetmaking, farming, culinary arts, etc. The school is in it's 99th year and still doing great work at turning troubled boys into upstanding men.
After Steve got straightened out and became a successful actor, he never forgot where he came from. He was always supporting of the Boys Republic. After his death, some of his friends, including his son Chad, were brainstorming about how to support the school. Since Steve was a gearhead, they decided to do a car show. It's the sort of thing he would like. 2016 was the ninth year for the show, and the goal was 10,000 visitors and a half million for the school. It really is a spectacular event.
My wife and I usually bring antique engines for display, but this past year she finished her 1965 Mustang. Her mother bought the car new in 1964, and it became Kelley's first car in 1977. It's been her "restoration project" for over 25 years, and she finished it a few months ago. It only made sense to bring it to the Boys Republic, along with one of our engines.
Click the URL to see a few pictures from today. Oh, and I'd like to add... Kelley took home the Best Early Mustang Award. This is the second show she's attended, and she's trophied both times.
Heres' the pics: