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Mission Marketplace Car Show

Saturday March 6, 2004




Approximately two weeks prior to this event, the Mission city council and members of the Mission chamber of commerce contacted Jim Schroeder and family with the idea of hosting an old car show.  They were asked if it was possible to have a car show and if they would be willing to organize it and try to get cars to turn out for the event.  Jim, his wife Jan, daughter Mindy, and son-in-law Mark agreed and all got busy working their tails off to make this event happen.  They contacted us here at RGV OldCars and asked us to help promote the show and get the word out.  We did that and even invited everyone out early in the morning of the event to join us for a breakfast time and cruise over to the show in an old car caravan.



We were pleased to see about 20 old cars along with their owners and families turn out to join us at the Country Pancake House in McAllen and then we took a nice little cruise over to the show together, turning heads and getting plenty of thumbs up and horn honks along the route.  RGV OldCars handed out free t-shirts to all the participants of our breakfast cruise, about 50 total people.  We made our way over to the show location in Mission and arrived at about 10:45 to find the parking area almost full.  The cars that came in with us filled in the last spots in the main lot and got settled into place.  This was quite a sight, considering the registration was not to begin until 12:00 noon.  The cars kept showing up and filled in other lots at the show site as well.  Over 150 cars made it out for this event, which was a pleasant surprise as there were several other events and car shows happening on this same day in other parts of the valley. 



Jim and his family were pleased and amazed at how the word got out about the event and were pleased with the number of people and cars that made it out.  Not too bad for a show that came together in just two weeks.  There was a large variety of different cars and trucks, all of which were pre-1975.  Vehicles ranged from some show quality street rods, to original model Ts, to "projects on wheels", even a few WWII military vehicles and a tank.  The weather was nice and cool in the morning hours, no rain or bad weather in sight.  As the day went on, however, the sun came out and heated things up.  Most at the show found their way over to the shade canopies in the middle of the Market Plaza where they could escape the beating sun.  There were vendors selling food items and cold drinks in the center courtyard as well.  The day was still beautiful and this really turned out to be a great event.



Many local businesses and individuals donated items or money for the goodie bags and prizes that were given out.  The event was free to enter for participants and spectators.  Trophies and cash awards totaling over $1,000 were given out to car owners in various classes.  ( See winners list below)  All of the judging was done by allowing those that brought out a car to vote for one another's cars and was all done as peoples choice.  This always helps to keep people from getting mad at a "judge" for not picking his car over someone else's.  Again, more great planning on the part of the Schroeder family.  We would really like to tip our hat and thank and congratulate Jim and Jan Schroeder, Mark and Mindy Levermann, and all the volunteers they had working with them from Mission Paving Co.  You all really did a great job.  Thanks.  Plans are already being made to make this an annual event and with all the success shown from this years event, new sponsors and participants are sure to join in.  See you next year.

Show results

Best in Show:

Robert Goodwin of Mission in his 1956 Chevy Bel Air  received  $150 + trophy


Sonny Sanchez of Mission in his 1929 Hupmobile  received  $100 + trophy

3rd Place:

Joe Garcia of Mission in his 1969 Stingray  received  $ 75  + trophy


Rounding out the top ten - each winner received $50 + plaque:

David Garza of Mission in his 1928 Model A Delivery

Jaime Valdez of Mission in his 1957 Chevy 4 Door Hardtop

Robert Medley of Harlingen in his 1956 Chevy Bel Air

Sam Garza of Mission in his 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback

Joe Cortez of Palmview in his 1946 Chevy Pickup

Emilio Garcia of Mission in his 1967 Chevy Camaro RS

Ed Gomez of Mission in his 1929 Ford T-Bucket


Mayor's Choice Award - $100 prize + plaque:         

Santiago Mendoza of Mercedes in his 1962 Chevy Impala Convertible


Ladies Choice Award - $75 prize and a trophy:

Robert Goodwin of Mission with his 1956 Chevy Bel Air.  

Robert donated his cash prize to the Mission Boys & Girls Club.


Kid's Choice - $75 prize and a trophy:

Emilio Garcia of Mission with his 1967 Camaro RS


Long Distance Award:

Robert Longoria drove down from Corpus Christi for the show.

He was representing the Gear Jammers Car Club.


Special Long Distance Award:

Don Gjere of Minnesota with his 1939 Ford Sedan "The Pumpkin".

Don and his wife make Mission their winter home.


Photos provided by George Winget, and John Cheever.


Award statistics provided by Mindy Levermann.


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