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Devils Tower Car Show

Moorcroft's own Texas Trail Cruisers Car Club celebrated their 19th annual Devils Tower Car Show Saturday. The event was held at the gate to the tower with 98 classics, some true to the original and others considerably upgraded.

Each vehicle had a story at this show, such as one about a rig built of friendship and love as one of the bucket list items completed by the Orr family before the death of one of their own.

"My dad and my uncle built it for my uncle's retirement out of the service back in 2008," Logan Orr explained. "My uncle loved it so much and wanted it for his own, [they started with] just the frame and my uncle and my dad did it all; they built it in a couple of weeks and he started running it. My uncle recently passed away and it's my dad's and mine now."

The competition for best was fierce, but here are the winners in each category:

First place car went to Mark Himle from Gillette with his 1970 Plymouth Superbird; second place car, Toppy Ramey, Kearneysville, WV, 1957 Pontiac Star Chief. Toppy and his Star Chief also won the long distance award, donated by ATS Drivetrain.

First place truck was awarded to Joe and Amy Wyatt of Casper, WY with their 1962 Dodge Power Wagon; second place truck, Elden Peyrot, Gillette, 1958 International A-110.

The Wyoming Street Rod Association, out of Douglas, WY presented their award to Jim and Karen Naramore from Gillette with their 1956 Ford F100 pickup.

The Matt Driskill Top Gun Award, donated by Ogden and Zannie Driskill, went to Robert and Kelsey Ball of Rapid City, SD, with their 1948 Chevy Pickup Thriftmaster.

Those who are interested in the club are welcome to check out their website at or email Carolyn Holberg at [email protected] or call 307-756-2003 for more information.

Next year's Devils Tower Car Show will be held Saturday, August 19, 2023. Folks are invited to come by and listen to some great stories and look at many amazing vintage vehicles.