The Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show, which started Friday, January 18, brought hundreds of the finest automobiles, rods, and customs to Century II this weekend.
For the second time in a row, the show was brought by five car enthusiasts from Wichita: Tim Devlin, John Fry, Dick Price, Tom Devlin, and Carl Fry. In 2012, they bought the car show from Darryl Starbird, who put on the classic car show for 55 years.
New this year is The American Spirit Mustang, created by Scott Lewis, a native of Wichita, Kansas. The unique vehicle is a special photo-enriched automobile saluting the American soldier. Lewis spent $80,000 and two years of his time to create the car. He took the vehicle completely apart, refurbished and reconditioned a 1971 Mustang Mach I fastback.
Several members of the Lewis family have served in the military including his wife, father and grandfather. He designed the car to honor them as well as all who have served in the military.
The car show also includes the special “Magnificent 7 Competition,” a competition featuring the best and most unique vehicles that have never-before been seen in Wichita. Cash awards will be given to the top 4 finalists in the “Magnificent Seven” showcase - $5,000 for 1st place, $3,000 for 2nd place, $2,000 for 3rd place and $1,000 for 4th place.
All proceeds for this event will go towards three local charities, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas, Starkey, and the Arc of Sedgwick County.
Admission is Adults $12, Couples $20, Juniors (12-17) $6, Children (11 & under) FREE.