Torque Masters car show in Sidney was a classic

Auto Extravaganza event brought in around 350 cars into downtown Sidney on Aug. 23.

Elaine Kilpatrick dresses in period clothing as she poses with one of the classic cars on display during Sunday’s Torque Masters Car Club Auto Extravaganza in downtown Sidney.

The streets of Sidney were packed with automobile enthusiasts during Sunday’s Auto Extravaganza, hosted by the Torque Masters Car Club.

For club president Cam McLennan, the weekend event was on par with previous years, attracting close to 350 owners of classics, hot rods, motorcycles, trucks and specialty vehicles. McLennan, who had been up since 4 a.m. with club volunteers, getting the event ready, was still upbeat later Sunday morning, pleased with the visitor turnout.

Sidney’s Beacon Avenue and some side streets were filled with vehicles, automotive vendors and other booths to help enhance people’s day at the big annual car show.

Prizes were on tap in a variety of categories, McLennan said, with the People’s Choice and Mayor’s Choice awards high on participants’ lists. Judges look for a variety of things, he continued, from chrome and interior condition, to overall vehicle presentation.

“For the People’s Choice this year,” he said, “it’s anyone’s guess.”

Prize winners were not available at press time.

Live music, prize draws and other activities kept Beacon Avenue hopping for one of Sidney’s busiest events of the year.

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