The 3rd Annual Daniel Ray Willis Memorial Car and Bike Show was the biggest one yet, a total of 90 cars and bikes were entered. The show took place on Saturday, June 13th, 2020, n the Hueytown Skateland Parking Lot. The annual show is in memory of Daniel Ray Willis, a vibrant young man who impacted everyone he met and loved life. His life was cut short when he passed in an automobile accident at the age of 29 on September 15th, 2017. After his death, a charity in his honor was established named The Daniel Ray Willis Memorial Fund. The charities mission according to their mission statement is “To keep alive the name and spirit of a beloved son, nephew and best friend of many, by raising funds to provide financial assistance to children and families in need who are affected by illness, injury, disability or death in this way, he will continue to touch people’s lives; his heart will ever beat and ride will never end.” This year’s show raised $7,187 for the foundation, and a portion of will be donated soon to Ady’s Army!
The 90 entries in the show paid no entry fee, but donations were accepted. Attendees of the car show voted on their favorites, and winners were announced. Darryl Byrd Won Best In Show for his 2016 Mustang 5.0. The winners for the show were Jeffery Robinson - 2014 Chevy Camaro, Jay Bates - 1978 Chevy Corvette Pace Car, Rodney Kennedy - Black Hotrod Malibu, Roger Wint - 2018 Mustang, Huge Hudson - 1953 Chevy Bama Truck, Charlie McCullar - 1973 VW Square Back Tan, Scott Bailey - 1969 C10 Chevy PU, Barry Bennett - 1989 Mercury Cougar XR7 S/C, Eric Pleasant - 2003 Street Glide, Jonathan Hicks - 2015 Mustang 5.0, Ken Bonds - 1967 Ford Mustang, Becky Bruner - 1949, Roger Porter - 1932 Ford, Ricky Kirkpatrick - 1983 SS Monte Carlo, Craig Sparks - 2011 Corvette, Phillip Morris - 1962 Sand Buggy, Linda Mason - VW Trike - Rusty, Jeremy Eaton - 1988 Chevy Truck, Charlie McCullar - VW Trike - Yellow, Betty Mable - 2014 Chevy Camaro, Eddie Pinegar - 2015 GMC Truck, Rodney Kennedy - 1951 Chevy PU - Yellow, Johnny Capps Sr. - 1957 Ford Fairlane, Danielle Hurley - 2015 Lexas IS 250, and Kaset Rodger - 1963 VW Beetle
The show was hosted by Creative Images and sponsored by Bessemer Town & Country Ford, Carl Burchfield State Farm, America First Credit Union, New Look Construction, The Point, Classic Towing, Mac’s Tracks, and Hurst Towing, and many volunteers made this year’s car show possible.
Don’t miss next year’s show by following the Daniel Ray Willis Memorial Fund on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Daniel-Ray-Willis-Memorial-Fund.