Several Western Slope car clubs were well represented at the 10th annual Mesquite Motor Mania in Mesquite, Nev., on Martin Luther King weekend, Jan. 12-14. Twelve members and their wives representing the Delta Street Rodders, Ute Trails Car Club, Ramblin' Relics and Black Canyon Classics travelled to Mesquite for a weekend of fun and sun. All were registered under the travelling club name "Western Slope Cruisers."
The travelling Western Slope Cruisers were: Mike Fox, Austin; Tom and Bev Henry, Cedaredge; Lynn and Melody Krebs, Montrose; Richard and Kay Lamons, Delta; Jim and Dianna Muller, Montrose; Slide and Trezjna Pearce, Austin; Larry Rhine and Mary Jane Place, Delta; Jerry and Betty Seale, Grand Junction; Gary and Connie Tollefson, Austin; Drake and Linda Welch, Hotchkiss; Dave and Sue Whittlesey, Hotchkiss; Mike and Sue Worthington, Delta.
At Sunday's awards ceremony, all 12 members of the Western Slope Cruisers received awards in various categories -- "Outstanding Vehicle," "Crowd Pleaser," and "Directors' Pick." Cash prizes were also received by several members.
The show is a perennial favorite for West Coast and Rocky Mountain car enthusiasts. This year there were just under 1,000 entrants displaying their "rides" at all four casino parking lots, where thousands of spectators enjoyed viewing the show cars for free.