The Southern Iowa Mustang Club held its car show on June 15 at the town square in Pella. There were 62 entries from around the state, with Mustangs ranging from all years of production.
Entries came from both local communities and areas as far as Maquoketa, Chariton and Des Moines. While a majority of the cars in the show were Mustangs, there were also other Ford cars entered, such as pickups, hot rods and a Lincoln Mercury. There were 25 different categories for cars to be entered into at the show.
This was the first year the show had been held uptown, which allowed for a better turnout from community members. Members of the Southern Iowa Mustang Club were hopeful that the new location would help the local economy by having participants visit local businesses.
Although there were challenges because of the weather, members of the Southern Iowa Mustang Cub were pleased with the turnout.
“It was going to be a challenge because of the weather, but we knew several people would come,” said club member Dean Hoy, of Attica.
One of the cars at the show belonged to Debbie Sevier of Knoxville. Her 1967 green GTA Fastback had previously won best in show at the 50th anniversary of Mustangs in Des Moines, amongst other awards as well. Despite risking the weather, Sevier was glad to bring her car to a show in the area.
“We had a chance to have a lot of good mustangs here today,” said Hoy. “It’s a good day to be at the show. The Southern Iowa Mustang Club does a great job.”