On behalf of the Douthat SPEED Group, I would like to thank everyone who came out and supported the 24th Annual Douthat Lake Run Car Show that was held today on Sunday, May 22, 2022! I would like to thank all of the volunteers, park staff, spectators, participants, vendors, sponsors, Fincastle Baptist Church for providing shuttle service, and the media for all of your dedicated support! We were blessed with a beautiful hot sunny day and were even able to avoid the rain! 120 car show participants, hundreds of spectators, and multiple vendors came out to enjoy the Douthat State Park and the beautiful scenery the lake and the mountains provide! For those that don’t know, Douthat SPEED Group stands for State Park Environmental Education Group, and we are a 501c3 non-profit “friends group” for Douthat State Park. We raise money to make improvements to the park and 100% of our proceeds are spent to make improvements to the park. I would like to congratulate all of the winners of this year’s show, in my eyes each and everyone one of you are all winners. This year’s show was in honor of David Arritt, and I would like to thank David once again for his inspiration, dedication, and support of the Douthat SPEED Group. 24 years ago Forest Gladden approached David about starting a car show at Douthat State Park and hence was born the Douthat Lake Run Car Show and the Douthat SPEED Group. For the past 24 years, David has been very dedicated and inspirational to Douthat State Park and the Douthat SPEED Group and it was an honor for me today to present him with an appreciation plaque that was signed by all of the car show participants and an event t-shirt that displayed two of his vehicles.
The top 25 winners were, in no particular order
Keith Dunbar 1972 Chevelle
Mark Carty 1967 Mustang
Ralph Watts 1957 Ford Custom
Dennis Trainer 1971 Chevelle
William Hise, Jr. 1964 Chevelle
Robert Floyd 1971 Camaro
Allen Cottrill 1967 Camaro
Michael Williams 1969 Mustang
Eugene Windsor 1966 Chevelle
James Pott 1941 Willy’s Coupe
Elmer and Debby Weese 1969 Camaro
Shawn Jennings 1972 Challenger
Mary Ray 1938 Chevy Master Delux
Marvin Morrison 1969 Camaro
Edward and Fonda Coffey 1966 Mustang
Darius and Carolyn Hilton 1967 Camaro
Greg Smith 2017 Silverado
Rusty Hammond 1953 Chevy Pickup
Billy Staton 1963 Impala
Kent Dunn 1934 Ford
David and Angie Hurt 1951 Ford Pickup
Bryan Atkinson 1962 Chevy C10
Chad Childress 1950 GMC
Darrell Ray 1968 Camaro
The speciality trophies were:
Steve King 1971 Chevy Pickup C10, best paint
Linda Helmintoller 1989 Honda Goldwing, best motorcycle
B.J. Wolfe 1932 Chevy Sedan rat rod, best engineered
Darrell Ray 1968 Camaro, best engine
And the rangers pick, trophy built and designed by Williams Fabrication, went to Chad Childress 1950 GMC.
Once again, I would like to thank everyone who came out and supported us for this event, the 24th Annual Douthat Lake Run Car Show.
God bless each and every one of you!
Ray Keen, President Douthat SPEED Group
|Just a few of the cars on display (Photo by Beth Arritt )|
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