Lexington, Virginia Tour
August 10 - 13, 2006
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The George Washington Chapter Model A Club takes its Manifold Cooking seriously. The carefully chosen judges show our dedication to culinary excellence. Click on the small picture to read the qualification statements on the back of their shirts, and you will see what I mean. This is for real, and our judges expect to be plied with beer by the contestants, to cleanse their pallets just like in a real wine tasting contest. Of course, those folks use water, but then they don't have to eat manifold cooking.
The rules required that the food entered in the Manifold Cooking contest be actually cooked on a Model A exhaust manifold. The Automobile Chef (AutoChef) was required to eat the first bite, and had to explain the dish to the judges.
Jim O'Neale removes his appetizer from the manifold. It was hot!
Susan O'Neal, Co-AutoChef, carves the entry.
The first bite goes to Jim.
Explaining Shrimp Quesadillas to the judges. Note they have been given their beers.
Judges sample the O'Neale entry.
Bill and Judy Worsham add the final garnish to their Entree entry, Tuna Steak with Black Bean Salsa.
Bill doesn't look too sure about that first bite!
Judge Jim gets woozy after his first bite.
Judges not taking this too seriously; must be the beer.
Now they dig in. Man, this is gooood!
Woody has to know.
Waiting for the Judge's decision.
The Winners: Jim and Suzan O'Neale for Best Appetizer,
Bill and Judy Worsham for Best Entree.
Both teams will receive the coveted grand prize for Auto Chefery,
a set of combination silverware and wrenches, shown here by Judy.
Hey gang, the Ice Cream Social is starting on the other side of the building!
The Ice Cream line forms quickly, and Roz Johnson gets first choice of about a dozen types of ice cream bars.
Guess she doesn't like us paparazzi guys.
Clarice and Jim are right behind her.
Emily and Elizabeth Tyler, and Pop Williams eat their ice cream; Tom Tyler had already finished his.
Elizabeth knows how to eat that ice cream!
Karen's children know, also. Jack's is long gone, so he got another one later.
Children draw attendee's names for left-over door prizes.
Elizabeth draws her own name, wins can of Peanuts and Bratton's catalog. Clem Clement photo
Finished with her ice cream, Edna models her silver quail ear rings
and ahooga horn necklace.
Awards and Wrap-up
Woody presented a number of awards at the end of the Ice Cream Social. The first went to Derald Hay, of the Active As, who drove 355 miles from Philadelphia, PA. He left early, so we did not get his picture.
Scavenger Hunt winner: Maxine McLawhorn.
Youngest driver: Tom Tyler.
Oldest Model A Ford: Dan and Hope Danielson.
Lady Drivers: Carol Terko and Hope Danielson.
Oldest Driver and also Road Warrier, for getting back with a broken engine: Joe Krafft.
Jim French, thanks for arranging the VMI tour.
Sandy, Janet, Clarice, Bill, Thank-You plaques for helping Woody.
And a final presentation, a thank-you gift from the club to Woody Williams and his family, for arranging and running this grand event.
It takes countless hours and numerous trips to the sites to organize a large tour like this, and we really appreciate the Williams family's efforts.
Pop Williams, Woody's Dad, who keeps him on the straight and narrow!