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Rain doesn't dampen Depot Day

by JOSH MCDONALD
Staff Reporter | May 12, 2022 10:17 AM

WALLACE — Hundreds of automotive enthusiasts braved the cold wet weather last weekend as the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum presented Depot Day.

After back-to-back years of digital car shows, the wildly popular event made its in-person re-debut and with just about everything working against it — it was still quite the success.

More than 100 different cars, trucks, motorcycles and even a retro RV parked themselves along Cedar and Sixth streets in the Silver Valley’s Center of the Universe, with locals and participants alike meandering through the displays.

Depot Day has long been the kick off for the Wallace tourism season and if last weekend was any indication, 2022 is going to be a good one.

“Folks seemed happy to be at a live event despite the weather,” said Cindy Lien, one of the event’s organizers. “The vendors and local businesses did well and there were lots of smiles in the crowd. We were all just very happy to have our traditional Depot Day event again.”

The Depot Day raffle winners were Ron and Robin Polley (first place; framed eagle print along with Sunshine Silver rounds), and Axel Carlson (second place; $100 Idaho Silver Shop gift certificate).

Fifty-six trophies were handed out throughout the car show, including first and second place in the following categories:

Modern Muscle — 1st, Todd Marley; 2nd, Brett Mitchell

Antique — 1st, Ryder Gauteraux; 2nd, Jeff Zimmerman

Unrestored Original — 1st, Jerry Flowers

Restored to Original — 1st, Colleen Flowers; 2nd, Randy Kindya

Convertible — 1st, Keri St. John; 2nd, Glenn Ethridge

Muscle Car — 1st, Jim Johnson

Street Rod — 1st, Nancy McDowell; 2nd, Zack and JoAnn Ayers

Modified/Custom — 1st, Joe Ulrich; 2nd, Glenn Davis

Pickup/SUV — 1st, Brad Cox; 2nd, Ray Hoppe

Modified/Custom Pickup — 1st, Robert Cushman

Special Interest — 1st, Cliff Arthur; 2nd, Mike Dancer

In Progress/Unfinished — 1st, Sonia and Jim Herbert; 2nd, Ed and Karen Thompson

Corvette — 1st, Gerald Farley; 2nd, Darla Jefferson

Motorcycle — 1st, Donald Byrd; 2nd, Sarah Murphy

Rat Rod — 1st, Rat Rod Chuck; 2nd, Todd Morgan

Several other participants were awarded Outstanding Artist awards following the show.