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Rain can’t dampen enthusiasm for SSR Rally
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BULLHEAD CITY — While some residents took the rainy Saturday morning to stay in bed, others donned their raincoats and umbrellas to attend the eighth annual Chevy SSR Rally, Show and Party at the Findlay Motor Company, off the Bullhead Parkway.
The rally included many decked-out Chevy SSRs, like two-tone colors and fire flames, as their proud owners worked quickly to keep the raindrops from spotting their prized trucks.
Dwight Morgan, an owner of a purple Chevy SSR, travelled from Pasadena, Calif., to participate in this year’s rally. “I do these every year all over the United States and even in Canada,” said Morgan.
Morgan purchased his 2004 Chevy SSR after the passing of his wife, who was also an avid car enthusiast, a few years ago.
“She loved these and we couldn’t afford it then. When she passed I used the life insurance to buy the vehicle in her favorite color and everywhere I go I know she is with me,” explained Morgan, who has taken his SSR to seven provinces in Canada and 38 states during rallies.
Another favorite of spectators was the 2005 Budweiser-replica Chevy SSR owned by Dick Steinmatz, who is also known in the circuit as “NASCAR Dick”.
Steinmatz gave a brief history of the vehicle as passersby stopped to look.
“They don’t make this series anymore and I am proud to be one of the dozen who own a replica of the original California Speedway pace trucks,” he said.
During the two-hour car show, judges handed out awards for best stock and modification/custom trucks from 2003-2006.