Classics in the Rain At the Iowa State Fair


DES MOINES, Iowa- The Iowa State Fair was a day for some classics int he rain.

The Concrete Crusiers lined the Grand Concourse with their classic cars. Usually the 85 members of this group don’t like to take their shiny cars out in the rain.

“No we don’t like it in the rain at all when roads are wet we usually don’t even drive them,” said Gary Pullen, President of the Concrete Cruisers. “I think we’ve been doing it 15 years or so we’re getting to become like the butter cow now, people come year-to-year and say ‘oh you brought the old cars back’ good to see him again you know.”

Another group of classics in the rain are some 200 antique tractors. Iowa FFA students restore the old machines, and are judged by how well they have done at the restoration.

“Theres a gentleman down here, this is forth project and he said this is the best one because he learned from each contest,” said Josh Crimmins of Earlham. “we try to give constructive criticism and tips. Crimmins along with Bob Gibson of Gilbert were judging one class.

Competitors are give red blue and purple- for the best job. Several classes are judged.