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(PHOTOS) Fifth annual car show raises funds for Bar Nunn Fire Department

Fifth annual Bar Nunn Fire Department car show, from the gunner's hatch of the Atomic Annie. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — Bar Nunn’s fire department hosted its fifth annual car show on Saturday at Antelope Park, welcoming 76 vehicles of many shapes and sizes.

While the turnout was smaller than that of previous years, the department still considered the event successful. “It was pretty good, considering the economic conditions,” said Fire Chief Robert Hoover. “Cost of fuel, stuff like that.” Hoover also mentioned they were competing with some other car shows in town.

There were a total of 13 categories contestants could enter their cars into. Winners were announced around 2:30 p.m.

When they weren’t viewing or voting on the selection of vehicles, attendees could enjoy food and goods from vendors, like Not Your Mama’s Salsa and I’Scream 4 Ice Cream. Fire department T-shirts were also available for sale.

The town of Bar Nunn also got a chance to show off its new splash pad at the event. Kids cooled off playing in the water, welcoming a break from the over-80-degree heat.

All profits from the show will benefit Bar Nunn Fire Department, helping to pay for things the town’s budget can’t cover. Up to $4,000 has been raised in past years, Assistant Chief Cody Edgington told Oil City previously.

Later this year, the fire department will have more fundraising events, including its beloved haunted house during the week of Halloween. The department will also host an Oktoberfest the first week of October this year, Hoover said.

Fifth annual Bar Nunn Fire Department car show, July 22, 2022. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)
Entry #711. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)
Some fun colors at Bar Nunn Fire Department’s annual car show. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)
Entry #702. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)
Roadrunner hangs from the electric green hood of entry #305. Wile E. Coyote sulked in the backseat. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)
More colors lined up at the car show. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)
Entry #503. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)
Entry #801, Black Sheep. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)
Paint detail on entry #309. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)
Entry #1002. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)
Motorcycles at Bar Nunn’s car show. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)
Travis Blankenbaker’s Atomic Annie, which is a replica of the vehicle that appears in Mad Max: Fury Road. Travis has been working on it since 2016, and took home an award at the immersive Wasteland Weekend Event in 2021. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)


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