Father’s Day Classic car show in Gering, Nebraska

This weekend, fellow journalist Tim Esterdahl and I attended the annual Father’s Day Classic in Gering, Nebraska, one of the region’s largest classic car shows. There were over 300 entries this year, ranging from as-found antiques to fully restored classics, street rods, modified classics, and more. Tim and I had a lot of fun and saw some great vehicles and met great people at the event.

This is Aaron, getting a “money shot” on a Ford Ranchero emblem. Photo by Tim Esterdahl of Spork Publishing.

Tim’s father-in-law was there, as was Tim’s oldest son. The show takes place on a nice, grassy lawn overlooking Gering and Scottsbluff, Nebraska with the short mountains behind and the large sugar silos on the far side of the valley. It was a nice, sunny day with a good turnout for the show.

Tim Esterdahl “workin’ it” during the show. Photo by the author.

I created a video of the photos I’ve selected from the couple of hundred I took through the day. They are arranged in chronological order, oldest to newest, starting with a funny street rod based on a 1923 T-Bucket with Chevrolet emblems all over it. Since my thing is truly antique and as-intended or fully-restored to original cars, most of the vehicles you’ll see here are unmodified originals or restorations. Check out the work-in-progress 1928 Ford, the pair of 1966-67 Chargers with original paint, and the awesome woody wagon found in a barn with only the tires, wood, and some engine parts being added since its find. How many classics can you name from this collage?


Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.