Johnny Carson Park on Sunday played host to hundreds of hot rods and custom cars and their fans at the 23rd annual Road Kings show.
The event is one of two held annually by the Road Kings to raise money for community organizations and local high school automotive shop classes. In the past decade, the group has raised more than $375,000, according to organizers.
At one end of the park was “Rat Poison,” a 1965 Shelby Cobra that weighs in at 2,780 pounds — with driver. Elsewhere, a 1931 Ford rat rod — a car featuring arrested decay, rather than the more usual custom paint and chrome — blared Johnny Cash on the radio, with its 1952 tractor motor exposed for all to see.
There was also 68-year-old Gary Hendrickson, who wore tattered denim overalls and a cap, dressing the part of an early 20th century farmer and owner of a 1915 Ford Model T.