Turn It On, Wind It Up, Blow It Out, Gto!


Three deuces, a four-speed and a 389. Turn it on, wind it up, blow it out, GTO!

This Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at beautiful Green Valley Park, the 16th annual Beeline Cruise-In (car show) will present more than 250 street rods, convertibles, muscle cars, and old-time cars and trucks from yesteryear.

Ken Sigsbee, this year’s event chair, told me the Rim Country Classic Auto Club is happy to be holding the show for the first time at Green Valley Park, as the park affords elbow-room and shade for the expected 3,000 to 5,000 visitors and the more than 40 vendors who will be on hand.

As always, the entire proceeds from the car show will be distributed to Rim Country charities.

Over the years, many songs have been recorded about men’s and women’s fascination with the automobile. Popular recordings included the 1963 hit “Little Deuce Coupe” by the Beach Boys, the 1964 hit “Three Window Coupe” by the Rip Chords and Wilson Picket’s 1965 favorite, “Mustang Sally.” Country artists scored hits with their songs “’57 Chevrolet” (1978) by Billie Jo Spears; ‘My Old Yellow Car” (1985) by Steve Wariner; and “The Corvette Song” (1986) by George Jones.

I asked Ken what his favorite car song is, which he quickly responded with, “Little GTO.”

This week’s music trivia question is: Can you name the recording group of Ken’s favorite car song, the 1964 hit, “Little GTO?” Some of this group’s other charted hits include “California Bound,” “Sandy” and “Bucket T”. Is this group A) Ronnie & The Daytonas, B) Jan & Dean, C) Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen, or D) The Playmates?

If you are caller number two this week and have the correct answer, you’ll win a “couple’s special” gift certificate from Pizza Factory — where they “toss ’em and they’re awesome!”

Now, let’s see how we did with last week’s question, which was: Which of the following songs was NOT one of the musical numbers from the original 1943 Broadway play, “Oklahoma!”? A) “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,” B) “Surrey With The Fringe On Top,” C) “Some Enchanted Evening” or D) “People Will Say We’re In Love.”

The correct answer was C) “Some Enchanted Evening,” which was a show tune from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific.” The song was so popular that year, that seven different recording artists charted hits with it, most notably Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Jo Stafford and Frank Sinatra.

Congratulations to this past week’s music trivia winner (and first time caller), Doug Bailey.

Doug was born in Elk City, Okla. and raised in Bakersfield, Calif. He was a research engineer for many years and is now retired. He and his lovely wife, Cheryl, have been married for 55 years. They have lived in Payson for the past five years.

Doug and Cheryl met while he was in the service and stationed in California. He was attending a movie where she was ushering. When I asked Doug the name of the movie that was playing, he said he couldn’t remember, as he was too busy watching Cheryl walk up and down the aisles. (I have a feeling she probably remembers the movie title.)

Doug says he enjoys golfing, walking, working on his computer and reading. He is an active member of the Zane Grey Kiwanis Club and both he and Cheryl attend St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church. Doug likes to listen classic country, soft rock and the waltzes of Johann Strauss. His favorite artists are Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline and Roger Whittaker.

A quick update on the summer Concerts Under the Stars progress: I spoke with Deb Rose at parks and rec, who told me that it is looking very good that the concert series will go on as usual, in its entirety. A big “thank you” goes out to the Friends of Parks and Recreation organization, the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, and to individuals who have donated. If you would like to make a donation, please call Deb at 474-5242, ext. 7, or stop by the parks and rec building, next to Green Valley Park.

Lastly, new pictures that have been added to my Web site are from the Jim Shannon-Jamie Moreno wedding reception, held at the Moose Lodge this past Saturday in beautiful downtown Star Valley. What a wonderful young couple they are.

Please stop by and say hello at my vendor booth at the car show!

— DJ Craig — Phone: 468-1482

Web site: www.DJCraigInPayson.com


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