In conjunction with the Puddle Jumpers Days Festival, there will be a car show in Odessa which will showcase local classic cars. Lyn Mefferd, Owner of JR’s Custom Pipe Bending, says he expects to see a variety of cars.

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Bob Smith, one of the organizers for the car show says there will be door prizes given away all day.

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Lyn Mefferd says all proceeds taken in from registration fees go to an excellent cause.

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If you own a classic car or just love classic cars, you should head to the 2014 Odessa Car Show on Saturday, August 2nd. There will be judges from out of town coming in so there’s no biased opinions and every entrant gets an equal chance.

There will be awards given out to the top participants in a variety of categories as well as door prizes.

All proceeds taken in from registration fees go to help send kids to camp and support cancer research for kids at St. Jude’s through the Ronnie Sox Foundation.

Press Release From Odessa Car Show 2014 Committee

The Odessa Car Show 2014 Committee announces the addition of Harry Kalwei with his Dick Harrell 1969 Super Stock/Pro Stock Nova to their array of “Special Appearance” cars for the Odessa Car Show 2014 held in conjunction with the upcoming Puddle Jumpers Days Festival July 31-August 2, 2014.

The Dick Harrell and Sox & Martin Cars will be on display August 1, 2014 from 1:00 pm until closing and all day on Saturday August 2. Dale Pulde nationally known Funny Car owner/driver and winningest driver ever for IHRA Nitro Funny Cars will also be in attendance.

Clark Rand states, “We are pleased to have received an invitation to display both our 1967 Super Stock Hemi Belvedere and our 1968/69 Super Stock Hemi Barracuda from the famous Sox & Martin drag racing team. Sox & Martin was one of the most dominant drag racing teams in the sport and these cars are the real deal! They have been painstakingly been restored to “as raced” condition and have been displayed at many major automotive events. Our participation in these events pays tribute not only to the accomplishments of Ronnie Sox and Buddy Martin, but continues to recognize Ronnie through our support of the Sox foundation directed by his wife, Diane Sox.”

Dale Pulde and I look forward to attending the Odessa Car Show 2014. We have just moved back into the area so it is about time to get out there to meet new friends & fans & show them a famous car from the past. We will have shirts and hat for those who might like to purchase them.” said Valerie Harrell.

Rounding out those bringing in cars Harry Kalwei says “Having raced out of the area for many years and having personal ties to the city it is great to be bringing the Dick Harrell Nova to Odessa. The cars being featured represent some of drag racing legends both nationally and locally. Dick produced many winners out of his shop in Kansas City and I am proud to have been one of his racing team and to be able to bring this nostalgia to Odessa for their festival.”

Car Show Chairman Lyn Mefferd said. “We are very happy to have the Dick Harrell Nova of Harry Kalwei added to our show. Attendees will see not only our fine local and regional cars which will be here but also nationally known race cars and personalities which helped established drag racing history. The show also gives the city of Odessa to be in the spot light.

Registration starts for Odessa Car Show 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Saturday with the show going all day and concluding at 3:00 p.m. with the awards ceremony.

Car Show 2014 information may be obtained from Odessa Car Show 2014 Facebook page , by email at or by calling Lyn Mefferd at 816-633-5005 or Bob Smith at 816-519-5858. Odessa Car Show 2014 is being brought back to Odessa by The First Christian Church and Jr’s Custom Pipe Bending. Supporters of this year’s show are Ford Motor Company, Odessa Bank, Bunch Chevrolet and Blue Springs Ford with more being added daily.

Odessa Car Show 2014 will help send kids to camp and support cancer research for kids at St Jude’s through the Ronnie Sox Foundation.