'55 Oldsmobile Wins "Best In Show"

This actually could be your father's Oldsmobile. If you're old enough, you remember the famous ad campaign when Oldsmobile – determined to shake the image that it built boring cars for sleepy seniors – announced that the 1990 Oldsmobile is "not your father's Oldsmobile." Well, not only did the campaign alienate its existing buyer base, it confused everyone else and, ultimately, sped up the demise of the Oldsmobile brand a decade later. Nowadays, if you own one of those pre-90s Oldsmobiles, like this two-tone 1955 Olds 88 Holiday Hardtop, you can actually win awards because it is very, very cool! This car, now owned by Scott Barber, won "Best In Show" in the 2023 Chariots of Fire Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show.

Other winners included Christine Wolff for her 1941 Packard 180, Shane Ferris for his 1953 Ford F100, John Mott for his 1966 Chevelle SS, and Phil Wood for his 1996 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide.

What a show it was, with more than 65 vehicles ranging from a Lincoln Continental that was at least a mile long, to custom hot rods, totally beefy muscle cars and even a retired fire engine. And nearly $1,000 was raised to help Elizabeth area families in need. A revved-up thank you everyone who participated and worked hard to make this event a huge success!