The 17th El Camino Meijel meeting was again a great success. On Saturday and Sunday no less than 92 Chevrolet El Camino's in various colors and years came to the center of Meijel. El Camino's from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Norway, England and the USA. For the church on the square was a place reserved for the gems from 1959. Around the center and in the Dorpstraat were the approximately 250 USA cars of the visitors who had come in large numbers. For the second year, John D'Agostino of Celebrity Kustoms flew over from Discovery Bay California to visit this meeting. Mister John himself chose for him the most beautiful El Camino and this was rewarded with the Award of Excellence. The campaign colourful El Camino from 1959 was chosen for this.
One of the sponsors Arie-Jean vintage car restoration donated 3 cups. Cup 1 was awarded to Steve Winterol from Florida. Steve was together with his El Camino came over from the USA especially for the meeting in Meijel. The organization also handed him a pair of custom made wooden shoes. The 2nd cup was awarded to Fred Roessen from Naaldwijk. Fred is already coming for the 17th time to the El Camino meeting in Meijel. The 3rd trophy was awarded to the most extremely original El Camino from 1972 by Kristoff from Germany.
The Honorary guests from the States and some sponsors were allowed to join Maikel in the church tower to watch the meeting from above. Alwie Verstappen knew how to tell the necessary things in the church tower.

by John Linders (FFAUT)


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