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Romancing the Chrome show draws huge turnout

It's long been known that one surefire way to draw a crowd in Harford County is to hold a vintage car and hot rod rally and show.

Saturday was no exception. Under bright blue skies, scores of beautiful cars and hundreds of people converged on Jarrett's Field in Jarrettsville for Romancing the Chrome, a show put together by the Harford County Public Library and the Jarrettsville Lions Club.

The show was organized to help promote the exhibit "Cars: A Harford County Love Affair" that opened April 12 at the Jarrettsville library and runs through May 19. The show also provided a perfect prelude to the annual Night Out at the Jarrettsville Library that evening which featured an appearance by Earl Swift, author of "The Big Roads," a history of the interstate highway system.

Amber Shrodes, director of the Harford County Library Foundation, helped organized Romancing the Chrome and said they were swamped with requests to exhibit by individuals and car clubs, including the National Corvette Club. A week before the show, 40 cars had already registered, she said.

The good weather with temperatures in the 80s helped ensure the great turnout. Cars and Harford County: It's the love affair that motors on through the ages.

The following is the list of winners from the show:

Best of Show. . . . . . . .Walt Howard, 1933 Ford Coupe

Exotic/European. . . . . George Hubbard, 1959 Mercedes 190SL

Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . Ralph and Keitha Hatton, 2006 Cadillac XLR

Classic. . . . . . . . . . . .Stan Rosinsky, 1966 Chevrolet Stingray

Antique. . . . . . . . . . . John Maners, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

Journey Stories. . . . ..Arvin and Judy Sadler, 2007 Mustang Shelby

Truck/SUV. . . . . . . . .Ross Gilbert, 1964 Chevrolet Pick Up Truck

Muscle. . . . . . . . . . . Steve Golden, 1955 Chevrolet Belair

Hot rod. . . . . . . . . . .Todd and Kim DeFrain, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

Jeep. . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Swann, -2012 Jeep

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