Murdo in May which includes a car show, car auction and huge antique auction.This year it was a milestone — the 20th anniversary. The event this year was held May 25, 26 and 27th.
The attendance throughout the weekend was estimated to be near 2,500 people. With the population of Murdo normally hanging at around 533 people, that's a lot of out-of-towners checking out what the car show, car auction and mega variety auction, had to offer.
The car show on Main Street was sponsored by the Murdo Chamber of Commerce. There was 50's music for all to hear, and delicious food was provided by the Turner Youth Group. All of the cars and tractors made it a great ride.
The antique car auction, which took place on Saturday, May 26, was operated by the McPherson Auction Co. out of Rapid City, SD. Although the skies were foggy and gray, spirits and paint colors were bright.
Dave Geisler Sr., owner of the Pioneer Auto Museum said, "One of the highlights for me was a really nice '39 Buick street rod that sold to someone from Rapid City. That was really nice to see."
The antique and collectable auction on the final day was also quite successful, with most items being scooped up by those from near and far. Check out some of Pioneer Auto's vintage items from their gift shop at http://www.pioneerautoshow.com/cart/vintage-antiques-c-93.html.
Geisler now has time to rest and prepare for the 21st Murdo in May, which promises more vintage cars, antiques, collectables and lots of fun!
The annual Murdo in May event draws thousands of classic car enthusiasts from around the country. It takes place every spring but this year is extra special as it marks the 20th anniversary of the event.
The extravaganza begins Friday, May 25 and runs through the weekend. Events throughout the weekend include a free swap meet, car auction, car corral and show.
Visitors will also look forward to the car show. Attendance is free to enjoy food, music and trophies right on Main Street Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information call Barb at 605-699-2263
"The auction is a great time for anyone with an appreciation for, or interest in classic cars," said Dave Geisler, owner of Pioneer Auto Museum. "Best of all, it's free admission."
Pioneer Auto's swap is a free event that takes place all weekend long. There you will find a huge selection of cars, accessories and parts with items available from dealers.
The auction, which takes place on Saturday, May 26, will be operated by the McPherson Auction Co. out of Rapid City, SD. For more information call 1-800-685-1369.
Types of vehicles being auctioned include a 1942 Ford Super Deluxe, 1965 Chevrolet Nova and 1955 Pontiac Star Chief. It is muscle cars and rare vehicles like this that make Murdo in May such a destination point for collectors.
Last on the weekend agenda is the antique and collectibles sale, Sunday, May 27 at the Murdo Auditorium. For more information call Eckert Auction at 605- 843-2845.