Durant car show returns July 21 expects more than 100 vehicles


By Tim Evans

Index Reporter

Durant resident Miles Budelier may be a car show enthusiast, but he doesn’t attend more than one car show annually.

That’s the Durant Car Show he’s put together since 2017, where he gets to show off his classic 1969 Dodge Charger, a vehicle he’s had since high school, on Sunday, July 21 at the Durant High School parking lot at 406 7th St.

Expecting about 120 classic, new muscle, old muscle, imports, trucks, and custom classics at the show, Budelier, says in his promotional flier that the show is open to all vehicles. “If it has wheels, we want to see it,” it reads. He said even motorcycles are welcome, but notes few ever attend.

Budelier said the first show he put together in Durant seven years ago drew about 200 vehicles, but he says numbers have dwindled since to around 100 to 150 vehicles, noting the amount of participants that show up depends largely on the weather.

Registration is from 8-11 a.m. with the even opening free to the public for three hours from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., when awards will be presented.

Budelier said there would be nine specialty trophies awarded as well as 20 “Top 20” trophies along with grand prizes for Best in Show and Children’s Choice. Dash plaques will also be awarded to the first 75 registrants, who pay to participate.

Specialty trophies will be awarded for best classic car, best import, best modern muscle car, best muscle car, best truck, best custom classic, best custom modern, best custom modern and best open class.

Budelier, a 2005 Durant High School graduate, said his dad, Richard Budelier, owns a classic 1957 Cadillac and helped him create the show, a common love they share as father and son.

“It’s always a good time,” says the young Budelier, noting he’s not sure how it compares to other area shows. “I’ve never been to another car show,” he said, noting the registration fees typically cover the cost of trophies and other expenses.

He can be contacted for more information at 563-210-7181.

Food will be provided on the grounds for purchase from Jeff’s Market in Durant.




Durant car show returns July 21 expects more than 100 vehicles