Standin' Festival big hit in Winslow
The seventh annual Standin' on the Corner Festival was a big success in Winslow Oct. 7 and 8, as many local residents, as well as several from out-of-state, rocked it up during the two-day event.
The bands had an outstanding time, as once again the crowds welcomed them with open arms.
Hotel California tore up the stage Saturday evening with their "Tribute to the Eagles." When the band started "Take It Easy," the crowd went wild.
The Eagles hit made Winslow famous, when singer/songwriter Jackson Brown began writing it in the early 1970s. Brown played parts of the song for fellow songwriter Glenn Frey, and the rest is history. Frey finished writing the song and added the line about Winslow.
Following Hotel California's rockin' performance was Mogollon, a country-rock group well known in the area. The group tore up the stage until the early morning hours.
Hometown hall of famer Tommy Dukes grooved with his blues band, along with the Cadillac Angels, Richard Howard, Sounds of Faith, featuring Brenda Graham and Mary Alice Hayes, and Decades too Late.
Comedian Skip Banks was on hand to bring laughs, as he performed between each musical guest. His performance before Hotel California took the stage made many of the kids double over with laughter.
The Just Cruis'n Car Club's 11th annual car show drew 155 participants. More than 130 were paid entries, while some members of the car club decided to just show up at the event.
The best-in-show award went to No. 63, Mike and Patty Manly of Scottsdale, for their 1941 Willys Coupe.
The people's choice award went to Jimmy Stewart of Phoenix, for his 1931 Ford.
There were 32 individual class winners during the show, and car club spokesperson Charlie McLaws said there were also 12 more awards presented.
A full listing of the awards given, including those for Best Chevrolet, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best Interior, Best Paint, Best Engine, Best Engineered, Best Represented Club and Long Distance, will be featured in the Oct. 19 edition of the Winslow Mail.