James Washburn send me a PM last week about some trophies that a friend of him bought at a Garage sale in Richmond Ca. Several years ago James had mentioned to his friend – a fanatic Garage/Estate Sale buyer – that whenever he would come across some old car related stuff as Trophies at a decent price he should buy them for him. Years go by and nothing was found, some time ago the friend dropped off a box with 8 very nice trophies in it. And out of those 8 four were particular interesting. The garage sale was held by family members who's grandfather had passed away and the attic was cleaned. The first one shown here is a trophy from the 1954 Thrifty Drug store parking lot car show. This show is especially interesting for me since I spend weeks colorizing the photo below in 2006. And I never even knew that this was an award type show. Possebly Chuck deWitt won this award with his Barris built 1950 Ford Convertible. Here is one of the two photos we know about that was taken at the Thrifty Drug Store parking lot show held on Saturday May 15 1954. This store was located at Rodeo Rd and LA Brea. At least we think this trophy went to Chuck DeWitt. His car was at the show as we can see, and there is one other trophy in the box that has Chuck's name engraved on it. So most likely all, or most of the trophies once belonged to Chuck. At this point we do not know if the grandfather who passed away was Chuck DeWitt, or if he perhaps had bought Chuck's Ford in 1954-55 and that is came with all the trophies. Here is another trophy from James his collection from the 1954 Sacramento Auto Show. "Hard Luck Award" with the name of Chuck DeWitt engraved into it. Makes me wonder what happened at the show he deserved this award. Anybody knows something about the Chuck DeWitt Ford in some trouble at the Sacramento Car show in 1954? A very nice wood based trophy from 1954 from the Kustoms of America club. This a bit simpeler trophy was from the Norwalk Motorcade held on August 28-29 in 1954. Wonder if there should have been some engraving in this one as well. The brass plate is there, but nothing engraved. Perhaps there was no time after the show to have it engraved. This one with the same 1936 Ford Coupe model on top was for the first place from the Orange County air port Drag Races. The trophies made in those days are so nice, real wood, real metal and hand engraved personal text on some.