News | Nov. 13, 2015

Custom to classic: HQC hosts annual Combined Federal Campaign Motorcycle, Car Show

By John Bell

What do a ’58 Austin-Healey, a ’67 F-250, a custom Harley-Davidson, and a Tesla have in common?

They were all on display at the 3rd Annual CFC Motorcycle and Car Show, held Nov. 5 in the parking lot of the McNamara Headquarters Complex, to raise money for the Combined Federal Campaign.

Retired Army Col. Ray Willis, whose daughter is a Defense Logistics Agency employee, brought his 1958 Austin-Healy 100-6 Roadster to the show. Willis said he bought the car new while stationed in Munich. After bringing it to the States, he drove it for several years before giving it to his father. Eventually, the car fell into disuse. After a six-month restoration, Willis said he enjoys driving the like-new vehicle on special occasions.

DLA Energy employee Tim Weatherspoon said his 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger “Hellcat” gives him “major cool-dad points” when dropping of his daughter at school.

Event organizer John Christensen, chief of business operations for DLA Acquisition, entered his 1967 Ford F-250 pickup truck. With dual fuel tanks, the vehicle still has its 1976 camping permit stuck to the vent window.

When it came to motorcycles, Harley-Davidson was well represented among the entries. Those on display included a Police Trike, Road King and Ultra Classic Peace Officer Edition, as well as a 1999 X1 Lightning from former Harley division Buell. The Virginia State Police brought three of its customized Harley police cruisers, each with the state seal on the fuel tank.

In addition, Fairfax County Police brought a police cruiser, the Fort Belvoir Fire Department displayed one of its fire trucks and two local Army units brought a Humvee and a tactical vehicle.

Winners in the car category were:

  • Air Force Maj. Devin Long, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, “Best Car in Show” for his 2013 Tesla Model S.

  • Paul Kerl, DLA Installation Support, “Best Antique in Show” for his 1969 Dodge Coronet convertible.

  • Jeff Mayhall, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, “Best ‘Roadkill’ in Show” for his 1951 Ford F-series pickup truck.

Winners in the bike category were:

  • Len Nale, DLA Information Operations, “Best Bike in Show” for his 2014 Harley-Davidson CVO Road King.