Through the years, the Colorado Flatlanders have given their club Memorial Award to honor local club members who’ve passed away during the previous year. However, this year the club selected two individuals outside of their local club to honor with the award.
This year the car club chose Pat Shaw, a member of the National Street Rod Association’s safety team, and Floyd Kiel, a former Northeastern Junior College graduate, auto mechanics teacher and drag racer. Both Shaw and Kiel are battling terminal cancer.
Shaw’s award was given to George and Hazel Stephens, who will pass the award on to their fellow club member. “Pat’s come to our show probably the last twenty years, but could not attend because he is already getting too ill,” said Flatlander club president Cherie Brungardt.
“It was kind of a sad year. It’s really hard to do, but we like to recognize people for the things they’ve done, whatever that may be for that particular year,” Brungardt said.