Bhurle Sossamon, in the shaded lawn chair, talks with an admirer of his 1937 Buick Coupe Saturday during the car show portion of Webb City’s Route 66 Cruise-A-Palooza at King Jack Park.

Cruise-A-Palooza crowd estimated at 10,000

Jason Rackley tests the temperature of the steak he’s prepared during the Henkle’s Steak Cookoff event. Rackley, of Alma Ark., is an occasional $1,000 winner at the sanctioned cookoffs, but this time especially, he said there was “no room for error” because there were three world champions competing.

The first-time tent featuring locally brewed beer and wine had a good view of the amphitheater stage.

There was a police presence but no problems were reported. Allowing liquor in the park was allowed on a trial basis by the Webb City Council.

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