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Automobiles, past and present, on display at Commando Cruise-In

A Chevrolet Astro van with a flame paint job is parked outside the Air Force Armament Museum for the 2009 Commando Cruise-In Oct. 24. The van was one of many types of vehicles to enter the show for style and quality. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden.)

A Chevrolet Astro van with a flame paint job is parked outside the Air Force Armament Museum for the 2009 Commando Cruise-In Oct. 24. The van was one of many types of vehicles to enter the show for style and quality. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden)

A collection of Chevrolet Camaros sat on display for sports car enthusiasts at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. The show also featured other Camaros in various colors and models throughout the years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden.)

A collection of Chevrolet Camaros sat on display for sports car enthusiasts at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. The show also featured other Camaros in various colors and models throughout the years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden)

A man affixes a decal under the hood of a Ford Shelby at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. Several owners had unique custom designs and logos branded on their cars for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden.)

A man affixes a decal under the hood of a Ford Shelby at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. Several owners had unique custom designs and logos branded on their cars for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden)

Two men check out a Chevrolet Corvette at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. The Corvette was one of many muscle cars on display at the car show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden.)

Two men check out a Chevrolet Corvette at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. The Corvette was one of many muscle cars on display at the car show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden)

A man posing as deputy sheriff Barney Fife from “The Andy Griffith Show” hands out a citation to attendees at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. He also drove to the event in a 1964 Ford Galaxy squad car made to look like the original from the TV series. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden.)

A man posing as deputy sheriff Barney Fife from “The Andy Griffith Show” hands out a citation to attendees at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. He also drove to the event in a 1964 Ford Galaxy squad car made to look like the original from the TV series. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden)

A collection of European Smart cars sit on display under the wing of an F-101 at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. The cars were entered in different categories including size and country of origin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden.)

A collection of European Smart cars sit on display under the wing of an F-101 at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. The cars were entered in different categories including size and country of origin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden)

A judge inspects the engine of a Honda Civic at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. Volunteers filled in as judges to rate the cars’ interior, paint job and overall condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden.)

A judge inspects the engine of a Honda Civic at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. Volunteers filled in as judges to rate the cars’ interior, paint job and overall condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden)

A Pontiac Sunfire with a custom paint job is parked beside an F-101 at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. Some of the museum’s static plane displays served as backdrops for entries in different car categories.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden.)

A Pontiac Sunfire with a custom paint job is parked beside an F-101 at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. Some of the museum’s static plane displays served as backdrops for entries in different car categories. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden)

Roger Perman, a native of Destin, Fla., won Overall Best in Show with his 1955 Chevrolet Nomad at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24.  Mr. Perman said he was ecstatic about winning after maintaining the car for two years.  His prize included $150 and a specialized 105mm shell trophy.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden.)

Roger Perman, a native of Destin, Fla., won Overall Best in Show with his 1955 Chevrolet Nomad at the 2009 Commando Cruise-In at the Air Force Armament Museum Oct. 24. Mr. Perman said he was ecstatic about winning after maintaining the car for two years. His prize included $150 and a specialized 105mm shell trophy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden)