Classic cars are displayed at Wines of the San Juan during the 2013 Wine and Shine Classic Car Show.
Classic cars are displayed at Wines of the San Juan during the 2013 Wine and Shine Classic Car Show. (Courtesy of Wines of the San Juan)

FARMINGTON — With her father and brother both rebuilding automobiles, Brittny Arnold grew up around cars.

Around five years ago, Arnold brought the first-ever Wine and Shine Classic Car Show to her family's business, Wines of the San Juan.

She said she saw the shady, grassy area around the winery and thought it would be "something different from the hot parking lot."

Since then, she has enjoyed seeing the cars. She said her favorite is a 1966 Ford Country Squire that will be returning this year.

"I don't know what it is about that car," she said. "I just love it."

The Country Squire will not be the only station wagon at the show. Farmington resident Martin Wood is bringing his 1956 Chevrolet station wagon, which his family has owned since it was new.

A young car enthusiast eyes a classic Ford during the 2013 Wines and Shine Classic Car Show in Turley.
A young car enthusiast eyes a classic Ford during the 2013 Wines and Shine Classic Car Show in Turley. (Courtesy of Wines of the San Juan)

Wood began to work on cars when he was 10 years old. His brother owned a 1966 Chevelle Super Sport.

"He taught me how to adjust the valves, and that was my job," he said.

Since then, Wood has been working on cars, including doing repairs at a car dealership. When he heard about the Wine and Shine Classic Car Show five years ago, he decided to take his car over and show it off.

"I love the atmosphere," Wood said about the car show. "It's a casual atmosphere."

He said there is a relaxed attitude about the show.

"It feels more like family," he said.

That difference is part of what Arnold wants. In addition to cars and wine, the Turley winery will provide Italian food and music by local blues musician Kirk James.

"It's just a different environment than any other car show," she said.

IF YOU GO

What: Wine and Shine Classic Car Show

Time and location: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Wines of the San Juan, 233 N.M. Highway 511, Turley

Cost: Free for spectators

More info: 505-632-0879 or www.winesofthesanjuan.com

Hannah Grover covers news, arts and religion for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 and hgrover@daily-times.com. Follow her @hmgrover on Twitter.