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Cars to cruise Duncan's Chisholm Trail

Words like classic, cool and even awesome have been used many times to describe 1930s hot rods, heavily chromed rides from the '50s with fins jetting from their tail ends, and ultra-impressive muscle cars from the 1960s that all come standard each year at the Cruisin' the Chisholm Trail Car Show in Duncan.

But another word  jaw-dropping  might be the best to describe one of the vehicles people will get to see at this year's show, set to begin this evening and continue through Saturday afternoon on Main Street in Duncan. 

Show organizer Melvin Jones said the 1940-model Ford fire truck is truly one of a kind, as it's powered by two jet aircraft engines. Its owner, Mark Smith, has toured with it in different states and even into Canada. Tonight he'll "fire it up" at 6:30 p.m. at the start of a "burnout" competition. It should be impressive to see and hear, even if it's a little impractical to drive.

"It'll get to a fire quickly, but who knows how many it'll start on the way?" Jones joked.

The car show, now in its seventh year, has proven to be popular with car collectors and enthusiasts. Last year there were some 275 entries in various classes. This year, Jones said, he is hoping for at least that many or more.

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