Welcome provides vehicle to Mixed Blood Theatre

By: 
Patrick Fisher, The New Prague Times

PalmerWelcome of New Prague loaned his 1957 Chevrolet Cameo to Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis for its recent production of “Autonomy.” (Photo courtesy of Palmer Welcome)

Any New Prague residents who recently saw Mixed Blood Theatre’s production “Autonomy” may have recognized one of the 40 vintage and unique cars in the show. If a 1957 Chevrolet Cameo Model 2434 seemed familiar, it’s because it was on loan from New Prague’s Palmer Welcome.

According to a press release from Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis the Chevrolet Cameo is “made like a gentleman's pickup” or a “going-to-town” pickup. It is a limited edition vehicle as only about 6,000 were made between 1955 and mid-1958.

“I was contacted two months ago by another car guy,” said Welcome, who owns and operates Palmer Welcome Auto in New Prague. He was asked if he would loan the Chevy. He took the truck up on Tuesday, May 7, for “Autonomy,” which was shown Thursday through Sunday, May 9-12.

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To see more on this story pick up the May 16, 2019 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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