It is almost one year. We all miss Scott. Please consider joining us to commemorate his life and share as friends and family in an event that Scott loved and looked forward to each year.
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Severna Park Baptist Church will host its eighth annual Cruise-In Car Show on June 27 from 11:00am to 2:30pm on the church grounds, located at 506 Benfield Road. The show will feature classic cars and motorcycles, prizes, music, games and moon bounces for the kids. Church members will grill hamburgers and hot dogs along with their famous chicken barbecue.
The car show is a big deal for the church and has become a community tradition. Hundreds visit each year to check out the vehicles and visit with friends.
This year’s event will be bittersweet. Severna Park resident Scott Murphy was the car show’s founder and he oversaw the event each year. Murphy died in a motorcycle accident in July 2014. His wife, Angie, and their two sons, Scott Jr. and Cole, along with Scott’s friends, have stepped up to keep the car show going.
“He loved hot rods. We met 27 years ago, and he was drag racing and going to dirt track races,” Angela said. Through the years, Scott even had a collection of cars — Camaros, Impalas, Novas and other muscle cars.
The idea for the car show actually came from Scott and Angela’s son, Scott Jr. While on a mission trip in Florida with his father, Scott Jr., then in his mid-teens, pointed out a car show called “Hot Rods and Hot Dogs.”
“Scott thought, ‘What better way to get people to get together than hot dogs and hot rods?’” Angie recalled. He proposed the show at the church and it took off quickly. Scott called his car-loving friends and clubs and got preparations underway.
The Rev. Dave Brown of Severna Park Baptist said, “[Scott] loved cars and he loved Christ. The car show was his way of meshing the two for others to enjoy.”
Prior to Scott’s death, Angie’s duty was helping with registration. Now, she oversees every aspect of the event. “Scott used to put so much time, energy and effort into the show,” Angie noted.
Brown is thankful for Angie taking the lead. The church was stunned by Scott’s death, and when the time came for planning the annual car show, they were challenged by the decision of how they should proceed.
Scott Jr. is helping his mother with the car show preparations. What will make the day even more special is the arrival of the couple’s youngest son, Cole.
Cole Murphy was deployed when his father died last year and hasn’t been home since that time. Cole will return for the car show and will arrive at the church, driving his father’s ‘68 Camaro.
Others in the community have stepped up to help, including Tre Williams, disc jockey; Josh Bolhman, a neighborhood friend of Scott who likes hot rods and worked on cars; and Kevin Stevens, another car enthusiast neighbor. Cole’s friend Nathan Skaggs is also lending a hand by posting flyers.
There will be a special tribute during the car show to honor the memory of Scott Murphy and his work at Severna Park Baptist Church with the car show. In addition, guests will have an opportunity to share their memories about Scott for a scrapbook that will be presented to Angie as a gift from the church. For more information about the car show and Severna Park Baptist Church, visit http://www.spbcmd.com.
Michael “Scott” Murphy, Sr.
March 25, 1967 – July 26, 2014
Scott lived to be 47 years old and lives on in heaven because of his faith in Jesus Christ. Scott will be remembered as a man of family as an honorable husband to Angie and a faithful father to Scotty Jr. and Cole. He spoke frequently and glowingly about each member of his family and was extremely proud to love and know each of them.
Scott enjoyed to work and loved cars. His work ethic was exemplary as he sought to provide for his family as well as reflect the man he was created to be with skill and excellence to the glory of God. He would frequently serve the church with air conditioning work and contacts, among other ministry services. His church family helped him to reach out to car enthusiast for the last seven years. He was…
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