Spectator turnout good at car show

News editor

The Route 56 Classic Cruisers car show had 48 classic cars, pickups, and motorcycles entered in the show Saturday at Memorial Park in Hillsboro, with additional vehicles displayed by club members.

When organizers arrived at the park to set up, the sky looked threatening, as if storms that went through the county Friday night would return.

“It turned out great, though,” club member Kim Abrahams said.

He said the number of entries wasn’t great, but things overall went smoothly.

“I thought we had really good attendance, as far as spectators go,” Abrahams said.

The weather stayed pleasant throughout the show, and when award winners were announced in the afternoon, it was perfect for a “victory lap” around the circle drive in the park.

Entry fees and canned goods donated by the entrants will benefit Marion County Toy Run and local food banks.

Award winners

Best of Show: Gery Lock, 1958 Chevrolet Corvette.

Best of Show Motorcycle: Lynn Auernheimer, Harley-Davidson Sportster.

Motorcycle: Tom Harmon, Honda 250 Mini Trail.

“No-Class Winner:” Monte E. Root, 1923 Ford Model T.

Antique Award: Willis and Joan Duerksen, 1926 Ford Roadster.

Best Antique: Jim and Leanna Hefley, 1932 Chevrolet Cabriolet Delux.

Best Rat Rod: Mark and Kim Franklin, 1928 Dodge 4-door.

Best other: Jerry Alcorn, 1949 Hudson Super.

Best Import: Don Jordan and Marsha Hanavan, 1968 Volkswagen Beetle.

Best Ford: Mark Tittel, 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1.

Best GM Truck: John and Joan Brown, 1940 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery.

Best Mopar: Fred Gilmore, 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T.

Best GM: Bub Lovelady, 1931 Chevrolet Coupe.

Club Choice: David and Maureen Henning, 1937 Ford Humpback Sedan.

Dave Unruh Memorial Plaque: Tyler Harvey, 1929 Ford Model A.

Ladies Choice: Lowell Unruh, 1928 Ford Roadster.

Top 10: Larry Zahn, 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury; Max Kemble, 1970 AMC Javelin; Loran and Judy Luthi, 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396; Bruce and Diedre Serene, 1966 Shelby GT-350-H; Charles Chaimberlin, 1938 Chevrolet 2-door Sedan; Vicki and Jim Talley, 1955 Chevrolet Pickup; Mick and Dody Franklin, 1947 Hudson Club Coupe; Ronald Herbel, 1958 Chevrolet 2-door Delray; Ron Lake, 1956 Chevrolet 210; and Jim Hardy, 1955 Chevrolet Nomad.

 

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