Dogwood car show fielded over 110 entries

Friday, April 21, 2006

Summer-time temperatures and lots of sunshine drew a large crowd to the 20th annual Dogwood Car and Truck Festival on Saturday. The event, which is sponsored by the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce and held at Roaring River State Park, attracted 114 entries, which was 20 more than last year.

According to Amy White, chamber executive director, car show judges told her the Dogwood car show is one of the most well run shows they attend.

"I give a lot of that credit to Les Jacobs who really helped me with the judges," said White.

Jacobs also served as master of ceremonies for the awards presentation, which took place at 2 p.m. on the Main Stage. A list of winners is provided below.

- Antique 1900-1947: Elzie and Karen Allen, 1935 Dodge Deluxe four door, first place; and Richard Auernheimer, 1922 Ford Model T, second place.

- Classic Cars 1948-1972: Doug McCullah, 1972 Chevy, first place; and Robin Ramsey, second place.

- Trucks 1900-1972: Jim and Ruth Maness, 1958 Chevy Apache, first place; and Fred Harshbarger, 1954 International, second place.

- Trucks 1973-1995: Kathy Campbell, 1990 Chevy, first place; and Clarence Eckenroad, 1981 Chevy El Camino, second place.

- Modified Trucks 1900-1972: J and J Beaver, 1956 Chevy, first place; and Jim Carney, 1940 Ford, second place.

- Modified Trucks 1973- Current: Dan and Pam Griffberg, 2004 Dodge 500, first place; and Deral and Beverly Carson, 2005 Chevy Silverado, second place.

- Street Machines 1900-Current: Jessica Puryear, 1971 Dodge Challenger, first place.

- Street Rod 1900-1948: Jack and Judy Gaskill, 1936 Ford Coupe, first place; and Sherman and Kathy Earnhart, 1937 Ford Humpback Sedan, second place.

- All Trucks and Cars 1996-Current: Gene and Sandy Atkinson, 2003 Ford Lightning, first place; and Jamie and Amanda Wallace, 2001 Ford Lightning, second place.

- Muscle Cars 1964-1973: Curtis Rice, 1964 Chevy Malibu, first place; and Randy Grimes, 1965 Pontiac GTO, second place.

- Motorcycles all years and models: Ike Hollingsworth, 2002 Road King, first place.

- Car Club With Most Participation (sponsored by Carquest): MOPAR Route 66.

- Best Engine (sponsored by Gautney's Garage): Lance Barnes, 1934 Chevy.

- Best Paint (sponsored by Cassville Auto Body): Lendal and Reta Parton, 1934 Ford.

- Best Interior (sponsored by Ken's Collision Center): Junior Collins, 1934 Plymouth.

- Showstopper Award (sponsored by Baywash car wash): Jim Carney, 1940 Ford Truck.

Names of the winners of the Furthest Driven award (sponsored by The Arc Shop) and the Furthest Trailered award (sponsored by Wildcat Rentals) were not available.

- City of Cassville Mayor Award: Elzie and Karen Allen, 1935 Dodge.

- City of Cassville Chief of Police and Barry County Sheriff Award: J & J Beaver, 1956 Chevy.

- Missouri State Rep. David Sater Award: Richard Auernheimer, 1922 Model T.

- Dogwood Dozen Awards: Sherman and Kathy Earnhart, 1937 Ford Humpback Sedan; Joe and Pat Hill, 1958 Impala; Randy Grimes, 1965 Pontiac GTO; J and J Beaver, 1956 Chevy; Jack and Judy Gaskill, 1936 Ford Coupe; Fred Harshbarger, 1954 International; Cecil Johnson, 1934 Chevy Coupe; Larry Vejraska, 1969 Plymouth Barracuda; Debbie Rice, 1969 Chevy Camaro; Junior and Ruby Collins, 1934 Plymouth Coupe; Lendeal and Reta Parton, 1934 Ford Panel; and Rich Mrstik, 1963 Corvette Stingray.

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