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Dogwood Festival attracts 138 entries

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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Unique car Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed Richard Auernheimer, of Cassville, is the owner of one of the most unique vehicles that was on display at this year's Dogwood Car, Truck and Motorcycle Festival. Auerheimer's home-built car is operated by an 18-horse power Vanguard engine and Hydrostat transmission, which were taken from a lawn mower. The car has a 70-inch wheel base and motorcycle wheels. The steering unit was taken from a golf cart and the front axel and frame were designed and fabricated by Auernheimer. Leon Stansberry provided welding services for the project. The home-built car earned a Dogwood Dozen Award at this year's show.
This year's Dogwood Car, Truck and Motorcycle Festival attracted 138 entries. The event, which is sponsored by the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce, drew hundreds of community members and visitors to the square in Cassville on Saturday.

"Cassville Cruisers won the Largest Car Club Award with 39 entries," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "The Donut Gang, from Bella Vista, Ark., came in second with 19 entries."

The award was sponsored by Seven Valleys Construction.

Jesse Watson, of Henryetta, Okla., earned the Furthest Traveled Award. He drove his 2012 Ford F350 around 200 miles to attend the festival. The award was sponsored by Remax Flat Creek Realty.

Keith Sistrunk, of Flowood, Miss., won the Furthest Trailered Award. He trailered his 1979 Ford F100 over 500 miles to take part in the car show. Vollenweider Metal Works sponsored the award.

Car show awards were given out throughout the day. Entries were judged by the local award sponsors and members of the Mid American Association of Car Clubs.

All of the car show winners are listed below:

* Best Presentation, sponsored by B & K Auto Body: Mike Cornelison, of Cassville, 1956 Ford stock car.

* Best MOPAR, sponsored by Country Dodge Chrysler Jeep: Cliff Reeves, of Bella Vista, Ark., 1961 Plymouth Fury.

* Best Ford, Mercury or Lincoln, sponsored by Les Jacobs Ford-Mercury: Lou Harris, of Bella Vista, Ark., 1956 Ford F100.

* Best GM or Chevy, sponsored by Ken's Collision Center: Ted and Deb Laneer, of Clarksville, Ark., 1958 Chevy Corvette.

* Best Paint, sponsored by Cassville Auto Body: Dave Walters, of Shell Knob, 1932 Ford 3W Coupe.

* Best Interior, sponsored by Carefree Auto Center: Ron Breeden, of Bella Vista, Ark., 1936 Chevy Sedan.

* Best Engine, sponsored by Gautney's Garage: Bobby Nix, of Bella Vista, Ark., 1972 Chevy Malibu.

* Most Unique Car or Truck, sponsored by Hometown Mortgage: Jesse and Jeanne Kirch, of Cassville, 1932 Bantam Roadster.

* Most Unique Motorcycle, sponsored by Cassville Motor Inn: Mickey Beagle, of Rogers, Ark., Harley Davidson.

* Cassville Mayor Award, sponsored by Ellis, Cupps and Cole: Vancil Riddlesperger, of Berryville, Ark., 1955 Chevy Bel Air.

* Cassville Chief of Police Award, sponsored by Able 2 Products: Troy Lowe, of Cassville, 1950 Plymouth.

* Barry County Sheriff Award, sponsored by Freedom Bank: Russ Pendergraft, of Cassville, 1972 Monte Carlo.

* State Representative Award, sponsored by First State Bank: Marty and Kathy Henry, of Cassville, 1969 Chevelle SS.

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Annual show draws crowd to square Democrat Photo Barry County community members and visitors had the opportunity to view 138 antique and customized vehicles at the 26th annual Dogwood Car, Truck and Motorcycle Festival last weekend. The event, which is sponsored by the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce, was held on the square in Cassville on May 5.
* Best Work in Progress, sponsored by O'Reilly's and Carquest: Larry and Maggie Jenkins, of Bella Vista, Ark., 1940 Ford Coupe.

* Show Stopper, sponsored by Baywash Car Wash: Duane Holmberg, of Golden, 1936 Chevy Sedan.

* Antique cars, 1900 to 1947: Jack Waxenfelter, of Berryville, Ark., 1940 Ford Tudor, first place; and Gene and Theresa Newman, of Garfield, Ark., 1939 Pontiac convertible, second place.

* Classic cars, 1948 to 1972: Vancil Riddlesperger, of Berryville, Ark., 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, first place; and Estel Landreth, of Eagle Rock, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, second place.

* Stock cars, 1973 to 1995: Sonny Jackson, of Little Flock, Ark., 1988 Ford Mustang GT convertible, first place; and Bill Cole, of Purdy, 1979 Lincoln sedan, second place.

* Trucks, 1900 to 1972: Jim Stokes, of Eagle Rock, 1956 Chevy pickup, first place; and Gary Elliott, of Cassville, 1956 Ford pickup, second place.

* Trucks, 1973 to 1995: Keith Sistrunk, of Flowood, Miss., 1979 Ford F100, first place; and Bryce and Brayden England, of Exeter, 1988 Chevy Silverado, second place.

* Modified trucks, 1900 to current: Eddie Jacobson, of Harrison, Ark., 1923 Ford Model T truck, first place; and Knut and Barbara Farstuedt, of Columbus, Kan., 1923 Ford T Bucket, second place.

* Street machines and hot rods, 1900 to current: Duane Holmberg, of Golden, 1936 Chevy sedan, first place; and Richard McAdams, of Shell Knob, 1932 Ford Roadster, second place.

* Current trucks and cars, 1996 to current: Pamela Albrecht, of Rogers, Ark., 2006 Chevy HHR, first place; and Renee Hopkins, of Cassville, 2004 Dodge 3500, second place.

* Muscle cars, 1946 to 1973, less than two modifications: Patti Daniels, of Cassville, 1969 Chevy Camaro, first place; and William and Laurie Spinks, of Cassville, 1967 Pontiac GTO, second place.

* Muscle cars, 1946 to 1973, more than two modifications: Bobby Nix, of Bella Vista, Ark., 1972 Chevy Malibu, first place; and Marty and Kathy Henry, of Cassville, 1967 Chevy Malibu, second place.

* Imports, 1900 to current: Don Tilly, of Cassville, 1973 VW Thing, first place; and Joe Lewis, of Eagle Rock, 1974 VW Dune Buggy, second place.

* C1 and C2 Corvettes, 1953 to 1967: Ted and Deb Laneer, of Clarksville, Ark., 1958 Chevy Corvette, first place; and Connie and Rhetha Lloyd, of Seligman, 1967 Corvette Stingray, second place.

* C3 Corvettes, 1968 to 1982: Ken Bandy, of Monett, 1969 Corvette, first place; and Charles Pritchett, of Marionville, 1980 Chevy Corvette.

* C4 Corvettes, 1984 to 1996: Joe Shipman, of Monett, 1990 Chevy Corvette, first place; and Steven Wyckoff, of Bella Vista, Ark., 1985 Chevy Corvette, second place.

* C5 Corvettes, 1997 to 2004: Briggs and Anne Whitefield, Bentonville, Ark., 1999 Chevy Corvette Coupe, first place; and Tom King, Gravette, Ark., 1997 Chevy Corvette, second place.

* C6 Corvettes, 2005 to current: Patti Daniels, Cassville, 2008 Chevy Corvette, first place; and Jim and Brenda Murphy, of Bella Vista, Ark., 205 Chevy Corvette convertible, second place.

* Camaro or Firebird, 1967 to 1981: John Calvelage, of Mt. Vernon, 1967 Chevy Camaro RS.

* Camaro or Firebird, 1982 to current: Mike and Beth Rodrigues, of Reeds Spring, 1991 Pontiac Firebird.

* M1 Mustangs, 1965 to 1973: Harold and Sam Hill, of Nixa, 1973 Mustang Mach 1, first place; and Joe Jones, of Monett, 1967 Ford Mustang, second place.

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Award winning entries Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed On Saturday, Marty and Kathy Henry's 1969 Chevelle SS earned the State Representative Award and a Dogwood Dozen Award at the Dogwood Car, Truck and Motorcycle Festival. The Cassville couple's 1967 Chevy Malibu also earned a second place award in the muscle cars, 1946 to 1973 more than two modifications category.
* M2 Mustangs, 1974 to current: John and Ruth Verbrugge, of Eagle Rock, 2008 Ford Mustang GT 500 KR.

* MOPAR, 1900 to 1959: Troy Lowe, of Cassville, 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe, first place; and Floyd Beck, of Cassville, 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe.

* MOPAR, 1960 to 1975: Judy and Cliff Reeves, of Bella Vista, Ark., 1961 Plymouth Fury, first place; and David Cochrane, of Aurora, 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury, second place.

* MOPAR, 1976 to current: Chad Sprinkle, of Cassville, 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8, first place; and Chuck Leffler, Bella Vista, Ark., 1999 Plymouth Prowler, second place.

* Motorcycles: Scott Redshaw, of Purdy, 2008 Yamaha XU 1900 S Raider, first place; and Mickey Beagle, of Rogers, Ark., 1994 Harley Davidson Custom Dyna Wide Glide, second place.

* Rat rods: Buzz and Charlotte Houston, of Garfield, Ark., 1955 Oldsmobile Hydramatic, first place; and Austin Roberts, of Forsyth, 1937 Chevy sedan, second place.

* Dogwood Dozen: Dale Harrison, of Springfield, 1940 Ford pickup; Floyd Beck, of Cassville, 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe; Bob White, Bentonville, Ark., 1962 Chevy Nova; Buzz and Charlotte Houston, of Garfield, Ark., 1955 Oldsmobile Hydramatic; Richard Auernheimer, of Cassville, homebuilt; Marty and Kathy Henry, of Cassville, 1969 Chevy Chevelle; Nathan Lowe, of Rocky Comfort, 1941 Willys Coupe; Jerry Stevenson, of Haysville, Kan., 1957 Ford Thunderbird; John and Ruth Verbrugge, of Eagle Rock, 2008 Mustang GT500; Estel Landreth, of Eagle Rock, 1957 Chevy Bel Air; and Edward Erwin, of Rockaway Beach, 1969 Chevy C10 pickup.



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